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Intuit Data Protect Error

Intuit Data Protect Error

In QuickBooks software, Intuit Data Protect shields your pivotal monetary data by using progressed encryption security guidelines. It ensures your data against the helplessness towards misfortune, damaged or corrupted. This utility is viable with QuickBooks Desktop 2016 and later forms of the product. In any case, you may see an error message “Intuit Data Protect has Stopped Working” while at the same time backing up your data with Intuit Data Protect. A few reasons in QuickBooks may inspire Intuit reinforcement, not working issues.

In this article, we are going to provide the possible solutions to general Intuit Data Protect errors. Follow this simple guide step by step to identify and troubleshoot common IDP errors that could create hindrances in the progress of your work. In no time, your work should be up and running.

Causes of The Intuit Data Protect Error

Follow the list below to learn more about the types of errors in Intuit Data Protect:

  • The error occurs, due to the outdated version or damaged version of Microsoft.Net Framework.
  • And also if the QuickBooks application or Intuit data protection is outdated.
  • QuickBooks is blocked by the Windows firewall and IDP services get connected to the internet.
  • Entered the incorrect login ID & password for IDP.
  • In the list of the Windows startup program, IDP services are not available.

If you got any of the above-mentioned issues while using the Intuit Protect utility, then there might be the mentioned below causes, which trigger these issues

Common Instances Of Intuit Data Protect (IDP) Errors

When a user tries to back up the company data, there may be various instances of Intuit data protection issues due to faulty Windows firewall settings.

Some of them are listed below:

  • Intuit Data Protect is no longer working
  • Unable to find IDP icon from Windows taskbar
  • Scheduled IDP backup is not working
  • Intuit Data Protect is not on my computer
  • Error 305 occurs while backing up with IDT
  • Intuit Data Protect is not showing up
  • Intuit Data Protect backup failed due to a Firewall or Internet connectivity problem
  • Intuit Data Protect no longer starts automatically
  • Login error in Intuit Data Protect IDT
  • Intuit Online backup not working
  • Intuit Data Protect issues caused due to the erroneous data file
  • Incorrect installation of the Intuit Data Protect
We recommend creating a backup before you proceed with the process:

How to Resolve Intuit Data Protect Error?

To fix IDP Error in QuickBooks, follow the solutions mentioned below:

  • Ensure that your QuickBooks Desktop is updated to the latest version
  • Update your QuickBooks Desktop Intuit Data Protect (IDP)
  • Make sure That the IBuEngHost.exe File is Running As a System User
  • Exempt The IDP Files from the Firewall Restrictions
  • Make sure to Add Intuit Domains as trusted sites in IE

The procedures we discussed above get rid of the error. So let’s know what is that process:

Solution One: Ensure that your QuickBooks Desktop is updated to the latest version

In case, you find that it is not, follow these simple steps to update it:

  • Open your QuickBooks Desktop and go to the help menu, click on Update QuickBooks.
  • Click on Update Now.
  • Go down and make sure that Data Protect is turned on.
  • Click on Get Updates.
  • Once the update process is through, close QuickBooks Desktop and reopen it to apply the changes.
  • Once you are done with the updates, go to the second Solution 2.

Solution Two: Update your QuickBooks Desktop Intuit Data Protect (IDP)

Once Intuit Data Protect is updated to the latest version available, most of the common IDP-related errors could be resolved.

  • Go to the taskbar and look for the Intuit Data Protect icon (It will be available in the system tray)
  • Right-click the concerned icon and select About Intuit Data Protect.
  • Now, click the Update button which will provide you with the latest IDP update.
  • This solution should be able to resolve your issue.
  • In case, the issue is not resolved even after updating your QuickBooks Desktop and Intuit Data Protect, we will move on to the next solution.

Solution Three: Make sure That the IBuEngHost.exe File is Running As a System User

To the efficient functioning of Intuit Data Protect, the IBuEngHost.exe file should run as a system user. Make sure the file does not run as a Windows user. 

To check whether the file is running as a system user or Windows user, You need to follow the mentioned below steps:

  • Give it a Right click on the Windows Taskbar & choose as start task manager from the Drop-Down list
  • Now select the details tab & locate IBuEngHost.exe, & there you must check if it has “User name-system” & “Status-running” If not follow these steps:
    • Download a new installer for the quickbooks desktop version and save it to the one-click access location.
    • Now, just right-click on the installer from where you saved it prior & select run as administrator from the list.
    • Now you just need to move further with the reinstallation process.
    • Once the reinstallation process is completed, look for IBuEngHost.exe in the task manager again & check the same criteria which are specified above for the BuEngHost.exe file

Solution Four: Exempt The IDP Files from the Firewall Restrictions

For an efficient backup process, Intuit Data Protect always needs to access a company file. To make it happen, you must ensure the important files are not blocked by the Windows firewall. 

  • First of all click on the Windows Start Icon & then navigate to the search field & type Firewall & hit the Enter
  • Now select Allow an app through Windows firewall >> Allow Another App.
  • Click on Browse, Locate QBIDPservice.exe, and then Click Open
  • Choose Network Type and next checkmark the box for private
  • Next, click on add
  • Once again, Browse & open IBUenghost.exe and IntuitDataProtect.exe.
  • Please make sure that you see “the file already exists” at the end of this procedure.

Solution Five: Make sure to Add Intuit Domains as trusted sites in IE

Here below are all the Intuit domains, which you need to add as trusted domains.

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If none of the above-mentioned solutions is able to resolve your issue, or if you have any other queries to make, you can get in touch with our QuickBooks Technical Solution Team to help you resolve the problems. We are a third-party agency with experience in resolving QuickBooks and related products-related issues.

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  1. What types of errors can you fix by disabling the Intuit Data Protect option in QuickBooks Desktop?

    1. You can prevent errors from occurring while launching the not-in-use IDP window
    2. Fix the errors that take place when IDP that required to be transferred to another host system

  2. How can I open Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks while fixing the Intuit data protection error?

    To do this initially, you have to log in to the company file and then discover the file option to click Backup Company. Once done hit the Setup Online Backup button. Moreover, you can open IDP from the system tray, discover and right-click on the icon with green color, and then hit on Open Intuit Data Protect.

  3. What do you mean by Intuit data protection error in QuickBooks?

    Intuit Data Protect is known as a subscription service that lets you protect against data loss and other damage that takes place due to file corruption, laptop theft, viruses, etc. It automatically backups the files across the internet each day or at an automatically chosen time. While performing such tasks if you face any complexity then it is known as an Intuit data protection error QuickBooks desktop.

  4. What are the minimum requirements that I need to run Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks to prevent data protection errors?

    1. Natively installed Windows is compatible with Data protection service. Make sure you do not try it on a virtual environment because Intuit’s data protection service is not supportable in Windows Parallel or virtual environments.
    2. You have to install this service on the system hosting the company file
    3. You require signing in as a Windows user while setting up Intuit data protect

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