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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??

 
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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??

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.


Here's how you can reach them:

  1. Go to: https://help.quickbooks.intuit.com/en_US/contact.
  2. On the Contact Us page, click a topic.
  3. Click on the Get Phone Number button to see the support number.
  4. If asked, choose your QuickBooks Product.
  5. Select your QuickBooks version.

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.

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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??

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?

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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??

Hi, jkorolewski.

 

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.

Level 1

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??

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.  

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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??

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.

  1. From the File menu, select Back Up. 
  2. On the following dialog window, select the folder where you want to store your backup file (.dmg). NOTE: It's a good idea to save backups somewhere other than your main local drive in case of a system failure. If you have a file hosting service (such as DropBox), flash drive, or other removable media, you may want to select it here.
  3. When you have chosen, click Start Backup. The name of the backup will be your QuickBooks filename with the date and time the backup is completed. You have the option to view the file in Finder.

 

Then, we'll have to install QuickBooks Desktop for Mac to your new iMac. I'll guide you how:

  1. Check the minimum system requirements for your Mac version to make sure QuickBooks can be installed.
  2. Have your product and license info available.
  3. Download your QuickBooks Desktop for Mac version or use the CD installer (if purchased from a retailer).
  4. Close all running applications.
  5. Double-click the downloaded installer or insert the disc into the Mac CD drive. The QuickBooks installation window opens automatically.
  6. Drag the QuickBooks icon to the Applications folder. The Applications folder opens automatically.
  7. Double-click the QuickBooks icon to open the application.

 

Once done, let's restore the backup copy of your file to your new software. Here's how:

  1. Double click the .dmg file. A new window opens the "Ghost" drive. Note: The "Ghost" drive displays the backup of your company file along with your attachments (if applicable).
  2. Drag the company file (with .qbXXXX extension) to the folder where you want to store the company file.
  3. Drag the Attached Documents Library folder (if applicable) to the same folder as the QuickBooks company file.
  4. Click the copy of the company file saved on the desired location or go to the File menu and select Open Company.

 

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.

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