qbregisteration.dat file

What is the need for creating or recreating the qbregisteration.dat file?

Learn how to reset QuickBooks registration timers so that you can easily generate or rebuild the qbregistration.dat file. If you have purchased QuickBooks, you must register it with Intuit within 30 days of purchase. To register your program, you must input a code given by the company into the QBregistration.dat file.

The reason for registering with Quickbooks.dat file error

  • Damaged or corrupted Quickbook registration.
  • The MSXML component’s data file becomes corrupted.
  • Having problems with the UAC setting?
  •  Is your antivirus or Windows Firewall preventing Quickbooks?

Locate your license and product numbers

  • Log into My Account to check the license numbers for all of your QuickBooks products, or try the following:
  • Look through the purchase confirmation email you received from Intuit for a downloadable product purchased online or through a sales representative.
  • Look for a brightly colored sticker on the original CD packaging if you purchased QuickBooks on a CD.


  • Your installation codes may be found on the ProAdvisor Software & Licenses page (login needed).
  • Look for the fulfillment email that included the license and product codes for the most recent QuickBooks edition.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating or Recreating the qbregistration.dat File

However, if you are unable to obtain the code or discover that your Qb registration file is damaged, the following measures might be taken.

  • Make a copy of the qbregistration.dat file.
  • The first thing you need to do is locate your qbregistration.dat extension file.
  • You may find it on your C drive in C: ProgramDataCommon FilesIntuitQuickBooks.
  • When you’ve found your QBregistration.dat file, rename it Quickbook registration. old.
  • Now, open your Notepad.
  • To access the Run command, use Windows + R on your keyboard.
  • After putting the notepad in the Open area, click OK.
  • Open Notepad and type the code as (one code per line).
  • In your QuickBooks version, replace.
  • If you have QuickBooks Desktop 2023, replace 33.0.
  • If you have QuickBooks Desktop 2022, replace 32.0.
  • If you have QuickBooks Desktop 2021, replace 31.0.
  • Replace 30.0 with 30.0 if you have QuickBooks Desktop 2020. If you have QuickBooks Pro, replace it with Pro.
  • If you have QuickBooks Premier (rather than Accountant Edition), use Superpro instead.
  • If you have QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition, substitute an accountant with an accountant.
  • If you use QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions (rather than Accountant Edition), substitute bel.
  • If you use QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Accountant Edition, use Belacct instead.
  • Replace with the product number from your QuickBooks installation.
  • 0000-0000-0000-000 is the number.
  • Replace the license number for QuickBooks.
  • The file should be called qbregistration.dat.
  • From the File menu, choose Save.
  • Select All Files from the Save as Type drop-down menu.
  • The same directory as in step 1 (C: ProgramDataCommon FilesIntuitQuickBooks) should be used.


We hope this article was helpful in developing a complete grasp of Create or Re-create the qbregistration.dat file. If the actions outlined above do not resolve the issue of creating or re-creating the qbregistration.dat file, you may contact our Intuit Certified Proadvisors via our 24/7 technical support toll-free number for rapid assistance and responses. 

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