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Alan Coley
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Is it possible to migrate from Quick Books Online to Quick Books for Mac Desktop without using a Windows computer?

 
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john-pero
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Is it possible to migrate from Quick Books Online to Quick Books for Mac Desktop without using a Windows computer?

Yes, IF, (see it is a big if)

You will have to do the following

1. install Bootcamp or parallels on your Mac

2. purchase and install Windows 10 to install in 1 above

3. Download free trial of QB2020 for PC and install under Windows (see 2 and 1)

4. Install Microsoft IE11 under Windows (no other browser will work for export, not even Edge, Chrome, Safari)

5. Export your QBO file while logged in through IE11

5A. Succeed in opening your exported file into the free trial

6. Export or save copy of desktop company under Windows to desktop company for Mac

7. Open QB for Mac, after installing, under ios and open your converted file

 

If I missed anything or things have changed around here there may be more or less steps

 

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john-pero
Community Champion

Is it possible to migrate from Quick Books Online to Quick Books for Mac Desktop without using a Windows computer?

Yes, IF, (see it is a big if)

You will have to do the following

1. install Bootcamp or parallels on your Mac

2. purchase and install Windows 10 to install in 1 above

3. Download free trial of QB2020 for PC and install under Windows (see 2 and 1)

4. Install Microsoft IE11 under Windows (no other browser will work for export, not even Edge, Chrome, Safari)

5. Export your QBO file while logged in through IE11

5A. Succeed in opening your exported file into the free trial

6. Export or save copy of desktop company under Windows to desktop company for Mac

7. Open QB for Mac, after installing, under ios and open your converted file

 

If I missed anything or things have changed around here there may be more or less steps

 

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Alan Coley
Level 2

Is it possible to migrate from Quick Books Online to Quick Books for Mac Desktop without using a Windows computer?

Thanks. Any idea what parts would be missed by exporting reports and lists from QBO then importing those into Mac Desktop; if that's even an option? Time is not a limiting factor, within reason, if it's just a matter of manual transfer.

john-pero
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Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Is it possible to migrate from Quick Books Online to Quick Books for Mac Desktop without using a Windows computer?

@Alan Coley 

If you really avoid to invest any cost purchasing a license of Parallels and Windows OS, check our profile and send your business email address in a private message to us. We may help to convert it.

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