QuickBooks Error Code 15271

I was updating my QuickBooks Desktop but an error occurs showing “QuickBooks Error 15271: The payroll update did not complete successfully. A file cannot be validated”. I tried to troubleshoot it but the issue is not fixed. How can I fix this error? I Need assistance on this issue.

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You might face QuickBooks Error 15271 when you try to update QuickBooks or downloading a payroll with an error message:

Error 15271: The payroll update did not complete successfully. A file cannot be validated.

Error 15271: The update did not complete successfully. A file cannot be validated.

Why QuickBooks Error Code 15271 Occurs?

  • QuickBooks Desktop or Payroll update is unable to complete because the file couldn’t be validated.
  • QuickBooks related files got accidentally deleted by another party software.
  • Corrupt or incomplete installation of QuickBooks.
  • Error code 15271 keep on showing on Maintenance Releases whenever you try to update QuickBooks.

Steps To Resolve QuickBooks Error Code 15271:

For Windows Vista Users

  • Tap on the Start menu and type Control Panel
  • Open the Control Panel
  • Move to the User Account Control (UAC)
  • Click the Turn User Account Control(UAC) on or off
  • Tap on OK
  • Restart your computer

For Windows 7, 8 & 10 Users

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Move to the UAC settings and tap on Change User Account Control Settings
  • Turn off the UAC
  • Click on OK
  • If you are asked to enter the Admin password or you get a confirmation message, do the same
  • Restart your system
  • Turn on the UAC and then tap on OK
  • Now open the QuickBooks software and move to the Help menu
  • Choose Update QuickBooks and then tap on Update Now
  • Click the Reset Update box and click on Get Updates
  • Once the update is finished, you will receive the Update Complete message
  • Tap on Install Now on the install update message
  • Once the installation finished, restart your computer.

If you follow the above mentioned steps you will be able to resolve QuickBooks Error 15271. However, is the issue still occurs you can call us on our toll-free QuickBooks Support team +1888-396-0208 and get connected with our QuickBooks ProAdvisors.

Answered on June 24, 2019.
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