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    Error 1334: The file [filename] cannot be installed because it cannot be found in the cabinet file [filename]

    Article ID: 1000031


    When updating QuickBooks or repairing a QuickBooks installation, you receive the error:

    Error 1334: The file [filename] cannot be installed because it cannot be found in the cabinet file [filename].

    This error may be caused by a missing or damaged file.

    Expected Outcome

    You will be able to complete updating or repairing QuickBooks.


    You can't upgrade or repair your software.


    Follow the steps below depending on when you encountered the error.

    If you get the error while launching or opening QuickBooks:

    1. Find the QuickBooks company file.
    2. Double-click the company.qbw file to see if QuickBooks program will open/launch.
    3. If you are unable to open QuickBooks program, try and repair QuickBooks or proceed with steps below.

    If you get the error when updating, repairing or installing QuickBooks:

    If any of the errors persist, try replacing the Data1.cab from the installation CD.

    To replace the Data.cab file from the installation CD:

    Insert the QuickBooks installation CD into your drive. If the installation window automatically opens, close it.

    Right-click the Windows Start button and select Explore. (In Windows 7 select Open Windows Explorer.)

    Select the CD drive and open it (usually the D drive).

    Open the QBooks folder on the CD.

    Right-click the Data1.cab file and choose Copy.

    If you see only Data1, that's okay. You have the option turned on to hide file extensions on your operating system.

    Open the QuickBooks installation folder C:\Program Files\Intuit.

    Open the Components folder.

    Open the PConfig folder.

    Right-click the Data1.cab file, choose Rename, and enter Data1.old as the new file name.

    Right-click in the PConfig folder and choose Paste to put the new Data1.cab file that you copied in step 5 into the folder.

    Start QuickBooks.

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