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I am having no luck tranferring data from a Windows 7 computer running QB 2019 to a Windows 10 computer running QB 2019. I've tried all the online directions.

 
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I am having no luck tranferring data from a Windows 7 computer running QB 2019 to a Windows 10 computer running QB 2019. I've tried all the online directions.

Hi there, D-Ghuman,

 

Is there an error upon transferring your data? If so, I'd appreciate if you can update this post so I can provide the exact information needed to move your data to Windows 10.

 

On the other hand, I also suggest checking the System requirements for QuickBooks 2019 and Enterprise Solutions 19.0 link to know what computer you need to run the system. It's important to check the system requirements for that specific software to see if it supports your new version of Windows.

 

I've also added this link: Windows 7 support is ending for additional information and other answers to common questions about the updates.

 

I'll keep this post while waiting for your response.

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I am having no luck tranferring data from a Windows 7 computer running QB 2019 to a Windows 10 computer running QB 2019. I've tried all the online directions.

I have old laptop had windows 7 with QB Pro 2019. I am trying to transfer my quick book to new laptop running windows 10. I followed all these steps but after using flash driver click on QB file. It didn't do nothing just stay same screen (no action not ask me to add password ) not sure what is going on 

 

How the Migrator Tool works

 

  • You’ll create a complex password to unlock everything that is copied to your new computer. This is used once and only by the Migrator Tool. Write the password down so you don’t forget it. You’ll only need this password once.
  • The tool will copy up to the last 3 company files opened (and all supporting files) to a USB flash drive.
  • You’ll use the USB flash drive to move the files, but the Migrator Tool does all the technical work.
  • The tool will download the correct version of QuickBooks Desktop to your new computer and sets it up with your files.
  • The tool won’t reformat your drive or erase any of your other files.

What you’ll need

  • Have your new computer connected to the internet.
  • A USB flash drive with enough free space to hold your QuickBooks files. The Migrator Tool will tell you how much free space you need. Most people need between 150 and 250 MB.

How to setup and use the Migrator Tool

Step 1: On the old computer

  1. From QuickBooks, go to the File menu, select Utilities and then select Move QuickBooks to another computer.
  2. Select I'm Ready, then create a one-time password.
  3. Follow the instructions to choose the USB flash drive you’ll use. Then wait for the files to be copied.

Step 2: On the new computer

  1. Insert the USB flash drive. Due to Windows security restrictions, the Migrator Tool won’t automatically launch.
  2. Open the flash drive to view its files and double-click the file Move_QuickBooks.bat to start the migrator.
  3. Enter the password you created, then select Let's go.
  4. Wait for the Migrator Tool to finish. Note: This will depend on the speed of your computer and internet, and the size of your company file(s).
QuickBooks Team

I am having no luck tranferring data from a Windows 7 computer running QB 2019 to a Windows 10 computer running QB 2019. I've tried all the online directions.

Thank you for coming back here in the Community, @D-Ghuman.

 

I appreciate following the detailed steps in our article on how to move data in QuickBooks. In this case, I suggest updating your version of Windows 10. Once done, repeat the process.

 

However, if the problem persists, you have an option to install and restore the data file to your new laptop. This way, you can save the QuickBooks file to your flash drive then to your laptop also.

 

To start, let's create a backup company file on your original laptop. Backup company files save everything currently in your company file. It includes your accounting data, templates, letters, logos, images, and related files. When you save the backup file, assign it a unique name, so it is easy to identify. After that, you can now transfer your data to your new laptop.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to the File menu and choose Open or Restore Company
  2. Select Restore a backup, then hit Next
  3. Pick Local Backup, then click Next
  4. Browse your computer for your backup company file.  It should look like this: [Your company name].qbb.
  5. Select a folder to decide where to save your restored company file, then tap Open. backup2.PNG
  6. Click Next, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process. 

You can check this article to give you more details about troubleshooting: Move your company files to another computer.

 

Please check this article: Fix company file and network issues with QuickBooks File Doctor. This link will guide you on how to resolve common errors in opening a company file.

 

Don't hesitate to leave a comment below if you have additional concerns in your account. I'm always here to help. 

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