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Level 1

How can I import a .QBM file to quickbooks online?

My previous accountant sent me 3 separate .QBM files, but I can't seem to import them into Quickbooks. Help!

QuickBooks Team

How can I import a .QBM file to quickbooks online?

Hi there NWAA2. A .QBM also know as a QuickBooks Portable file is a file type for moving a QuickBooks Desktop file from one computer to another. Unfortunately, QuickBooks Online does not have the functionality to import a .QBM file. The only way to make this happen would be to, open the QuickBooks Portable (.QBM) file in QuickBooks Desktop and export your entire QBDT file to QuickBooks Online. If you aren't sure how to do this, first I'd recommend to read the article on creating and opening QuickBooks portable files. This article will cover everything you need to get the data inside of QuickBooks Desktop. 


Once you've completed that, you will need to export the data to QuickBooks Online. To do so, follow these quick steps inside of QuickBooks Desktop:

  1. In QuickBooks Desktop, click Company in the menu and select Export Company File to QuickBooks Online.

  2. Enter your QuickBooks Online login credentials on the QuickBooks Login Screen

  3. Choose whether you want to import your inventory data.

  4. Select the company you want to import the data to in the drop-down list, or choose the Create New Online Company option to create a new one.

  5. Click the Continue button.

  6. Click the OK, Got It button.

  7. You’ll receive an email when the import is complete.

It's advised to not access the QuickBooks Online file while the export is in progress as it can cause data corruption. If you need anything else, just leave a reply below I'll be happy to answer any other questions you may have. Have a great day. 

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Level 15

How can I import a .QBM file to quickbooks online?


Should you have 3 QBM files, you will open 3 QBO accounts to migrate the data




Should you need to merge the data, do it prior to migrating to QBO.  


Level 1

How can I import a .QBM file to quickbooks online?

I have the same issue, but I don't have quickbooks on my computer, I tried downloading the trial version but it says it was saved as enterprise, I tried downloading the enterprise trial but it won't give me the code to enter. its like every step is a dead end and the phone support is as good as none/

QuickBooks Team

How can I import a .QBM file to quickbooks online?

Glad to have you here in the Community, @alexandrade.


I've got your back on downloading the QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) trial version so you can import a .QBM file to your QuickBooks Online (QBO).


When downloading a trial version for QBDT Enterprise, it doesn't require any codes to open. You'll want to make sure you're downloading the correct link. This article will give you the accurate link you can use to download a trial version of QBDT: Download 30-day trials of QuickBooks Desktop.


Once you've successfully downloaded the trial version, you can now proceed with exporting the data from QBDT to your QBO account. You can follow the detailed steps provided by my colleague above. Or check out this article for more guidance: Move your QuickBooks Desktop file to QuickBooks Online.


Please know you can continue to reach me here with any additional questions. Thanks for coming to the Community, wishing you continued success.

Level 1

How can I import a .QBM file to quickbooks online?

I have QBM files that were sent with our textbook however, I need my students to be able to use them with QBO, How do I convert these and how do I send them to my students?

QuickBooks Team

How can I import a .QBM file to quickbooks online?

Thanks for joining in this conversation, @MrsJStig. As mentioned by my peer @Mark_R, you can download a trial version of QuickBooks Desktop to import the .QBM to QB Online. 


First off, make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements to install QuickBooks. Then, select the link for the version you want to use and save it somewhere you can easily find. 


For more insights, check out this article: Download a trial of QuickBooks Desktop.


Once done, follow the steps to move your QuickBooks Desktop file to QuickBooks Online


Feel free to message again if you have more questions. We're always here to help.

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