A user may get QuickBooks Error 1303 during the installation of QuickBooks Desktop, which is a very frequent occurrence of errors. “Error 1303: Installer has insufficient credentials to access this directory,” reads the error notice. When a user encounters QuickBooks installer problem 1303, the message “C:…Intuit®” shows.The issue points to flaws and incorrect configurations in QuickBooks installation and Windows settings. Troubleshooting QuickBooks installation difficulties, however, can frequently be difficult, especially if you don’t know the right approach. No matter how much experience you have with fixing QuickBooks difficulties, by following the troubleshooting instructions in our article, you can quickly fix QuickBooks Desktop error 1303.

Possible Causes of QuickBooks Error 1303

QuickBooks Error 1303 typically appears during QuickBooks installation and emerges because of the following reasons:

  1. Inaccuracies in QuickBooks installation.
  2. Everyone Group and System Group do not have Full Control Rights to access the installation folder.
  3. Incorrect Windows File Sharing settings.

Step-by-Step Solution to QuickBooks Error Code 1303

Solution 1: Fix Installation Errors using QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

The purpose of the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool is to fix frequent installation issues brought on by faulty Microsoft components like the.NET Framework, C++, and MSXML. Users only need to use the tool once, and it will automatically fix typical installation issues. If QuickBooks Error 1303 still persists after trying this remedy, move on to the next step in the troubleshooting process.

  1. Follow the link and download the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool.
  2. When prompted to save the file on your desktop.
  3. After the download completes open the file from the desktop and select, I am having problems installing QuickBooks.
  4. Click OK and wait until QB Install Diagnostic Tool repair installation errors.
  5. Repair process might take up to 25 minutes, depending on your internet connection speed and the performance of your computer.

Solution 2: Provide Full Control Access to Everyone and System Group on Windows

If using the installation diagnostic tool didn’t solve the problem, it’s likely that Windows group permissions are the source of QuickBooks Error 1303. In order to access the installation directory on Windows, we will grant the Everyone group and System Group Full Control permission.

  1. Press Windows + E keys together on your keyboard to open Windows File Manager.
  2. Type C:\ ProgramData \ COMMON FILES\ in the address bar at the top of the window and press Enter.
  3. Hit Organize from the top left corner of the window and select Properties.
  4. Click Advanced under the Security tab.
  5. Now click the Change Permissions button and locate System from the list.
  6. Double-click the System user and checkmark the Full Control check box under the Allow list.
  7. Hit OK and repeat the same steps with Everyone user.
  8. Click OK on previous two Windows and try installing QuickBooks once again, if you are still getting QuickBooks Error 1303 then follow the next troubleshooting step.

Solution 3: Edit Simple File Sharing Settings

  1. Open Windows File Manager by pressing Windows + E on the keyboard.
  2. Click Organize and select Folder and Search Options.
  3. Select the View tab and scroll down to view the Advanced Settings.
  4. Uncheck the Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended) box.
  5. Click Apply and OK.
  6. Follow the QuickBooks installation process once again.

You may always contact us at our Number +1-866-987-9950 if you are still having problems with QuickBooks Error 1303 despite taking the procedures listed above or if you feel uncomfortable taking any of the troubleshooting measures. Such installation difficulties are occasionally seen by our team of QuickBooks Desktop professionals, who can offer you a quick fix in the least amount of time.