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masny06
Level 1

Single user/license of Quickbooks Desktop use on windows and mac

I have a single user license of QB Desktop 2019 for Windows.   I would like to use my Mac occasionally.  Can I download the QB Desktop 2019 Mac version and use my same company license and product code to access my backup company file? 

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Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Single user/license of Quickbooks Desktop use on windows and mac

@masny06 

You may let your Windows machine on and turn the screen off. Or close the lid of your notebook without enabled the sleeping mode. Then utilize a remote desktop app on your Mac to remote your Windows machine and running your QuickBooks. Your cost would be lower than purchase a one time license of QBD 2021 for 2 users + Parallels and Windows OS 8.1/10 for your Mac. 

https://my.splashtop.com/splashtop_referral/AAHHq6GG344maw

 

 

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Rea_M
QuickBooks Team

Single user/license of Quickbooks Desktop use on windows and mac

Hello there, @masny06.

 

You're unable to use your single-user license of QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) 2019 for Windows with your Mac version. Due to privacy and security, there's a limitation to the number of installations allowed with your product license. You'll have to download and install the QBDT for Mac 2019 software on your Mac computer and use the designated license and/or code for the said edition.

 

You may need to create a backup copy and convert your QBDT for Windows company file to QBDT for Mac to pull up your data using the latter product. To do this, you can refer to this article for the step-by-step guide: Convert a QuickBooks for Windows file to QuickBooks for Mac. it also includes details about unsupported reports and filters.

 

Additionally, here's an article that'll further guide you in managing the growth of your business with QBDT: QuickBooks Help Articles. It includes topics about data security, banking, and expenses, to name a few. You can click the + More topics button to view other selections.

 

Let me know if you have other concerns about licenses and handling company files in QBDT. I'm just around to help. Take care always.

 

 

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Single user/license of Quickbooks Desktop use on windows and mac

@masny06 

You may let your Windows machine on and turn the screen off. Or close the lid of your notebook without enabled the sleeping mode. Then utilize a remote desktop app on your Mac to remote your Windows machine and running your QuickBooks. Your cost would be lower than purchase a one time license of QBD 2021 for 2 users + Parallels and Windows OS 8.1/10 for your Mac. 

https://my.splashtop.com/splashtop_referral/AAHHq6GG344maw

 

 

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masny06
Level 1

Single user/license of Quickbooks Desktop use on windows and mac

This is seems to work for me.  Thanks for this suggestion!

Jessica_young
QuickBooks Team

Single user/license of Quickbooks Desktop use on windows and mac

Glad this worked for you, @masny06.

 

Please don't hesitate to reach back out if you need help with anything else! Take care and have a great week. 

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