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Is QBB file required to convert all transactions from 2009 to 2019 Desktop Pro?

It looks like a QBB file is required to convert all financial data from 2009 Desktop Pro to 2019 Desktop Pro. Is that true? I don't have a QBB file. I didn't think I needed one because the folder containing the QBW file was being replicated. If I need the QBB, considering that I no longer have the means to run the 2009 version of QB, what's my best course of action? Thanks for any help. 

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Best answer 03-31-2019

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Re: Is QBB file required to convert all transactions from 2009 to 2019 Desktop Pro?

Yes you need a qbb file when the jump between years is more than3-4 years

 

The qbw file, is not the only one that is used to run QB, there are other files in that same folder that are required too.  I am surprised you do not have a back up of the company file, that should be a normal thing you do fairly often

 

About all I can suggest is to install 2019 and contact intuit to see what their data services can do for you.  Or if you or a friend are good with tech, you could take your hard drive to his computer and connect it as an additional drive, and assuming he has 2010-2013 installed, open your company in that version, make a back up, and do that again in 2016/17, make a back up and finally return to your computer and restore the back up in 2019

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Re: Is QBB file required to convert all transactions from 2009 to 2019 Desktop Pro?

Yes you need a qbb file when the jump between years is more than3-4 years

 

The qbw file, is not the only one that is used to run QB, there are other files in that same folder that are required too.  I am surprised you do not have a back up of the company file, that should be a normal thing you do fairly often

 

About all I can suggest is to install 2019 and contact intuit to see what their data services can do for you.  Or if you or a friend are good with tech, you could take your hard drive to his computer and connect it as an additional drive, and assuming he has 2010-2013 installed, open your company in that version, make a back up, and do that again in 2016/17, make a back up and finally return to your computer and restore the back up in 2019

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Re: Is QBB file required to convert all transactions from 2009 to 2019 Desktop Pro?

I have all the files on multiple devices, but never realized that there was a need to generate the QBB, which I figured was just a compressed backup of the other info. Well... lesson learned. Thanks for providing an upgrade plan.