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QuickBooks Error 1606: Could not Access Network Location [FIXED]

QuickBooks Error 1606

Numerous QuickBooks users have reported that they run into an error saying “Error 1606: Could not access network location” while installing QuickBooks Desktop on Windows. This error indicates faults with the Windows user account and QuickBooks setup file, and in rare instances, errors in the Windows registry can also trigger QuickBooks Error 1606. This is by far the most common error that affects the installation of several Windows applications, including QuickBooks Desktop.  Fortunately, there are four straightforward and effective solutions for resolving QuickBooks Desktop error 1606 that we have listed further in the article. Follow the complete article to know about the most common causes and a detailed solution to QuickBooks update error 1606.

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What is QuickBooks Desktop Error 1606?

Before delving into a detailed technical discussion of the causes behind QuickBooks installation error 1606, it is crucial to understand what exactly this error is. There are several errors that a user encounters while updating or installing QuickBooks Desktop on Windows. Every error faced by the user arises because of certain faults in either the QuickBooks software or Windows operating system. QuickBooks error 1606 occurs when a registry location starts pointing to a non-existent location for the user account on Windows. This causes QuickBooks trouble locating the network, and the QB app displays a “Could not Access Network Location” error message. Some other 16XX series of errors that you might face while installing or updating QuickBooks are as follows:

QuickBooks Error 1601

QB Installation Error 1603

QuickBooks Error 1642

Common Reasons that Trigger QuickBooks Installation Error 1606

  1. A corrupt or damaged user profile on the Windows system is one of the primary causes triggering QB installation error 1606.
  2. Errors while installing QuickBooks Desktop due to corrupt setup file results in an incomplete installation that can cause errors.
  3. A Windows registry error not only provokes QB Desktop error 1606 but also interrupts the installation of other Windows applications.
  4. Windows installer cannot access data from the QuickBooks installation disk (CD) because of scratches.

Solutions to Remove QuickBooks Error Code 1606

Solution 1: Create a New Windows User Account with Administrative Rights

Make sure to restart the Windows and sign in to the newly created admin account.

Create a New Windows User on Windows 10

  1. Click the Windows Start button and then hit Settings.
  2. From the accounts section, click Family and other users.
  3. Click Add Someone Else on this PC under the Other Users section.
  4. Click I don’t have this person’s sign-in information and then hit Add a user without Microsoft Account.
  5. Enter a name and password for the account.
  6. Hit Finish and select the account once it is created.
  7. From the Account Type section, choose Administrator and click OK.

Creating New User with Admin Rights on Windows 7 and 8

  1. Click the Windows Start button and type User Accounts in the Search programs and File search box.
  2. Click User Accounts from the list of all programs listed.
  3. From under the User Accounts, select Manage another Account and then hit create a New Account.
  4. Enter a name for the new account, click Administrator, and then hit details.

Steps to Create a New User Account on Windows Server

  1. Press the Windows key and the letter R to open the Run box.
  2. Type ServerManager and press Enter.
  3. Navigate to the Computer Management tab from the Tools section and click Local Users and Groups.
  4. Click Add and type the required information like account name and password.
  5. Click OK to save changes.

If you are still getting an error installing QuickBooks, follow the next troubleshooting step.

Solution 2: Reinstall QuickBooks in Windows Safe Mode

  1. Follow the article and Reboot your Windows in Safe Mode.
  2. Try installing QuickBooks from the downloaded setup file instead of a CD.

Solution 3: Repair Windows Registry Entries Related to QuickBooks Desktop

  1. For detailed instructions on repairing the registry entries related to QuickBooks Desktop, follow the article, Error 1606 could not Access Network Location.

Solution 4: Download QuickBooks Installation File

Sometimes, due to scratches on the QuickBooks installation disc, CD Drive can’t access the data on the CD. Thus we suggest you download the QuickBooks Setup file from the QuickBooks Product Download Page for installation.

Still Need Help

There are instances where even after applying all the solutions mentioned in this article, you might be getting the same dreaded QuickBooks Error 1606. If you are looking for help troubleshooting QuickBooks update error 1606, reach us at our Desktop Support Number +1- 855 738 2784. Our Certified experts acquire years of intensive training and experience dealing with such update errors and can deliver the solution to you in a simple, straightforward, and effective way.

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