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Can Quickbooks for Mac 2019 import all my information from Quickbooks for Mac 2015?

Can Quickbooks for Mac 2019 import all my information from Quickbooks for Mac 2015?

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Re: Can Quickbooks for Mac 2019 import all my information from Quickbooks for Mac 2015?

It's nice to see you here today, @hokahey,

 

That's a great question! I can share some information about upgrading your QuickBooks Mac software.

 

Yes, you're able to import your company information from QB Mac 2015 to 2019. You'll only need to open the company file on the latest installed version to convert the data.

 

You can follow the steps below to upgrade your QuickBooks for Mac company file to the new version:

  1. Download and install QuickBooks Mac Desktop 2019.
  2. Choose File.
  3. Select Open Company.
  4. Locate the company file and click Open.
  5. Read the information on the upgrade dialog. Choose Upgrade to open.
  6. Log into the company file as the Admin user.
  7. Click OK on the dialog stating the file has been upgraded.

Once the file is upgraded, you'll need to:

  • Store the backup in a safe location for future use.
  • If you copied the data file from another computer to upgrade it, copy it back again.
  • If you can't find your data file in its original location or folder, search your hard drive for *.qb* to find all QuickBooks Company files.

Another option is to back up your 2015 file and restore it to QB Mac 2019. Let me guide you through the steps:

 

Step 1: Create a back up copy.

 

  1. Launch QuickBooks for Mac 2015 (if you haven’t already).
  2. Go to QuickBooks.
  3. Choose Preferences.
  4. Select Backup.

Step 2: Restore the file.

 

  1. Locate the back up copy and double click the .dmg file.
  2. Drag the company file (with .qbXXXX extension) to the folder where you want to save the file.
  3. Drag the Attached Documents Library folder (if applicable) to the same folder as the QuickBooks company file.
  4. Click the copy of the company file saved on the desired location or go to File > Open Company.

However, if you're converting a QuickBooks for Windows 2015 file to Mac, you have the option to export the file. To convert, go to File menu, then select Utilities > Copy Company File for QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.

 

You might find this article helpful: Convert a QuickBooks Mac file to QuickBooks Windows and back again

 

That should get you on the right track, @hokahey. Please notify me on the outcome. I'm here if you need further assistance. Have a good day!