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QuickBooks Desktop Migration Tool FAQs

Learn more about our QuickBooks Desktop Migration Tool

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How can I save a copy of my QuickBooks Online data?

A: You have 3 options to export your data:

  1. Check out the QuickBooks Desktop migration tool. It supports all browsers (except Internet Explorer 11). It's like the older export tool with the same limitations
    • To move your QuickBooks Online data to QuickBooks Desktop, you'll need to download and use the QuickBooks Desktop migration tool. All the info you need on how to use it are in the tool.
  2. If you're not using QuickBooks Online Advanced, you may want to use a third-party app.  You can export your transactional data, list and balances.  There might be a cost for these apps.
  3. If you moved from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online, you can restore your file.  You'll need to enter any missing transactions. You can move your lists and balances from QuickBooks Online and import them into a new QuickBooks Desktop file. 

Q: Does Intuit recommend a third-party app for saving my data?

A: No.  We don't endorse any third-party apps. We want you to evaluate any third-party app and make sure it's the right fit for your business. There might be a cost for these apps.

Q: Can I call Customer Support or the Intuit Data Service team and have you migrate it for me?

A: If you still have questions, we're here to help. Sign in to your QuickBooks Online account. Select the help button for easy options to connect with an expert. 

Q: Are there limitations to QuickBooks Online to QuickBooks Desktop conversion?

A: Check out limitations when you convert from QuickBooks Online to QuickBooks Desktop.

Q: How do I use the QuickBooks Desktop migration tool?

A:  Check out Export and convert your QuickBooks Online data to QuickBooks Desktop. 

Q: How is the new migration tool different from the old one?

A: The new migration tool supports all browsers (except Internet Explorer 11). It's like the older export tool with the same limitations.

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