When a QuickBooks Desktop function is damaged or when a simple reinstall does not correct an issue, you may need to uninstall QuickBooks Desktop, rename installation files left behind, and then reinstall QuickBooks Desktop. This process is called a Clean Install or Clean Uninstall.

Note: Be sure to have your QuickBooks Desktop download file or your installation CD and installation license available before uninstalling QuickBooks Desktop.

Detailed instructions

  1. Reinstall QuickBooks Desktop