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Level 1

Migration to QB online

A client has been running QB desktop.

Following a hard drive failure they cannot access the company file, but do have a backup copy.

They purchased the software online/downloaded and are unable to download QB desktop.

I've suggested that they migrate to QB online, importing their backup company file.

I understand this may be possible using a trial version of QB Desktop.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a UK trial version of QB Desktop please?

QuickBooks Team

Migration to QB online

We're glad to have you join us here, Lancearmpong. Let me ensure you'll able to migrate your QuickBooks Desktop data to QuickBooks Online.


With QBDT UK, all QuickBooks versions and desktop support were being discontinued last June 30 of this year. We can continually restore and manage your business data by converting to one of our QuickBooks Online plans. To help you keep going, you can access our QuickBooks Online UK trial version through this link: QuickBooks UK Plans & Pricing.


You may want to enable the free trial subscription from there and manage your account for 30 days. Please know that migrating from a desktop to an online version transfers much information from your company file without having to re-enter it manually.


However, some information may not convert or convert differently. To know more about these, please visit this article: What To Expect When You Switch From QuickBooks Desktop to Online


Moreover, you may want to visit these guides to help you automate and learn how data moves from desktop to online program:



You're always welcome to leave a reply below for any additional queries when managing data in your account. We'll be available in this forum to help you at any time. Keep safe!

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Migration to QB online


You can buy a 3rd party service to convert your data from QB Desktop to QB Online or another accounting program. To lower conversion costs, consider converting only the current fiscal year data. You can access your historical data in the trial version of QB Desktop anytime if needed.

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