QuickBooks Error 15106 can pop up due to different reasons, but it usually occurs while updating QuickBooks payroll. This error could potentially damage your important QuickBooks files and can have serious ramifications on your system files. We strongly suggest that you follow the troubleshooting walkthrough discussed in this article so as to fix QuickBooks Error 15106.
Major reasons behind QuickBooks Error 15106
- The firewall and antivirus might have blacklisted QuickBooks.
- The error may also occur if you didn’t log in as an administrator.
- QuickBooks installation files may be corrupted/damaged.
Method To Fix QuickBooks Error 15106
Step 1: Logging as Administrator
- After turning on your computer, log in as the administrator.
- Right-click on the QuickBooks icon and choose the Run as administrator from the menu.
Step 2: End antivirus processes.
- The first step is to stop all the running tasks of the antivirus through the Task manager.
- To get to the Task Manager, hold down the Ctrl, Shift, and Esc keys at the same time.
- After the window for the task manager has opened, click on the Processes tab.
- From this list, choose the processes that are related to your antivirus software and click the End Task button.
- After stopping the antivirus processes, the next step is to change the names of the folders that are related to the QuickBooks update. Start the file explorer before doing this.
- Go to Drive C and click on Program Files. Look in Program Files for the intuit folder, then go to the QuickBooks folder.
- In this area, you need to find the QuickBooks file and rename it by right-clicking on it and choosing Rename. All you have to do is add.old to the end of the file name.
- Once you’ve done all of these things, open QuickBooks again and try updating your accounting software again to see if the problem has gone away.