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Uninstalling the Method Sync Engine
Uninstalling the Method Sync Engine

For reinstallation or removing the Method Sync Engine

Updated over a week ago

If you have to reinstall or you have cancelled your account, you will want to uninstall the Method Sync Engine.

1. Shutdown the Method Sync Engine

  • Open QuickBooks.

  • Bring up the Method Integration Sync Engine (right-click the Method icon in your taskbar and click Display).

  • If the Method Integration Engine is not running, click Start > Programs > Method > Method Integration Engine for Use with QuickBooks.

  • In the Method Integration Engine, click Disconnect.

  • Click Synchronize > Real time QuickBooks Subscription > Remove Subscription.

  • Click File > Shut Down.

2. Remove Permissions from QuickBooks Desktop

  • In QuickBooks Desktop, click Edit > Preferences.

  • Click Integrated Applications > Company Preferences > Method Integration Engine Listener > Remove > Yes.

  • Click Method QuickBooks Desktop Integration Engine for use with QuickBooks > Remove > Yes > OK.

  • Close QuickBooks Desktop by clicking File > Exit.

Once QuickBooks is closed, try to reopen it. 

  • If you receive the message to enable Method with QuickBooks again, click Cancel and continue with 3a. Uninstall Method Integration Engine Via Tool below. 

  • If you do not receive a prompt from QuickBooks asking for Method to connect, move to 3b. Uninstall Method Integration Engine Manually.

3a. Uninstall Method Integration Engine Via Tool

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop to the file that Method is subscribed to.

  • Download and run this (it is silent, doesn’t say anything after it is run)

  • Close QuickBooks Desktop and Reopen.

3b. Uninstall Method Integration Engine Manually

  • QuickBooks Desktop must be closed.

  • Open My Computer and navigate to:
    C:\Documents and Settings\AllUsers\Application Data\Intuit\QuickBooks
    (If you are unable to locate this directory, use the Find tool on your computer to search for the file called “qbsubconfig.xml".)

  • Delete the file called qbsubconfig.xml

  • Reopen QuickBooks Desktop.

  • In Windows, click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.

  • Remove the Method Integration Engine.

  • Remove the Method Integration Listener.

If you are removing the engine to reinstall Method, proceed to our QuickBooks Desktop Install article.

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