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Chart of Accounts Numbers

I lost all the numbers I assigned to my Chart of Accounts when converting from QB 2016 Mac to QB 2019. Is there a way to get them back without having to re-enter them all? 

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Chart of Accounts Numbers

Thanks for posting in the Community, @KTV2.


I’m here to make sure the numbering shows next to each account name in your Chart of accounts.


It’s possible the preference in your QuickBooks Desktop 2019 is not set to use account numbers being the reason why the numbering no longer appears after converting the file. Let’s verify the settings by following the steps below:
1.    Choose QuickBooks and select Preferences.
2.    Select Transactions.
3.    Click the Use account numbers check box.
4.    Hit Save.


By turning the preference on, it should display the saved numbers already entered next to the account name. You may refer to this user’s guide for Mac 2019 for details: QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2019.


This information should get you back in line.


Let me know if you have any questions working with QuickBooks. I’ll be here to answer them for you. Thanks for dropping by, wishing you continued success!