Did you know that you can easily move your QuickBooks Desktop company file from one computer to another? This may come in handy in cases of system crash, or if you simply want to upgrade your desktop computer or move your files. Note that moving your company file to another computer does not affect your QuickBooks Desktop license.
If you're QuickBooks Desktop for a single user and you need to move both your product and company file, see the Migrator Tool section on Move or reinstall QuickBooks Desktop to another computer.
Data from add-ons, such as Loan Manager, may be excluded from the backup depending on their original location. You can restore custom templates and forms missing from a restored backup separately. To do this:
|QuickBooks Letters and Templates||C:\Program Data\Intuit\QuickBooks [version]\QuickBooks Letter Templates|
|Printer Setting (PrintEng.ini, wpr.ini, and QBPrint.qbp)||C:\Program Data\Intuit\QuickBooks [version]|
|Spell Checker (spell.ini and UserDictionary.tlx)||C:\Program Data\Intuit\QuickBooks [version]|
|Financial Statement Designer (FSD clients)||C:\Program Data\Intuit\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company Files\FSD\Clients
Note: For Windows 7, the path is C:\Program Data\Intuit\
|Financial Statement Designer (FSD data)||C:\Program Data\Intuit\QuickBooks [version]\Components\FSD\Data|
|Cash Flow Projector (.cfp)||[Company Name].qbw|
|Business Planner (.bpw)||[Company Name].qbw|
|Loan Manager (.lmr)||[Company Name].qbw|
You can move your file even if you don't back it up. Moving the entire folder won't affect your data, but if some files are not carried over, you can just restore them.
Note: Depending on your Intuit Data Protect (IDP) plan (single file or entire PC), some non-QuickBooks files may not be backed up. Visit Intuit App Center for more information about your IDP subscriptions.
The following files are transferred and restored:
Files inside QuickBooks data folder:
Files (and add-ons) from other locations: