You came to the right place for help with QuickBooks. I'm here to provide some information about downloading QuickBooks Online data to QuickBooks Desktop.
You can use data export to move your QuickBooks Online information to another version of QuickBooks. There are things that we need to check before you export or download your QuickBooks Online data and transfer to QuickBooks Desktop.
The following are the requirements for exporting:
Currently, exporting into QuickBooks Desktop is only available in the US version of QuickBooks Online. For non-US versions, you can export list items such as customers, vendors, products and services, chart of accounts into Excel then import them into Desktop.
You must be a Master Administrator, Company Administrator, or invited accountant to use the export feature.
You need to use a PC with Internet Explorer 10 or higher.
You must have a supported version of QuickBooks Desktop for Windows installed on the PC in which you are performing the export. For access to trial versions of the desktop program, for export, see QuickBooks Desktop trial links.
We do not support the 64-bit version of IE. If you attempt to export using this browser, you'll receive a communication error and won't be able to continue.
ActiveX is required to export from QBO. Our content addresses customers who have not yet installed ActiveX and would like to export.
Here are some software requirements that may limit exporting:
Exporting from QuickBooks Online requires a supported version of QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier, or Enterprise installed on your computer.
You can export from QuickBooks Online to QuickBooks Basic 2004 Release 5 or later only.
An additional step* is needed when you export to the Premier Non-Profit or Retail editions.