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Convert from QuickBooks Pro Windows to QuickBooks Pro Mac

The instructions I found are:

Step 1: On your Windows computer

  1. Update QuickBooks for Desktop for Windows to the latest release.
  2. Open the file as the administrator.
  3. Go to the File menu, then select Utilities. Select Copy Company File for QuickBooks Mac, then follow the onscreen instructions. QuickBooks will create a MAC.qbb (backup) file.
  4. You’ll see a message that says "It looks like ‘QuickBooks for Windows’ might be a better fit for your company," Make sure to check what data isn’t converted from Windows. If you want to continue, select Yes.
  5. Go to the folder you want to save the file in. Name the file, and select Save. Make sure to not use special characters in the file name.
  6. Move the file to your Mac by using any storage device such as USB flash drive, etc.

 

When I go to File\Utilities "Copy Company File for QuickBooks Mac" is not available. I am running Quickbooks 2020 Desktop Pro edition.  Has this been moved to a different menu item.

 

Thanks

Steve

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Best answer July 10, 2020

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Convert from QuickBooks Pro Windows to QuickBooks Pro Mac

I am not sure you are using QBD US version. Go to menu Edit > Preferences. Do you find "Sales Tax" in the left panel? If you don't see it, you are using QBD CA or UK version.

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Convert from QuickBooks Pro Windows to QuickBooks Pro Mac

I am not sure you are using QBD US version. Go to menu Edit > Preferences. Do you find "Sales Tax" in the left panel? If you don't see it, you are using QBD CA or UK version.

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Convert from QuickBooks Pro Windows to QuickBooks Pro Mac

I was so excited that maybe it finally was working for us Canadian's but forgot to check what requirement.  I guess I will have to keep using VMWare on my MAC or move to Online.

 

Thanks for reminding me to check for US vs CDN.

Steve 

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Convert from QuickBooks Pro Windows to QuickBooks Pro Mac

Actually you may have 3 options:

1. Run it virtually on VMware or Parallels

2. Migrate to QBO CA version

https:// quickbooks.grsm.io/Canada

3. Put your license and data file on a QB cloud hosting.

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