Hello there, @danceworksal.
Let me provide you some information so you’ll be able to convert your data from QuickBooks Online to Desktop.
There's no direct way to move your data from QuickBooks Online to Desktop. However, you can export and convert your QBO data to QuickBooks Desktop.
I’ve added screenshots for visual reference.
Once completed, you may now switch over to QuickBooks Desktop to import your data. You can use this article as a reference: Export and convert your QuickBooks Online data to Desktop.
If you no longer need QuickBooks Online, find out how to cancel your plan.
Should you have additional questions about migrating or anything else QuickBooks related, please let me know. Have a good day.
Let me guide you on how to successfully convert your QuickBooks Online data.
Once completed, you can now proceed to step 3 of the exporting process. You can refer to this article for more detailed instructions: Export and convert your QuickBooks Online data to QuickBooks Desktop.
Also, to help you manage your exported data, you can read through this article: Limitations when you convert from QuickBooks Online to QuickBooks Desktop.
Feel free to post back again if you have any other questions. I’d be more than willing to lend you a hand.
That page does not take me to a page that says, "Get Started." It takes me to the login page which in turn takes me to the companysel link (see image I attached as a file, it wasn't possible to attach it inline) and there is no "Get Started" button. (Also, only one of my seven companies is shown on the list.)
Normally, you'll be routed to the login page when you copy and paste the link to another browser. I'd suggest logging in to your account using the Microsoft Edge browser. Then, paste the URL link again.
From there, you can follow all the steps above in converting your data from QuickBooks Online to Desktop.
If the same thing happens, I'd recommend you contact our Customer Care team for further assistance.
For future reference, you can visit our QuickBooks Desktop Articles hub. You can search for topics related to your concern and get some steps to resolve any issues you may encounter.
Let me know if you still need help in switching your account. I'll be here to help.
"Normally, you'll be routed to the login page when you copy and paste the link to another browser. I'd suggest logging in to your account using the Microsoft Edge browser. Then, paste the URL link again."
I don't know what you mean being routed to the login page and then pasting the link into a different browser. I followed the instructions exactly. I opened Edge and pasted the link into Edge's address bar, the page routed me to the login page, I logged in, and there was no migration tool. I was instead taken to the company selection page. Perhaps someone could just email me the migration tool.
Hi there, tastehgrc.
Thank you for dropping by this morning, I'm happy to help, I believe I found what the issue is. We have to change some of the text in the URL and that will provide you with the correct migration tool,
Now you should be good to go, if you have any other questions, feel free to post here anytime. Thank you and have a lovely day.
Same result as before. Following the instructions exactly, and going to https: // c## . qbo . intuit . com/ app/ exportqbodatatoqbdt takes me to my signon page. I even signed on first in a different browser to make sure I was using the right C## but it made no difference.
I agree. I have followed every step suggested and do not get any of the links/pages you suggest. It seems it is not possible to transfer QB Online Plus to Desktop Plus. Anyone figure this out yet?
I have never had so many problems with a program before. Wish I had never transferred from my original desktop version.
Thanks for joining this thread, @Bajasur. I can share some information about the conversion process from QuickBooks Online (QBO) to QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT),
Yes, your QuickBooks Online information is still intact even if you convert to QuickBooks Desktop. Also, please know that things will look different after you export your data.
In case you want to convert the file now, I'd be glad to provide you the actions to be taken in converting a QuickBooks Online file to QuickBooks Desktop.
Once done, you can now start export data. This can be done using the supported browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari. Beforehand, know that there are limitations when you convert your file, including the attachments, audit trail, and recurring transactions.
Here's how to export them:
If you're unable to export your data, pulling the direct URLs from Chrome to Internet Explorer will route you to the correct page. Use the following link to initiate the download: http://qbo.intuit.com/app/exportqbodatatoqbdt
Refer to this article to complete the process: Export your QuickBooks Online data to QuickBooks Desktop.
For additional reference on how you can navigate the desktop version, I also suggest visiting 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 other questions about the conversion process or any QuickBooks related. I’d be more than willing to lend you a hand. Have a nice day!
Good day, stabornc. I'm here to help ensure you're able to export your data from QuickBooks Online to the desktop version.
Missing options in QuickBooks Online are usually the result of outdated or corrupt cache files in your web browser. Not to worry, you can clear them in just a few easy steps.
We can press the F5 key on your keyboard to refresh the page. If you're still getting the same result, we can do some of the basic troubleshooting steps. You can use these shortcut keys depending on the browser you're using:
Once signed in, export your data from there. If it rectifies the issue, go back to your main portal and clear its cache to remove the browser's history or you can press CTRL+Shift and Delete key on your keyboard altogether.
Here's an article that outlined the steps in exporting your QuickBooks Online data to the desktop version: Export and convert your QuickBooks Online data to QuickBooks Desktop. You'll find a brief video to serve as your visual reference as well as a link to download and install QuickBooks Desktop.
I'm adding the following write-up to help guide you in setting up your QuickBooks Desktop: Get started with QuickBooks Desktop. It contains steps from adding customers down to setting up your sales tax.
Let me know how the result of this troubleshooting in the comment below. I want to make sure you're able to export your file. I'll be around to help if you need additional assistance. Have a good one.
I'm working with an accountant to convert from QBO to QBD because QBO doesn't have all the functionality we need. I'm told that none of my PDF attachments in QBO can migrate to QBD with my data which is devastating as this is how I stored all of our receipts, bills, records for years. Is there a way to do this without my having to go into every single item and save or print the PDF copies of records? It will take me weeks to do that one by one. I'm hoping there is some area in the back end of the system where attachments live and I can batch save or print from there? Thank you.
Welcome to the Community, Robinj1.
Thanks for letting us know the step you’ve performed to convert your QBO data to QBDT. Let me share an alternative solution to help migrate the attachments to the desktop version.
There are few things you'll have to know before switching your QBO file to QBDT. You're correct, we're unable to convert the attachments. You'll have to go into every single item and manually attach it to the transaction.
As a workaround, use a third-party application to help append the attachments to your entries. The QuickBooks Apps Center is a one-stop shop where you'll find apps that integrates with QBO.
To expedite the process, type a keyword in the search field. Based on the keyword entered, the site will display a list of supported applications. You can check the details to get a better comparison of each one.
For an overview of the conversion process, check out the following articles. These resources outline the complete steps on how to move your online data to the desktop platform. From there, you’ll be able to see what information doesn’t convert (QBO to QBDT)
For an overview on how the Attachments feature works in QBDT, click on this link. It contains answers to frequently asked questions and solutions on how to resolve any common attached documents issues.
If there’s anything else I can help you with, feel free to leave a comment below. I’ll get back to assist further. Wishing your business continued success.
Why does this have to be so difficult? I have tried every which way to do this and ALWAYS get directed to a third party app that costs considerably. We don't even have a guarantee that the app will work. Why can't QBO just create a backup file? This is ridiculous. I need to export the data because this client has gone out of business and CANNOT continue a subscription. Intuit finds every way possible to make things as difficult and expensive as possible.