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move company files from PC to MacBook

How do I move QB desktop files from a PC to a MacBook?

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Best answer September 28, 2021

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move company files from PC to MacBook

Let me help you move your company files to MacBook, 

 

If you’re moving from QuickBooks Desktop for Windows to Mac, we'll need to convert the file to QuickBooks Desktop for Mac. Let's make sure we update QuickBooks for Desktop for Windows to the latest release. Then, follow the steps below: 

  1. Open the file as the administrator.
  2. Go to the File menu, then select Utilities.
  3. Tap Copy Company File for QuickBooks Mac, then follow the onscreen instructions. QuickBooks will create a MAC.qbb (backup) file.
  4. You’ll see a message that says "It looks like ‘QuickBooks for Windows’ might be a better fit for your company," Make sure to check what data isn’t converted from Windows. If you want to continue, select Yes.
  5. Go to the folder you want to save the file in. Name the file, and select Save. Make sure to not use special characters in the file name.
  6. Move the file to your Mac by using any storage device such as USB flash drive, etc.

 

Then, it creates a MAC.qbb file copy of a QuickBooks Desktop company file that you can restore in QuickBooks for Mac. Here’s how:

  1. Update QuickBooks Desktop for Mac to the latest release.
  2. Close QuickBooks.
  3. Copy the backup to the Documents folder on your Mac.
  4. Reopen QuickBooks Desktop for Mac, then select File, then select Open Company.
  5. Select the MAC.qbb file, then select Open.
  6. Select OK when asked if you want to restore a QuickBooks for Windows file.
  7. Enter a name for the restored file, and then press Save.

 

For the steps and details, check out the Convert a QuickBooks for Windows file to QuickBooks for Mac article. Just incase, you'll want to change your company file from QuickBooks for Mac to QuickBooks for Windows, see the Convert a QuickBooks for Mac file to QuickBooks for Windows article for more details.

 

Visit our QuickBooks Help Articles page for more insight s about managing your business in your software.

 

You can always update us after performing the steps as I want to ensure this is resolved for you. Just leave a comment below and I'll get back to you. Have a great day ahead. 

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QuickBooks Team
QuickBooks Team

move company files from PC to MacBook

Let me help you move your company files to MacBook, 

 

If you’re moving from QuickBooks Desktop for Windows to Mac, we'll need to convert the file to QuickBooks Desktop for Mac. Let's make sure we update QuickBooks for Desktop for Windows to the latest release. Then, follow the steps below: 

  1. Open the file as the administrator.
  2. Go to the File menu, then select Utilities.
  3. Tap Copy Company File for QuickBooks Mac, then follow the onscreen instructions. QuickBooks will create a MAC.qbb (backup) file.
  4. You’ll see a message that says "It looks like ‘QuickBooks for Windows’ might be a better fit for your company," Make sure to check what data isn’t converted from Windows. If you want to continue, select Yes.
  5. Go to the folder you want to save the file in. Name the file, and select Save. Make sure to not use special characters in the file name.
  6. Move the file to your Mac by using any storage device such as USB flash drive, etc.

 

Then, it creates a MAC.qbb file copy of a QuickBooks Desktop company file that you can restore in QuickBooks for Mac. Here’s how:

  1. Update QuickBooks Desktop for Mac to the latest release.
  2. Close QuickBooks.
  3. Copy the backup to the Documents folder on your Mac.
  4. Reopen QuickBooks Desktop for Mac, then select File, then select Open Company.
  5. Select the MAC.qbb file, then select Open.
  6. Select OK when asked if you want to restore a QuickBooks for Windows file.
  7. Enter a name for the restored file, and then press Save.

 

For the steps and details, check out the Convert a QuickBooks for Windows file to QuickBooks for Mac article. Just incase, you'll want to change your company file from QuickBooks for Mac to QuickBooks for Windows, see the Convert a QuickBooks for Mac file to QuickBooks for Windows article for more details.

 

Visit our QuickBooks Help Articles page for more insight s about managing your business in your software.

 

You can always update us after performing the steps as I want to ensure this is resolved for you. Just leave a comment below and I'll get back to you. Have a great day ahead. 

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