Error Initializing QBPOS Application Log – QuickBooks Desktop POS – How to Fix?

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QuickBooks Desktop is a robust system designed to perform well in all conditions. However, some users have complained that they face the error Initializing QBPOS Application log, If this happens every time you launch the program” in QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale. Are you one of them?  We understand it can be really annoying when you are in the middle of something very important.

You won’t face this issue anymore! There are simple solutions to this issue. Go through this blog. We will provide a couple of easy methods to resolve the QBPOS Application Log error & you cannot open QuickBooks POS once and for all! Just have a look at the steps mentioned here, implement them and get rid of the issue.

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Simple ways to fix the Error Initializing QBPOS Application Log issue on your computer

Here are two simple ways to fix the error initializing QBPOS Application Log issue that makes your QuickBooks POS desktop freezes when open. You can follow either of these solutions to fix the problem.

  1. Edit the QBPOSShell Folder
  2. Create a New Admin.

We will discuss these troubleshooting methods with respect to different Windows versions.

Edit the QBPOSShell Folder

For Windows 10, 8 and 8.1

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard simultaneously
  • Select Task Manager
  • Now navigate to the Processes tab and select the QBPOS exe file
  • Click End Task
  • Now press Windows+D  to open the File Explorer
  • Click View from the upper menu and choose Folder and Search Options
  • Now navigate to the View tab from the New wizard
  • Click on the  Show hidden files and folders option and then click OK
  • Now navigate to  C:\Users\{User logged on}\AppData\Local\Intuit
  • Open the (QBPOSshell.exe_URL…) folder with the latest modified date
  • Right-click on the user.config file and select the Rename option
  • Rename the file to user.configold
  • Open the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale again to see if the issue still persists.

For Windows Vista & Windows 7

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard simultaneously
  • Select Task Manager
  • Now navigate to the Processes tab and select the QBPOS exe file
  • Click End Task to end the QBPOS Shell process
  • Now press Windows+D  to open the File Explorer
  • Click Organize from the upper menu and choose Folder and Search Options
  • Click OK
  • Now navigate to the View tab from the New wizard
  • Click on the  Show hidden files and folders option and then click OK
  • Now navigate to  C:\Users\{User logged on}\AppData\Local\Intuit
  • Open the (QBPOSshell.exe_URL…) folder with the latest modified date
  • Right-click on the user.config file and choose the Rename option
  • Rename the file to user.configold
  • Open the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale again to see if the issue is till there.

Create a New Admin

You can solve the Error Initializing QBPOS Application Log issue by signing into the QBPOS from a different administrator account in Windows. Here are the steps to do this in different versions of Windows-

For Windows 10, 8 and 8.1

  • Press the Windows key to open the Start menu
  • Right-click on the Windows Start menu and  select Control Panel.
  • Select  User Accounts and Family Safety and choose the User Accounts option
  • Now select Manage another record  and then go to Add another client in PC Settings 
  • Click on  Add a client.
  • Select Local Account
  • Now enter a user name.
  • Leave the secret key clear and select Next and then click Finish.
  • Restart the PC now and sign in with the administrator account you have just created.
  • Open QBPOS for Desktop again to see if the issue still persists

For Windows Vista & Windows 7

  • Press the Windows key to open the Start menu
  • Right-click on the Start menu and  select Control Panel.
  • Click  User Accounts
  • Click Add Another User.
  • Now enter the User  name and the secret key/password in the space provided
  • Choose Administrator for the kind of account
  • Now , click the  Create Account tab.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the reasons for getting the “unexpected error happened when initializing QBPOS application log” message on my computer?

There can be several reasons why you get the “unexpected error happened during initializing QBPOS application log” message. Some of the most prominent ones are as follows-

  • This error mainly occurs if the system files in the Windows operating system have got damaged for some reason or other.
  • If you have compatibility issues with a new application you have installed recently on your system, this error may come up at times.
  • You may face this issue if the Windows system files have been affected by a virus
  • An unexpected system crash or shutdown while you are opening the QB Desktop Point of Sale may degenerate or harm the framework records. This may also be the reason why you may face the  “Error Initializing QBPOS Application Log” message when you open the QB Desktop Point of Sale next time.

How efficient is payment processing in QBPOS?

The processing of payments in QBPOS is fast and easy. You can add payments to your QBPOS account through debit and credit cards as well. POS payments are efficiently integrated with QBPOS  and are also encrypted to protect the data of you and your customers.

Are having additional QBPOS licenses useful?

Yes. Having additional QBPOS licenses can provide you more flexibility. You can use them during the busy and rush selling season to contact customers twice as fast. You can manage your business more efficiently from the back office. With additional licenses at your disposal, you can update inventory, run reports or sync data whenever you want.