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Dragging the applications folder for QuickBooks will only copy the application itself. In this case, you'll need to install the application to your new MacBook to include the company files and settings.
How do I transfer Quickbooks for Mac from my old iMac to my new MacBook? If I drag the Applications folder for Quickbooks to the new Mac, do the company files and settings follow??
Yes! After double clicking the .dmg file, you’ll need to drag the company file with the .qbxxxx extension to your desired folder. Drag also the Attached Documents Library folder (If you have some) to the same folder where the company file is. Once saved, go to File then choose Open Company.