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Export data file from QuickBooks Online to Desktop

You can use data export to move your QuickBooks Online (QBO) information to another version of QuickBooks.

Important: Exporting your data does not cancel your QuickBooks Online paid subscription. If you would like to cancel your account, please see How to Cancel your QuickBooks Online Company.

Moving your file within QuickBooks Online? Currently, there's no way to directly move your data from one QuickBooks Online company file to another. You need to export the file to Desktop (Windows or Mac) and then convert the Desktop file to QuickBooks Online (Windows or Mac).

Before you export

REMINDER! The steps provided within this section are intended to ensure that both Internet Explorer and QuickBooks are properly set up to allow a successful import. Do NOT skip any of these steps to ensure successful conversion.

Export your data

Note: For visual references of the steps contained in this article, you can view the Visual Guide to Export.