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How can I move my quickbooks from desktop to laptop?

What are the steps to move my desktop version of quickbooks from my Desktop computer to laptop?


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How can I move my quickbooks from desktop to laptop?

Sending good vibes to you, Vannapatel.

I'd be glad to provide you the step-by-step process on how to move your QuickBooks Desktop to a laptop.


In order to move your QuickBooks Desktop, you may need to reinstall the QuickBooks to your laptop and restore a backup copy of your company file.


To reinstall QuickBooks:

  1. Have your product and license information available.
  2. Uninstall existing QuickBooks program before attempting a reinstall.
  3. On the computer where you want QuickBooks Desktop installed, download the installation files or insert the CD.
  4. Install QuickBooks Desktop as you normally would. See Install QuickBooks Desktop for more detailed steps.

To backup and restore your file:

  1. Create a back up of your file on the old computer.
  2. Copy the backup file to your new computer:
    • using a flash drive or other external device; or
    • through a network, if the computers are connected.
  3. Restore the backup on your new computer.

You can check these recommended articles for more details:

If you'd like to go through this over the phone, you can call our dedicated team who will be happy to assist you. Our contact details can be found here along with our opening hours:

  1. Go to:
  2. Choose your QuickBooks Product.
  3. Select your QuickBooks version.
  4. On the Contact Us page, click a topic.
  5. Click on the Get Phone Number button to see the support number.

 I'll be here if anything may arise while moving your QuickBooks Desktop. Have a great day!

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