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auniqyours1
Level 1

How do i switch back to quickbooks desktop version after using the online version?

I have been using the online version of quickbooks for over 8 months now and absolutely hate it! I want to go back to the desktop version. HOw do i do this?
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ChristieAnn
QuickBooks Team

How do i switch back to quickbooks desktop version after using the online version?

Hi there, auniqyours1.

 

Thank you for visiting the QuickBooks Community. Let me provide you with some information so you’ll be able to convert your data or switch back to QuickBooks Desktop from QuickBooks Online.

 

To start switching back to the Quickbooks Desktop version, you'll have first to purchase or have a QuickBooks Desktop account. Once you have done buying the new version, you can now download and install it. Before doing that, make sure to check the system requirements for QuickBooks Desktop to ensure you can download smoothly. 

 

Once everything is set up, you'll have to make sure that you meet the nessesary requirements or the limitations that need to recognize for a successful conversion. Check out this article to learn more: Export limitations - QuickBooks Online to QuickBooks Desktop

 

After that, you can now export and convert your QBO data to QuickBooks Desktop. Once completed, you may now switch over to QuickBooks Desktop. For further details and to view the steps on how to perform the process, you can use this article: Export and convert your QuickBooks Online data to Desktop.

 

Then, if you no longer need the QuickBooks Online account, you can cancel it to avoid billing/charges issues.

 

Lastly, you may visit the following article: Get QuickBooks Desktop user guides. This lets you see all the topics on how to efficiently manage your income, expenses, inventory, and your desktop company file.

 

Feel free to post back again if you have any other questions about your data. I’d be more than willing to lend you a hand.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

How do i switch back to quickbooks desktop version after using the online version?

@auniqyours1 

You should be able to open the converted file on QBD 2020 or later versions. You can still purchase a one time license of QBD 2020 or 2021.

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