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Downloading Transaction Mac Desktop - Capital One

Hello, I’m having a crazy issue with Quickbooks Mac Desktop 2019. My quickbooks isn’t allowing me to download my .qfx/.qbo file that I’ve downloaded from my Capital One bank account. The error it gives me is “contact your financial institution.” Things I have tried: -Contacted Capital One. Didn’t work. —---They suggested downloading the .qfx through a different browser, which I tried and… didn’t work. -Making a new company file and trying to download it there. Didn’t work. -Using an earlier backup of the company file. Didn’t work. -Massive amounts of googling and quickbooks forum searching to find someone with a similar issue and troubleshooting via that. Didn’t work. Things that do work… downloading the .qfx file from the Wells Fargo bank account, converting to .qbo, and then downloading into quickbooks. My quickbooks is up to date with the latest mac version. I’m logged into my company and intuit account. Is there something in the .qbo/.qfx/text file that I need to alter to make this work? It worked in the past. The last download for Capital One I had that worked was when I updated my bookkeeping on October 17th. Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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Re: Downloading Transaction Mac Desktop - Capital One

Neither of the replies were the solution, but it did point me in a general direction, kind of. 

 

On my computer, changing .qfx to .qbo does work. It works for Wells Fargo and Capital One. The problem with the Capital One .qbo not being read by Quickbooks is the code.

 

Solution was found via this for anyone who has a similar issue: https://collaboration133.com/converting-qfx-files-to-qbo-files-for-import-to-quickbooks-via-web-conn...

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Re: Downloading Transaction Mac Desktop - Capital One

You have to download a .qbo file for QuickBooks.  .qfx is for Quicken and is different. You can't manually change the file extension - that won't work.

 

If Capital One doesn't offer a .qbo (QuickBooks Web Connect) download option then the issue is that Capital One doesn't support QuickBooks.  If it does offer it then just download that and it should work. 

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Re: Downloading Transaction Mac Desktop - Capital One

Also... banks occasionally reserve the .qbo file for business accounts and offer the .qfx option for personal accounts.  If you are using a personal checking account that may be the issue.   

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Re: Downloading Transaction Mac Desktop - Capital One

Neither of the replies were the solution, but it did point me in a general direction, kind of. 

 

On my computer, changing .qfx to .qbo does work. It works for Wells Fargo and Capital One. The problem with the Capital One .qbo not being read by Quickbooks is the code.

 

Solution was found via this for anyone who has a similar issue: https://collaboration133.com/converting-qfx-files-to-qbo-files-for-import-to-quickbooks-via-web-conn...