What is an error initializing QBPOS application log and How to Fix it?

A lot of users come across error initializing QBPOS application log when they try to open QuickBooks Point of Sale on the workstation. The error mainly occurs because of incompatibility between QuickBooks and Windows versions you are using or damaged files on the computer. If the error appears every time user opens QuickBooks Point of Sale, you need to get technical support. In this blog, we will discuss about some major causes and troubleshooting techniques to fix QuickBooks application log error, so read carefully until the end.

Reach out to the QuickBooks technical support team by dialing +1 800-579-9430 for direct consultation on error initializing QBPOS application log

What leads to QuickBooks POS application log error?

Following are several reasons that give rise to the error:

  1. Some QuickBooks files are damaged or corrupted and need repairing.
  2. Windows framework and components are damaged.
  3. Not signing in to Windows as admin.

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Possible Solutions to Fix QuickBooks POS application log error

Now that you know what triggers the error, follow the troubleshooting solutions given below to fix the error permanently:

Solution 1. Change the contents of the QuickBooks POS Shell folder

Terminate the QBPOS Shell Task:

  1. Tap the Ctrl + Alt + Delete button on your keyboard and select the Task Manager.
  2. Choose the Processes tab, click QBPOS Shell and then End Task.

Now, display hidden folders:

  1. Click the Windows Start menu and type File Explorer in the search field.
  2. Click the File Explorer icon to open it and select the View tab.
  3. Mark the Hidden items checkbox.
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Give a new name to the QBPOS Shell folder:

  1. Move to C:\Users\{User logged on}\AppData\Local\Intuit.
  2. Locate and open the QBPOS shell folder with the latest modified date.
  3. Right-click the user.config file and select the Rename option.
  4. Change the file name to user.configold and then close the window.
  5. Close and open QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale.

Solution 2. Create a new user with admin rights for Windows

First, create a local user account:

  1. Click the Windows Start button on your desktop and then click the Settings icon.
  2. Choose Accounts and then the Family & other users (Other users) option.
  3. Click Add someone else to this PC, and then the I don’t have this person’s sign-in information option.
  4. Move to the next page and click Add a user without a Microsoft account.
  5. Enter login credentials and click Next.

Next, change local user to admin:

  1. Click the Start menu, then the Settings icon, and choose Accounts.
  2. Choose Family & other users (Other users).
  3. Choose the username you created and select Change account type.
  4. Select Administrator under the account type and click OK.
  5. Sign in to Windows as admin and open QuickBooks Point of Sale.

If the error initializing QBPOS application log continues after following the troubleshooting procedure discussed above, contact the QuickBooks technical support team by calling us on our helpline number +1 800-579-9430. They will provide advanced troubleshooting assistance to resolve the error.

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