Round Tripping is a process where you need to convert your QuickBooks Desktop for Mac file to a QuickBooks Desktop for windows file or vice versa. It is done due to different types of database each program uses. Round tripping is used either to complete an import to QBO or to enable your accountant to make changes on your Mac file.
To know more about the restrictions, how round tripping is done, and the usual errors, select the appropriate topic:
There are some restrictions for QuickBooks for Windows to create a backup for QuickBooks Desktop for Mac and vice versa:
Here are some file preparation steps for your QuickBooks Desktop for Mac file to ensure the process goes smoothly:
You may get the following errors when opening the file in QuickBooks Desktop for Windows:
To resolve this:
You may see the following message when you try to open the file in QuickBooks Desktop for Mac:
Cannot Import the round trip file. This file was originally created with another version of QuickBooks Desktop for Mac. Please import it into the version with which it was created.