QuickBooks Error 1904 and it’s Troubleshooting Solutions

by John Kartan Accounting And Bookkeeping

 QuickBooks, with around three decades of presence in the market, is known for its easy-to-use accounting and financing features that helps millions of businesses globally. However, sometimes users may face some errors and bugs while using QuickBooks that interrupt the workflow. In this post, we are going to discuss one such error that you may be facing when installing QuickBooks Desktop which is "QuickBooks Error 1904" and its solution. Once you encounter QuickBooks Error 1904, your display may be showing you the following message "Error 1904: [file path/name/extension] failed to register”. 

Well, there is no need to worry as your accounting data and company files are safe. If you don’t want to resolve the error on your own, you can reach us at our QuickBooks helpline number 844-888-4666

What causes QuickBooks Error 1904?

QuickBooks Error 1904 may be occurring due to one or multiple causes mentioned below.
 Windows or QuickBooks may not be updated or running on the old version.
  1. There may be some missing or corrupted Windows components.
  2. lssues with the Installation source.
  3. There may be some issues with Hard drive read-write permissions.

What should be done to fix QuickBooks Error 1904?

To fix this QuickBooks Error 1904, we're going to look at one of the best solutions out there available:

Solution: Download QuickBooks Tool Hub and run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool

Solution 1: Download and Install QuickBooks Tool Hub

QuickBooks Tool Hub helps in detecting and automatically fixing common errors that QuickBooks encounters. To make the most of it, we advise you to use the QuickBooks Tool Hub on Windows 10, 64-bit.
The followings are the steps to download and install the QuickBooks Tool Hub:
  • Close QuickBooks on your Computer.
  • It's better to download the most updated version ( of QuickBooks Tool Hub. Store the file in such a place on your computer where you can quickly locate it (for ex. Windows desktop or Downloads folder).
Note: If QuickBooks Tool Hub is already installed on your computer, you can look at the version you have. To find out the version, you need to select the Home tab; you'll be able to see the version of your QuickBooks Tool Hub on the bottom right, or you can do is select About to check the version.
  • Click on the file you've just downloaded (QuickBooksToolHub.exe) and open it.
  • You need to follow the on-screen instructions and give your consent to the terms and conditions to install it.
  • Once the QuickBooks Tool Hub installation is done, you need to double-click its icon on your Windows desktop to open the tool hub.  

Solution 2: Open the QuickBooks Tool Hub and run the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

The primary function of QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool is to automatically diagnose and fix problems with Microsoft components the QuickBooks program takes into use.
  1. Choose Installation Issues after opening the QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  2. Select QuickBooks Install Diagnostic tool and let the tool run. This process might take up to 20 minutes.
  3. Once the tool finish the repair process, restart your computer and open QuickBooks.
Now, if you're able to open and work in QuickBooks, this means QuickBooks Error 1904 is fixed.


We hope that after reading this post you’ll be able to fix QuickBooks Error 1904 as we’ve mentioned all the necessary steps in a simple manner that you need to know to fix QuickBooks Error 1904. In case, if you are still dealing with errors and issues running QuickBooks, you can reach us at our QuickBooks Desktop technical support number 844-888-4666.

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