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Moving from Home and Business to QB 2019 Desktop Pro

Hi all,

 

Glad to see such a great place for information sharing.

 

I'm new to Quickbooks, I started my business just over a year ago and have been using Intuit Quicken Home and Business but after starting this years tax filing I decided to move to Quickbooks.

 

My business is a Sole-proprietor LLC

 

1. Is there an easy way to import just my business data from Quicken to quickbook?

 

2. Should I just enter this years starting balances and transactions manually to get started?

 

I'm sure I will have many more questions to come, but will do a search first before asking.

 

Thanks for any help you can give.

 

Jimmy

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Best answer 03-06-2019

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Moving from Home and Business to QB 2019 Desktop Pro

Hello there, @Jimmy T.

 

Thank you for posting here in the Community.

 

I'm happy to help you share information about importing/converting Quicken data to QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).

 

If you need the tax reports for the previous years, then, you may need to migrate/convert the data for those years as well. If not and you're reporting as a new business, you can just migrate this year's transaction and the old data will stay to Quicken.

 

Depending on the Quicken version, you can convert your Quicken file directly to QBDT or use the Quicken Converter to upgrade your file first.

 

When to use Quicken Converter:

  • You only need to use the Quicken Converter if you are migrating from a Quicken version that is NOT a parallel version of your QuickBooks Desktop (e.g., Quicken 2016 to QuickBooks Pro, Premier, or Enterprise 2019).
  • You can skip using the Quicken Converter and convert directly to QuickBooks using the Conversion Utility, if you have a version of Quicken that is a parallel version of QuickBooks Desktop (e.g., Quicken 2019 to QuickBooks Pro, Premier, or Enterprise 2019).
  • Quicken for Mac: The Quicken Converter, and the Conversion Utility in QuickBooks, cannot convert Quicken for Mac data file. If you have Quicken for Mac, convert your data file first to Quicken for Windows or create a new QuickBooks company file instead.

Make sure you don't have another version of Quicken Converter installed before using the tool. If you do, uninstall it from your computer and download the right version. Once your file is upgraded to a compatible version of Quicken, you can now start converting using the Conversion Utility in QuickBooks.

 

To convert your Quicken file using the Conversion Utility in QBDT:

 

  1. Go to File at the top menu bar.
  2. Select Utilities.
  3. Click on Convert.
  4. Select From Quicken.
  5. Select the Quicken file (.QDF) that you want to convert.
  6. The Conversion Utility will guide you through the rest of conversion.

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Learn more about the conversion process, you may check this article: Convert Quicken data to QuickBooks Desktop.

 

You're always welcome to add a post/comment if you have any other questions about converting data from Quicken to QBDT. I'll be always here to help you!

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Moving from Home and Business to QB 2019 Desktop Pro

Hello there, @Jimmy T.

 

Thank you for posting here in the Community.

 

I'm happy to help you share information about importing/converting Quicken data to QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).

 

If you need the tax reports for the previous years, then, you may need to migrate/convert the data for those years as well. If not and you're reporting as a new business, you can just migrate this year's transaction and the old data will stay to Quicken.

 

Depending on the Quicken version, you can convert your Quicken file directly to QBDT or use the Quicken Converter to upgrade your file first.

 

When to use Quicken Converter:

  • You only need to use the Quicken Converter if you are migrating from a Quicken version that is NOT a parallel version of your QuickBooks Desktop (e.g., Quicken 2016 to QuickBooks Pro, Premier, or Enterprise 2019).
  • You can skip using the Quicken Converter and convert directly to QuickBooks using the Conversion Utility, if you have a version of Quicken that is a parallel version of QuickBooks Desktop (e.g., Quicken 2019 to QuickBooks Pro, Premier, or Enterprise 2019).
  • Quicken for Mac: The Quicken Converter, and the Conversion Utility in QuickBooks, cannot convert Quicken for Mac data file. If you have Quicken for Mac, convert your data file first to Quicken for Windows or create a new QuickBooks company file instead.

Make sure you don't have another version of Quicken Converter installed before using the tool. If you do, uninstall it from your computer and download the right version. Once your file is upgraded to a compatible version of Quicken, you can now start converting using the Conversion Utility in QuickBooks.

 

To convert your Quicken file using the Conversion Utility in QBDT:

 

  1. Go to File at the top menu bar.
  2. Select Utilities.
  3. Click on Convert.
  4. Select From Quicken.
  5. Select the Quicken file (.QDF) that you want to convert.
  6. The Conversion Utility will guide you through the rest of conversion.

b5 ..PNG

Learn more about the conversion process, you may check this article: Convert Quicken data to QuickBooks Desktop.

 

You're always welcome to add a post/comment if you have any other questions about converting data from Quicken to QBDT. I'll be always here to help you!

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