My H&R Block Tax Software Won’t Install. I Get an Error About a Read-Only Volume. What Should I Do?

When you’re trying to install your H&R Block Tax Software and you get an error message that says, “Error: Unable to launch. H&R Block cannot run on a read-only volume,” it means your software didn’t install correctly. If your H&R Block tax software won’t install properly or you get this error message, you’ll need to uninstall your tax software and then reinstall it again.

Fixing This H&R Block Error Message

Here’s how to remove and reinstall your H&R Block Tax Software to fix an H&R Block error message:

  1. Open your Applications folder on your computer.
  2. Drag the H&R Block 2019 icon to your Trash.
  3. On your computer’s desktop, double-click the CD or disk image icon labeled H&R Block 2019 to open the installer window.
  4. Drag the green square H&R Block 2019 icon to your computer’s Applications folder and drop it in.
  5. Open your Applications folder.
  6. Double-click the green H&R Block 2019 icon.

If the software still won’t open, contact an H&R Block support specialist for additional assistance at 800-HRBLOCK (800-472-5625).

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