Error 1911 Could Not Register Type Library for File in QuickBooks

  • January 13, 2024

When the user tries to install the QuickBooks pro-2016 on a windows server 2012 R2 system, then error 1911 could not register type library for file in QuickBooks desktop comes up on the screen. This guide helps you in rectifying it.

In QuickBooks, all the files are characterized by the type of library to keep all the files and data in a sequence. Such file types can get errors like Error 1911 which stops the process of registering the file type that is assigned to QuickBooks.

Such errors can be removed by the diagnostic tool which comes in the QuickBooks or re-installation of the software removes such errors.

Why Error 1911

In QuickBooks, errors that do not register the type of library files like Error 1911 are observed if there is a problem while running an update or any kind of update process stops due to any reason. When an update stops in QuickBooks it stops sending the data files to the process running which creates an issue due to which QuickBooks stop working.

How to Fix QuickBooks Error 1911: Could not register type library for file

  • Rechecking the updates and running the update in QuickBooks if needed will fix Error 1911 to register the file type in the library.
  • Keeping the format of the library file will recreate the same type of library in QuickBooks.
  • Some diagnostic tools complete the updates and create fresh library files.
  • In registries, there might be a chance to find the lost library file which fixes the error in QuickBooks.

Such errors can be fixed easily by looking at the registry of updates that were performed or uninstall and re-installation of QuickBooks fixes the issue also.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will downloading and reviewing the PESxec help me to fix the error code 1911 and how?

Yes, you can easily resolve this error by downloading and reviewing the PESxec. Here’s how:
  • Initially, download and install the PESxec Directory 
  • Next, look for QB Installer within the installed directory
  • Now, open the prompt command CMD 
  • After that, run the PSExec-is QB installer to install the QB system
  • The diagnostic tool QuickBooks Install is stored in the update folder and is usually named 1.exe.
  • Finally, log in as usual via the installer.

What is the technical process involved to get rid of error code 1911 in QuickBooks?

You can go through the technical process if you’ve sufficient technical knowledge:
  • Activate Built-in Administrator 
  • Switch to Built-in Admin Account 
  • Hide Built-in Administrator Account 
  • Change installation directory security settings

How do I hide the Built-in Administrator?

To begin with press the Windows key and type CMD within the search box. Next, hit the CMD by right-clicking on the same. And then try to run as an Admin. After that, you need to type Net User Administrator/ Active: Yes and then press the Enter key from your keyboard.
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