QuickBooks POS Shell Error: How To Resolve?

When your QuickBooks POS is unable to load properly and it runs into the QuickBooks POS Shell Error, call the QuickBooks ProAdvisors of getsupportphonenumber. The QuickBooks POS Shell Error appears on your screen when you try to open your QuickBooks Point of Sale software but it is already running in the background.

You can try to fix this error manually by following the solutions that we will give in this article or you can ask the QuickBooks ProAdvisors of the getsupportphonenumber by calling on the 24×7 available QuickBooks Technical Support Phone Number +1-866-656-1012. We advise that you let the Experts fix the error for you as it can get a bit technical.

Error Message For QuickBooks POS Shell Error

“Error initializing QBPOS application log. If this happens every time you launch the program, please contact Technical Support.”

What Are The Causes Of QuickBooks POS Shell Error?

The core reason or cause for the QuickBooks Point of Shell Error is internal memory conflict. This conflict takes place between the shell file which is QBPOSSHELL.exe and the third-party applications installed on the desktop.

How To Fix QuickBooks POS Shell Error?

Solution 1: Edit The Contents Of The QBPOS Shell Folder

  • Open the Task Manager on your desktop screen by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
  • Now, click on the Processes tab and select QBPOS Shell.
  • Choose End Task to close the process.
  • Now, press the windows key or open the Windows Start menu, and open the File Explorer.
  • If you are using Windows 7, choose Open Windows Explorer.
  • Navigate to the View tab, click on the Hidden items box.
  • If you are on Windows 7 operating system: Select Organize and click on the Folder and Search Options.
  • Choose This PC or Computer if you are using Windows 7.
  • Navigate to C:\Users\{User logged on}\AppData\Local\Intuit\QBPOSShell.exe…\{last modified folder}.
  • Search for the user.config file and right-click on it.
  • Now, choose “rename” option and change the file name to user.configold.
  • Exit from the window and re-open your QuickBooks Point of Sale software.

Solution 2: Create A New Windows Admin

If you using Windows 10, 8, and 8.1, Follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows key to open the Start menu and then choose to open the Control Panel.
  • Go to User Accounts and Family Safety, then click on User Accounts.
  • Choose Manage another account > Add a new user in PC Settings > and click on Add a user.
  • Choose Sign in without a Microsoft account.
  • Select the Local Account.
  • Provide a User name and make sure that you do not type a password. Leave the Password field blank and choose Next. Click on Finish.
  • Reboot your desktop and sign in with a new administrator account.
  • Now, re-open your QuickBooks Point of Sale desktop software.

If you are using Windows 7 operating system, follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows key on your keyboard and head to Control Panel and click on User Accounts.
  • In the User Accounts window, choose the Manage another account.
  • Choose Create a new account option and give this account a new name.
  • Select Administrator and chose Create Account.
  • Reboot your desktop and sign in from the new account.
  • Re-open your QuickBooks Point of Sale desktop software.
  • If you do not see the QuickBooks POS icon on the desktop, run it from the Start Menu.

Resolving POS Shell Error in Windows 10, 8 , 7, Vista

If the above-given solutions do not fix the POS Shell Error on your computer then get in touch with the QuickBooks ProAdvisors by dialing the toll-free QuickBooks POS Support Phone Number +1-866-656-1012. The QuickBooks ProAdvisors of getsupportphonenumber is a reliable source to get solutions for any error or issue that you might run into.

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