QuickBooks is the best accounting software, developed & designed by Inuit Inc. Being the Unique software used in a small and mid-sized company, this software allows the users with bookkeeping, accounting, and filing taxes. It is important for any organization to manage their financial accounting effortlessly. The main function of the software is to maintain the use of:


When we see an error while using the software, it will be very irritating. As a user, we want to use the software for accounting purpose. For repetitive companies this software is a big beneficial, but unfortunately, the software faces some error. One of such is QuickBooks Error Code 404. In this article we have discussed about the causes, symptoms and solution of QuickBooks update error 404. So keep read on!

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What is QuickBooks error code 404?

If any interruptions or any failure occurs suddenly while working in QuickBooks or any damage in the internet server it leads to Error 404.  Errors can be in various ways-

  • Service message Error 404
  • Service messages error# 404
  • QuickBooks error 404 pages not found
  • QuickBooks update error 404
  • Intuit Error 404

QuickBooks Error 404 Arises in several Microsoft operating systems:

  • Window 7
  • Window XP
  • And Window 10, 8

You may see the following error message on your desktop screen:

quickbooks error code 404 - screenshot

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Possible Reasons for QuickBooks Error 404

  • Improper Installation or Corruption in QuickBooks files
  • Corruption in Window system registry.
  • Virus and Malware targeted the window system and QuickBooks
  • QuickBooks files get deleted by mistake

How to Identify QuickBooks Error Code 404?

  • Web page couldn’t be found on the server.
  • Error Code damages the dynamic window program
  • Windows run slowly or respond late to the mouse.
  • Errors gets shown on the screen repeatedly.

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Best Ways to solve QuickBooks Error Code 404

Below we have given the possible solution for QuickBooks error 404. You can follow the given steps or contact to QuickBooks premier support team to save your precious time and efforts.

Method 1: Verify your Internet Speed

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  • Firstly you Go to the ‘Internet Explorer’ and open any website.
  • Than the user find a problem opening with the URL, refresh the internet setting and try it again.
  • If the user are still facing the problem than Switch off your wireless router and open the URL again.
  • In case you find the same problem again, than restart the computer system and try again.
  • Fix the ‘Internet Explorer’ as the default browser.
  • Lastly, the user can contact their ‘Internet service provider’ if the above steps are not helpful.

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Method 2: Make changes in your Internet Settings

  • Firstly click ‘Internet Explorer‘ >> ‘Tools‘ >> ‘Internet Options‘.
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  • After that click on ‘Security Tab‘, and choose the ‘trusted sites‘ >> ‘Sites‘.
Make changes in your Internet Settings - Screenshot
  • Add  ‘*.intuit.com‘ and ‘*.quickbooks.com‘ as the trusted sites.
  • Select ‘Close‘ and then ‘OK‘ button.
  • Log out and Close QuickBooks.
  • Reopen ‘QuickBooks > Open company file > Perform the job‘ where you encountered QB Error 404.

Method 3: Update your QuickBooks to latest release

  • Open the QuickBooks and go to the ‘Help menu‘.
  • After that choose ‘update QuickBooks‘.
Update QuickBooks
  • Close the QuickBooks once the updation process completes.
  • Open the file and start doing the tasks damages by QuickBooks 404 Error.
  • If the problem still exists, proceed for QuickBooks Repairing as mentioned below:
    1. Press the ‘Windows +R‘ keys together.
    2. Type “Appwiz.cpl” in given box at the bottom left corner of the screen.
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  • From the list of installed programs, choose QuickBooks and then Click on ‘Repair’.
    • You need to wait for the repair process until it gets complete.

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Method 4: Recheck the System Settings

  • First you can open QuickBooks and the company files.
  • Locate the process where the users are facing QB Error 404.
  • Update Windows system and restart the computer.
  • Go to ‘Internet Explorer‘ >> ‘Tools menu‘ >> ‘Internet Options‘.
Make changes in your Internet Settings (Step 1) - Screenshot
  • Then, select the tab and browse in the ‘settings‘ pane.
  • Close all the programs and save the information.
  • Press ‘Windows + R‘ keys together and and click ‘OK‘ button.
  • Go to ‘Startup Selection‘ and then >> ‘Selective Startup‘ >>then ‘OK‘ button.
System Configuration - Screenshot
  • Restart your computer.

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Final Words..!

Hopefully this article helps you in getting the solution of QuickBooks Error 404. If still you are troubling with the same error or facing some other troubles then feel free to get in touch with our QuickBooks desktop support team at +1-844-539-0188.


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