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Error: The operating system denied access to the specified file: qbooks/setup.exe

The following error occurs when installing QuickBooks:

Error: The operating system denied access to the specified file: qbooks/setup.exe.
Why this is happening
This error can occur because the QuickBooks setup application checks your computer for third-party applications and resources.
How to fix it

To install QuickBooks without checking for third-party applications:

  1. Insert the QuickBooks CD into the CD-ROM drive.
  2. If the installation program begins automatically, click Quit to exit the installation.
  3. On the Microsoft Windows desktop, double-click the My Computer icon, or click the Start button and select My Computer. The My Computer window opens.
  4. Right-click the CD-ROM drive and select Explore. A new window opens listing the contents of the CD-ROM drive.
  5. Browse to the QBooks folder on the CD.
  6. Double-click the QuickBooks.msi icon. This launches the QuickBooks Installer without checking for third-party applications.

Note: For Downloaded programs the QuickBooks.MSI file can be found by going to Start >Run >%temp%>quickbooks finanacial software>qbooks>quickbooks.msi


If this solution does not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free or you can contact a technical support agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

KB ID# SLN41412
7/31/2014 4:40:06 PM
PPRDQSSWS407 9102 Pro 2013 c49ea6