How to Transfer Your QuickBooks Data from One Computer to Another

The QuickBooks is used as the best accounting solution for the various businesses and companies. It comes with the advanced features for the account management. You can store all data and information of company accounts in it.  The QuickBooks can be used on all devices like desktop, smart phones and tablets. It is also available as online version. The desktop version is most popular for the people.

If you are also using the desktop version of the QuickBooks and want to use the QuickBooks in new computer, you will need the data of your business in new computer or laptop.

Steps to Transferring QuickBooks Data from One Computer to Another

You do not have to make the new data file in new computer because now you can use your old file in new system also.

All your accounting data will be transferred to new computer by using the following process:

Total Time: 10 minutes

  1. Install and update the QuickBooks on new computer

    You have to install the QuickBooks in new computer. You will need the original setup of QuickBooks for it and the installation codes of software. Then you will go to help section and update the software. Both computers should have the same version of QuickBooks for data transfer.

  2. Backup of file on current computer

    You have to make the backup of the QuickBooks data file. You will make the backup on any medium like CD, USB drive, external hard drive, or any online storage services which can be accessible on new computer. You can choose to make the portable backup for the small size and easy transfer of the file.

  3. Copy Backup on New Computer

    You will then connect the drive to new computer to copy the backup file of QuickBooks. Then copy the file in new computer. If you are using the online storage, download the file in new storage.

  4. Restore Data in New Computer

    You will open the QuickBooks in new computer and then select the dialog box “Open or restore an existing company” and then choose the “Restore a backup copy” or portable file. Then locate the backup file from the location you saved it. Then you will restore the file and choose any location where you want to save the restored data. We recommend to choose the recommend settings if you are new user. Then the process of the restoration will be finished.

By using this process, you will be able to restore the data of one computer in new computer. When you will open the QuickBooks, you will get the business data in it. If you want your data back on your previous computer, you can use the same process with both systems.

You will be able to share your QuickBooks in any new system. But both the systems should have the same versions of the QuickBooks. This software comes in many versions like premier, pro, online and enterprise. So you have to download and install the same version in both systems. All the data of the lists and transactions will be transferred to the new computer.

For any support reach out to our QuickBooks Desktop experts at QuickBooks Desktop supports phone number (Toll Free) ✆+1-855-481-5338.

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