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Convert Quicken to Quickbooks Desktop

I have nearly two years of data in Quicken Home, Business & Rental Property 2020 but our rental property business has outgrown Quicken. I purchased Quickbooks Desktop 2019 Pro earlier this year and now want to convert my Quicken data into Quickbooks Desktop 2019. I tried to download the Quicken 2019 converter without success, but don't think the converter will work since I am trying to convert data from a newer program to an older program.

Is it now necessary for me to purchase Quickbooks Desktop 2020 for conversion compatibility? Or is there some other less expensive option? I would prefer NOT to convert to Quickbooks online, so please don't suggest that option.


Convert Quicken to Quickbooks Desktop

Welcome and thanks for choosing QuickBooks, @JoyceP,


Let me share some information on how to get this sorted out.


Normally, the process of conversion will require the Quicken converter if both programs is not a parallel version. Example from Quicken 2019 to QuickBooks 2020.


In your case, converting data from a newer version of Quicken to a lower version of QuickBooks is a complex process. You will need to contact our Support Team for help with transferring the data over.


Please note that our representatives are available through chat or messaging to accommodate all our customers concern effectively. Make sure to enable pop-up windows on your browser settings to launch the chat box and connect with our live agents.


To get our Support, follow the steps below:


  1. Open QuickBooks and click the Help menu.
  2. Select QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  3. On the pop-up screen select Contact us.
  4. Click the Search for Something else button then type your concern in the Ask us anything box.
  5. Hit Search then scroll down to get your contact options.

Another option to contact us is through the web. Here's how:


  1. Go to this link:
  2. Select QuickBooks Desktop then Continue as guest.
  3. Pick your QuickBooks version.
  4. The self-help topics are listed in the What can we help you with section.
  5. For live help use the Search for something else button.

Leave a comment below if there's anything else we can help. I'll be right here to help you with anything about QuickBooks.

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Convert Quicken to Quickbooks Desktop


You may have 4 options:

1. Purchase QBD 2020 license. You may have limited time until next month to purchase it. We have been told that Intuit only offers QBD 2021 starting mid November.


2. Install the trial license of QBD 2020 to convert your Quicken file and purchase QBD 2021 license.


3. Purchase a 3rd party service to convert data from Quicken 2020 to QBD 2019


4. Prepare your Quicken data in XLS and import them all by one of these importer tools.




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