A Guide to Fix the Error Initializing QBPOS Application Log

A Guide to Fix the Error Initializing QBPOS Application Log
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While working on QuickBooks point of sale or opening it, the users can encounter the "Error initializing QBPOS Application Log." This error pops up on your screen when the user tries to access the corrupted company file. This error can interrupt the users' workflow and restrict them from using the QuickBooks point of sale. To learn to resolve this error with some efficient solutions, you can read our solution section and perform the steps in order. The next section of the blog will also discuss some causes behind the error so you can avoid it later on while using your QuickBooks.     

Are you looking forward to one-on-one assistance with our QB experts? If yes, do not hesitate to call us on 1-855-856-0042 to rectify the "error initializing QBPOS application log." Instead, they can guide you through solutions to instantly fix this error.      

Triggering causes of the point of sale application log error 

  • This error can appear when users attempt to open a corrupted file.
  • When accessing the QBPOS, the point of sale application log error could show.
  • You can also experience this error in QuickBooks when using an outdated version of QuickBooks.
  • Check if you are signed in as an admin. If not, this could also be the reason for the error to come up.

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Solutions to fix the QuickBooks POS application log error

Perform the solutions given with the steps to eliminate the QuickBooks POS application log error

Solution 1: Update your QuickBooks desktop 

  • Launch QuickBooks and select the help option.
  • Click Update QuickBooks now.
  • Choose the "Update Now" tab to start receiving updates.
  • Now shut down and restart QuickBooks desktop.

Solution 2: Modify the names of the hidden folder 

Try ending all the QBPOS tasks

  • Click the task manager while holding the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys.
  • Choose the QBPOS shell by selecting the processes tab.
  • Finally, select the option to end the task.

Look for the hidden folder

  • Type "file explorer" into the Windows start menu to launch it.
  • Choose the hidden items checkbox under the view tab.

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Alter the name of the QBPOS folder 

  • Search for C:\Users\User logged on\AppData\Local\Intuit.
  • Look for QBPOSshell.exe_url and find the most recent modification date.
  • Select "user. config" and rename it with the right-click menu.
  • Replace the name with "user. config old."
  • Shut off the tab and start QBPOS.
  • Check to see if the POS problem is still present.

Another solution to this error is creating a new Windows user admin if the error still appears on your screen.

Final words!

With the help of this comprehensive guide, eliminate the Error initializing QBPOS Application Log. In case you want any assistance or guidance in implementing the solutions above. Reach out to us by calling on 1-855-856-0042. With good expertise in QuickBooks, these experts can help you fix this technical bug in QuickBooks. 

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