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Here is the 4 steps solution to fix QuickBooks Error Code 1911

Despite being a world-class accounting software, QuickBooks sometimes faces some technical issues and errors. These errors in QuickBooks may show up anytime, for example, while installing it, using it, or updating it. One of the common errors that the users of this innovative software often receive on their screens is QuickBooks Error code 1911. It generally occurs while installing or updating QuickBooks.

If you have received this error, read on to know how you fix by following just a couple of simple troubleshooting steps. Please note that it’s important to perform these steps in the provided sequence. Moreover, you can also get in touch with our support team via our toll-free number i.e. 1-800-969-7370. We are a group of experts and certified accounting professionals, who work round the clock to provide the best possible assistance. Feel free to call us anytime, we will be there to fix the error for you.

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What is QuickBooks error 1911?

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QuickBooks error code 1911 is often seen at the time of installing QuickBooks software. This error code usually comes up with an error message stating:

QuickBooks Install Error 1911: Could Not Register type library for file C:\Program Files(x86)\Common

When the user tries to install the QuickBooks pro 2016 on a windows server 2012 R2 system, then this error comes up on the screen. Also, at the time when the user upgrades the operating system, this error could hinder the process.

Solutions of QuickBooks Error Code 1911

Below we have shared some of the solutions to resolve this error code 1911 quickly:

Solution 1: Uninstall and install Adobe Flash Player

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  • Press the Windows and R keys on your keys together and Run window will appear at the bottom left of your screen
  • Type Control Panel and press OK button
  • Once Control Panel opens up, click on Adobe Flash Player in the list of software
  • Select Uninstall and follow the prompts to complete uninstalling the software
  • Restart your computer (if required) and reinstall Adobe Flash Player

Solution 2: Check the Built-in Administrator settings

Steps to activate the Built-in Admin

  • Press the Windows and R keys on your keys together and Run window will appear at the bottom left of your screen.
  • Type CMD in the box to search and hit OK button
  • So a right-click on CMD exe and select to Run as an Admin
  • Open the prompt window and put in net user administrator active Yes button.
  • Hit Enter key.
  • Open your computer in Safe Mode

Steps to adjust the built-in admin account

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys simultaneously on your keyboard
  • Select the second option – switch User
  • If you are using Windows 8, just press the Windows key
  • Click on the upper right corner of the screen to select the user icon
  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys simultaneously and select the default Admin account.

Steps to Hide the Built-in Admin account

  • Press the Windows and R keys on your keys together and Run window will appear at the bottom left of your screen
  • Type the command prompt –CMD
  • Right click on cmd.exe
  • Now, select to run as an Admin
  • Type NO in net user administrator active and hit Enter in the command window

Steps to Edit the Security Settings of the installation directory

  • Follow the path (C:) > Program Files > Common Files
  • Find the Common Files Folders and do a right-click
  • Choose Properties from the drop-down
  • Hit Edit under the Security tab
  • Choose the Users in the Group or Users Names 
  • Open the Permissions for users and tap on allow offering permission : update/  read  and execute, List Folder Contents R/W
  • Select Apply and OK button

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Solution 3: Download and review the PESxec Directory

  • Download and install PESxec Directory
  • Find QuickBooks Installer in the installed directory
  • Open the command prompt CMD
  • Run PSExec-is QuickBooks Installer to install QuickBooks system
  • QuickBooks Install diagnostic tool is stored in the downloads folder and typically titled as 1.exe
  • Next, access through the installer as normal

Solution 4: Modify the Setup Editor Settings

  • Select the Tables, when you don’t have to register your type library file, to tab in the setup editor
  • Tap on the Type Lib table
  • Put the row along with the file specified particularly in the error message
  • Delete the row
  • Check if the QuickBooks Error Code 1911 has been fixed


Follow the solutions provided in this article in the same sequence and you should be able to get rid off QuickBooks error code 1911. In case the issue persists or reappears or you face any other QB related issue, you can contact our 24×7 QuickBooks enterprise customer support team for quick assistance.

All you have to do is to ring up at our toll-free number i.e. 1-800-969-7370 and our experts and certified QuickBooks professionals will be there to assist you. Do not hesitate in calling us anytime, we will be happy to help you!


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