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Move from QuickBooks Desktop for Mac to QuickBooks Online

SOLVEDby QuickBooks144Updated 2 weeks ago

Learn how to move your QuickBooks Desktop for Mac file to QuickBooks Online.

No need to start over again. Just move your QuickBooks Desktop for Mac file to a QuickBooks Online company. We'll show you how.

Note: You can only move QuickBooks Desktop for Mac files to the US version of QuickBooks Online. Also, if your file has more than 350,000 targets, you'll need to condense your file.

  1. Sign in to your QuickBooks Desktop file as the admin.
  2. Select File, Export and then To QuickBooks Online.
    (You can also use the keyboard shortcut Shift + Command + D).
  3. Select Get started.
  4. Select Export all your company file data or Export specific data.
  5. If you use inventory, you can choose whether you want to move inventory or not.
  6. If you already have a QuickBooks Online account select Yes, sign me in and enter the credentials.
    If you don't have a QuickBooks Online account, select No, I need to create a new one and create a new account. 
  7. Select the QuickBooks Online company to move your data to, then select Continue.

Your migration has started. Your QuickBooks Desktop data will replace any data already entered in QuickBooks Online.

After you move your data to QuickBooks Online

Use this video as a reference. Advance to 1 minute, 15 seconds to see the steps to Get Started from QuickBooks for Mac.

To watch more how-to videos, visit our video section.

  1. Move your QuickBooks Mac file to QuickBooks Desktop for Windows.
  2. Use the online migration tool to move your file to QuickBooks Online.

Note: If your company data more than 350,000 targets, you will need to condense your file.

Get more info about the online migration tool.

After you move your data to QuickBooks Online

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