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How to Fix QuickBooks License Error after Clone?

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The main reason why users encounter license error in QuickBooks is that the ‘QBregisteration.dat’ file is damaged. If this error occurs too often, you can call the QuickBooks customer care number and get the relevant details to enter the license number and product code for validation purpose. Additionally, you can also have a look at the solutions mentioned in this blog to try and troubleshoot the error on your own.
Solution 1: Download and install the QuickBooks Tool Hub
The QuickBooks Tool Hub is a software that helps troubleshoot common license, validation, and registration errors. You can refer to the steps below to download and install the QuickBooks Tool Hub in order to resolve the license error after clone:
• Step 1: Save your data and close the QuickBooks program.
• Step 2: Go to the website and download the QuickBooks Tool Hub file.
• Step 3: Save the file in your Downloads folder or on your desktop.
• Step 4: Go to the folder and open the ToolHub.exe file you downloaded.
• Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the Tool Hub.
• Step 6: Once the installation is complete, you need to double-click the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon on your desktop to open the program.

When you run the program, you will see a list of errors. You can select the license error you need to resolve and then restart QuickBooks to check if the issue is resolved.
Solution 2: Manually delete your Entitlement file
One reason why you may encounter a license error while using QuickBooks is that there is an error with the entitlement file. This file acts as a record to determine whether your QuickBooks product is valid and registered. You can refer to the steps below to delete the entitlement file and then reenter your license and product info:
• Step 1: Close QuickBooks and go to the Windows Start menu.
• Step 2: Go to the search box and use the keyboard to type “Run.”
• Step 3: Navigate to the ‘C’ drive on your computer and click ‘ProgramData.’
• Step 4: Use the following folder thread: Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8.
• Step 5: Locate the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file and right-click it.
• Step 6: Click the ‘Delete’ option and then select ‘Yes’ to confirm.
After you delete the file, you can launch QuickBooks once again and reopen the company file. You can call QuickBooks customer support number and speak to a certified software expert to register QuickBooks again and then check if the error is resolved. In case the license error still appears, you will need to consult a QuickBooks expert to find out how to implement a more advanced solution.