QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11118 occurs when QuickBooks is unable to initialize the license properties, often after a system hardware or software change. This error message typically includes a dialog box stating, “QuickBooks could not load the license data. This may be caused by missing or damaged files.”

Causes of QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11118

  • Missing or damaged QBregistration.dat file
  • Outdated Windows operating system
  • Incomplete QuickBooks installation
  • Antivirus software blocking QuickBooks files
  • System file corruption

Fixes for QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11118

  1. Update Windows and QuickBooks: Ensure that both your Windows operating system and QuickBooks Enterprise Support are up to date.

2. Run QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool: Download and run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool to fix any installation issues automatically.

3.Delete EntitlementDataStore.ecml file: Close QuickBooks, navigate to the folder containing the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file, and delete it. QuickBooks will recreate this file when you open the program again.

4.Reinstall QuickBooks using Clean Install: Uninstall QuickBooks, rename the installation folders, reinstall QuickBooks, and then update it to the latest version.

5.Check for Windows Updates: Ensure that your Windows operating system is fully updated.

6.Disable Antivirus Software: Temporarily disable your antivirus software and try opening QuickBooks again to see if the error is resolved.


QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11118 can be resolved by following the above steps. If you continue to experience issues, consider seeking assistance from QuickBooks support or a qualified IT professional.