Error initializing qbpos Application log

QuickBooks POS is an exceptional retail software developed by Intuit for small and medium merchandizing industries. When you are working on your system, you may come across a message saying “Error initializing QBPOS application log“. This error generally occurs when you try to launch your QuickBooks POS application. You will receive the following error message:

Unexpected error happened. Please restart QuickBooks Point of Sale. The error is: Exception has been thrown by the target of invocation.


To resolve your this QuickBooks POS error, follow the solutions that are mentioned below:

Method I:

  • From your keyboard, you need to hold Ctrl along with Alt and Del
  • Windows Task Manager will appear on your computer screen.
  • Go to the Processes tab and click on QBPOSShell
  • Press End Task option now.
  • Right-click on the start option and click on File Explorer.
  • Press the View tab and select the Hidden items
  • From the left window, open My Computer or This PC option and go to the location C:\Users\{User logged on}\AppData\Local\Intuit\QBPOSShell.exe…\{last modified folder}
  • Copy this folder to your desktop.
  • Locate the config file and rename it to user.configold
  • Open your QBPOS application and close it, if the previous screen is opened. Create a backup data and check for your sales history to ensure that last sales were successfully recorded.

Method II: Delete the contents for QBPOSShell folder

Error initializing qbpos Application log

  • Hold the CTRL + ALT + DEL keys from your keyboard and open Windows Task Manager.
  • Open the Processes tab, select QBPOSShell and then click End Task.
  • Right-click on  the Start button on the task bar on your screen and then select the File Explorer. OR, at the bottom of your computer screen click on the icon that appears like a manilla folder.
  • Open View tab and select the checkbox for Hidden items in your system.
  • Open My Computer & go to the data path C:\Users\{User logged on}\AppData\Local\Intuit\QBPOSShell.exe…\{last modified folder}
  • Hold CTRL + A keys from your keyboard to the complete set of files that is present in this folder and delete it.
  • Close this window and open QuickBooks Point of Sale.

If the above solution wasn’t of any help to you then dial for Quickbooks Support phone number.

Method III: Create a new admin for your windows OS

  • Click on the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  • Go to User accounts and Family Safety and press User Accounts option.
  • Open the Manage another account.
  • Now, go to Add a new user for PC Settings link.
  • Press the Add a user tab to open it on your computer screen.
  • Go to the option Sign in to your system without a Microsoft account link.
  • Open the Local Account on your computer screen.
  • Enter a user name section and leave the password section blank.
  • Press Next option and click on Finish.
  • Reboot your computer and now sign in with a new administrator account.
  • Open QuickBooks Point of Sale now.

The solutions mentioned in this article will help you in resolving your QuickBooks POS error. Your Error that has occurred while initializing QBPOS Application log will be resolve with the solution in this article. In case, you need some technical support assistance, then you can reach out to askforaccounting for their support. They are a customer support consultancy that provides support for various leading accounting software that are available like QuickBooks. To connect with them, you will have to give a call on their customer care helpline number 1800-865-4183. They provide round the clock support across the world. For more information about them, you will have to visit their website for any further help.

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