We're glad you came here for support, jkorolewski.
Let me help you transfer QuickBooks for Mac to your new MacBook.
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.
Here's an article that provides a detailed steps on how to install QuickBooks for Mac: Install and set up QuickBooks Mac Desktop.
For more information about QuickBooks Desktop for Mac features, you can check out this link: https://qblittlesquare.com/.
Just in case you need further assistance from a live support, you can reach out to our Customer Care Team to guide you through the whole process.
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Should there'll be anything else I can help you with while transferring QuickBooks for Mac, don't hesitate to leave me a reply below. I'm always around to help you out.
Once I get Quickbooks installed on the new Mac, do I simply copy and move the company files to the new Mac? Will that have all my data and setting? Are there other files I need to copy as well?
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.
This will restore all your data and settings to your new MacBook. For more information on restoring other types of company file, please check this article: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Getting-Started/Restore-a-backup-dmg-in-QuickBooks-Mac/m-p/1....
Feel free to revisit the Community space anytime you have questions about QuickBooks.
I'm trying to follow the instructions you provided. I am not a techy person, so forgive me, but do I connect my computers, migrate, then drag and copy company files? I'm trying to move my quickbooks desktop for mac software and company files from a MacBook to a new iMac.
I'll help you move QuickBooks and your company files to your new iMac, Acube05.
To begin, you'll have to secure a backup copy of your data. You may follow these steps.
Then, we'll have to install QuickBooks Desktop for Mac to your new iMac. I'll guide you how:
Once done, let's restore the backup copy of your file to your new software. Here's how:
Additionally, I've included a link that shares tips and available features that QuickBooks Desktop for Mac offers to cater to your business needs: https://qblittlesquare.com/.
For more concerns or questions in managing QuickBooks, we are always open to help you out.