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Convert an accountant's copy or an accountant's working file to a regular company file

In QuickBooks Desktop Accountant editions, you can convert an Accountant's Copy (.QBX) or Accountant's Copy working file (.QBA) to a regular QuickBooks Desktop company file (.QBW). Take note that after the conversion, you will need to reenter all the changes made on the company file after the Accountant's Copy was created. Before proceeding, make sure to back up the file.

This article is part of a series about Accountant's Copy in QuickBooks Desktop. To know more about other Accountant's Copy workflows and general information, see Accountant's copy overview.

Important:

  • Converting an Accountant's Copy (.QBX or .QBA) to a regular QuickBooks Desktop company file (.QBW) is only available in QuickBooks Desktop Premier Accountant and Enterprise Accountant.
  • Once the Accountant's Copy is converted to a company file, you can no longer export an Accountant's Changes (.QBY) file.

To convert an Accountant's Copy (.QBX or .QBA) to a regular company file (.QBW)

  1. Open the appropriate file (.QBX or .QBA).
  2. Go to the File menu, then select Send Company File > Accountant's Copy.
  3. Select Convert Accountant’s Copy to Company File/QBW, then OK.
  4. Choose the location where you want to save the converted .QBW file, then select Save.
  5. Select OK.