How to Eliminate QuickBooks Error 1303 (Installer has Insufficient Privileges)

Learn the best ways to easily eliminate the QuickBooks Error 1303: Installer has insufficient privileges to access:

When you think you are utilizing QuickBooks accounting software to the fullest, situations arise, when you get stuck and face critical errors. In situations, when you install QuickBooks desktop, you might face technical issues such as  QuickBooks error code 1303  with your accounting software. This error code appears with a warning message that states “ Installer has insufficient privileges to access the directory. C: \ ... \ Intuit. "


Well, need not to panic, we have got what it takes to  rectify this QuickBooks error code 1303 . In this segment, we will be talking about. Pay heed to this piece of information, else consult our technicians and accounting experts.


What leads to QuickBooks error code 1303?

You can bump into the error due to the following factors:

  • Just in case the system doesn't have enough space in their driver to save the installer files.
  • Or if there is any technical error in  QuickBooks installation .
  • Further, if the settings for windows file sharing are mis-configured.
  • Also, if the system group or the noted directory doesn't have full control privileges.


Resolving the QuickBooks error code 1303 manually

You can  resolve the QuickBooks error code 1303  by performing the steps manually:

Step 1: Edit the permissions for the appropriate folders

  • Press Windows + R keys to open the run window.
  • Enter the path C: \ ProgramData \ COMMON FILES in the open field and then hit ok tab. This will open up the folder contents window.
  • Click on the organize option in the folder window and select the properties windows 10. Select properties on the top ribbon of the folder window.
  • Select the security tab in the properties window.
  • Click on advanced tab.
  • Click on edit tab.
  • Scroll down the list of permission entries and double click the system user.

  • Choose the checkbox for the full control row in the allow column. Click on ok tab.
  • Repeat the steps with everyone group, if exists.

  • Check the checkbox saying replace all existing inheritable permissions on all descendants with inheritable permissions from this object.
  • Hit a click on ok tab.
  • Install QuickBooks desktop .


Step 2: Turn off the simple file sharing

  • Press windows + R and open up run window.
  • Copy and paste RunDll32.exe shell32.dll, Options_RunDLL 0 and hit enter.
  • On the view tab and move to the advanced settings list.
  • Clear the use simple file sharing checkbox.

  • End the process by selecting ok and move to QuickBooks desktop installation.


QuickBooks error code 1303 can be very much problematic, if not rectified on time. You can rectify the issue by performing the steps discussed above. Just in case you aren't able to shun off the error, we can help you in that case as well.

All you have to do is to consult our US based accounting professionals and  QuickBooks error support  team at 1-800-761-1787, who can work for you in eliminating the error permanently.


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