When a user attempts to install QuickBooks in an encrypted or damaged folder, QuickBooks Error 1712 occurs. The problem may also be caused by installing the newest QuickBooks without first removing the previous version. A registry issue or corruption is another common cause of QuickBooks Error 1712. The issue might also be caused by malware or a malicious application that affects system files connected to the software. The issue might also occur following the installation or removal of any software that necessitates a reboot.