Effective methods to resolve QuickBooks Error 15241

QuickBooks provides various add on services to provide a comprehensive solution for all the accounting needs of small and medium-sized businesses. QuickBooks Payroll services help users to pay their employees and prepare and e-file payroll-related taxes. QuickBooks bring regular updates and maintenance releases for the Desktop application and its add on services. These updates have bug fixes and help to improve the app’s functioning. QuickBooks Error 15241 may appear when you try to update the application or Payroll. The error may occur as a result of a disabled or damaged File Copy Service. In this blog, we will look into the reasons behind the error and its troubleshooting methods.

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Why do you receive Error 15241 While Updating QuickBooks?

There are various reasons due to which you may receive the Error 15241 while updating QuickBooks. Follow the list below to know more:

  • Disabled or damaged File Copy Services (FCS) are the most common reason behind the QuickBooks Error 15241.
  • The downloaded update file may get corrupt, causing the error.
  • Incomplete application installation or incorrect system configuration can also prompt the error.
  • A virus or malware infection damaging the program files can cause the error.
  • A security software installed on the computer such as the anti-virus or anti-spyware program may consider the update as a threat and blocks it, causing the error.
  • A sudden system shutdown may crash the software or damage some files causing the error.

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How to troubleshoot the QuickBooks Desktop Error 15241?

You can follow the steps provided below to rectify the issues of File Copy Services (FCS) troubleshooting the QuickBooks Desktop Error 15241.

  • Shut down the running windows of the QuickBooks Desktop application.
  • Press ‘Windows + E’ keys together on your keyboard to open the File Explorer window.
  • From the left pane, right-click on ‘My PC.
  • Select ‘Manage’ from the list of options to open the ‘Computer Management window.’
  • Click on the ‘Services and Applications’ option.
  • Press the ‘Services’ button now to get the list of services.
  • Locate and click on the Intuit QuickBooks FCS option to open it.
  • Go to the ‘General’ tab and reach the ‘Startup Type’ drop-down menu.
  • Select the ‘Manual tab’ option.
  • Click on the ‘Apply’ button for the changes to take effect and then press ‘Start’ and ‘Ok.’


These steps should make your File Copy Services (FCS) up and running. The main function of the component is to initiate and execute updates for QuickBooks. Thus, rectifying the component should help you resolve the Quickbooks error 15241 easily. As we saw before, there are various other reasons as well that can cause the error, so you may struggle during the troubleshooting process. If you need the assistance of certified QuickBooks experts, contact us at our 1.800.579.0391.

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