Trying to convert QBO to Desktop Premier 2018.
After I click the convert button in Internet Explorer, nothing happens.
Desktop is open at the no company screen
Eventually Internet Explorer screen will display a message asking to close a dialog box on the Desktop, but there is no dialog box open on desktop. Repeated several times.
If I try to click convert on Internet Explorer with Desktop not open, Internet Explorer will ask to open Desktop. Then a different error displays on Desktop no_file.qfw
Thank you for reaching out to us, darlene.
Let me help and guide you with converting QuickBooks Online (QBO) to QuickBooks Desktop.
To make sure you're able to proceed with converting your QBO account, let's configure Internet Explorer's security for a successful export. To do so, please follow the steps below:
Once you've closed Internet Explorer, let's run QuickBooks Desktop and Internet Explorer in Administrator Mode. Just make sure QuickBooks Desktop 2018 is already installed on your computer. Here's how:
Then try exporting your data again. For visual references for exporting, you can view the Visual Guide to Export.
If the same thing happens, I'd recommend working with our QuickBooks Online Customer Care Team. They have extra tools, such as screen sharing, to dive deeper into this issue.
Keep me posted on how things go once you've tried the steps. I'm always here to help.
One quick suggestion / test. In QuickBooks 2018, can you go to the Windows Menu and choose to Cascade. I have seen some dialogue boxes get moved off-screen and I want to be sure that's not the case.
Please Try This.
Open a Sample company, I chose a Services-based sample company.
Close the company and go back to the No Company Open screen.
Click the menu bar Help --> Activate QuickBooks Desktop (I'm using a 30-day Trial didn't think I need to do this, but did it anyway).
Click the Activate button.
Close the "We just need to verify your identity to activate" browser window, return to the No Company Open screen.
Start the conversion process again with QBO.
Tried for an hour to open the file by cleanig the cache in IE, force-closing QBDT in Task Manager, restarted the computer like 10 times. Nothing worked. The download file window never showed up. What did the trick was running internet explorer and Quickbooks Desktop as administrator.
Thanks for joining in this thread, @Bookkeeper8.
I appreciate you the troubleshooting you've tried and for sharing the information on how you resolved this issue. This way, other users will be able to use this as an additional workaround if they encounter the same error.
For additional reference, you can visit this article: Export data file from QuickBooks Online to Desktop.
Please know that you're always welcome to post here in the QuickBooks Community if you have any other concerns. Have a good day ahead.