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Multiple users with different versions QuickBooks 2018 and QuickBooks 2019

I have one computer using QuickBooks 2018.

I would like to access my company data file from another computer.

If I buy a copy of the new QuickBooks 2019 for the 2nd computer, can I access the same data file on both computers even tho they are running different versions?

(One computer will be running QB 2018 and the other will be running QB 2019)

Or do I need to buy two copies of QuickBooks 2019?

Thx M

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Best answer 01-10-2019

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Multiple users with different versions QuickBooks 2018 and QuickBooks 2019

Hi there, @mikey123.

 

Welcome to the Community. Allow me to share some information about using multiple users with different versions of QuickBooks. 

 

In QuickBooks Desktop, accessing a company file in different versions isn't possible. Once company file is being updated to a higher version (2019), you can no longer open it in the older version (2018). Having multiple users in different computers is only applicable within the same versions.

 

To learn more about multi users in QuickBooks Desktop, please check out these articles:

This should keep you moving today, @mikey123.

 

Keep me posted if you have any other questions. I'll be around to help you out. Have a great day!

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Multiple users with different versions QuickBooks 2018 and QuickBooks 2019

Hi there, @mikey123.

 

Welcome to the Community. Allow me to share some information about using multiple users with different versions of QuickBooks. 

 

In QuickBooks Desktop, accessing a company file in different versions isn't possible. Once company file is being updated to a higher version (2019), you can no longer open it in the older version (2018). Having multiple users in different computers is only applicable within the same versions.

 

To learn more about multi users in QuickBooks Desktop, please check out these articles:

This should keep you moving today, @mikey123.

 

Keep me posted if you have any other questions. I'll be around to help you out. Have a great day!

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Re: Multiple users with different versions QuickBooks 2018 and QuickBooks 2019

Thank you.

Got it.. So, can I buy another copy of QB 2018 (vs. having to buy two copies of QB 2019?

If yes, I would only have to pay for one new license vs. 2 (with the goal of sharing the data file for two people at my company). What is the best way to buy another license for my QB 2018?

THANKS. 

 

QuickBooks Team

Re: Multiple users with different versions QuickBooks 2018 and QuickBooks 2019

Hello, Mickey123.

 

The best way to buy another license is to contact QuickBooks Customer Service. This way, a phone agent can help you configure the Multi-user set up.

 

Here's how to contact us:

  1. Open this link: https://help.quickbooks.intuit.com/en_US/contact.
  2. Choose QuickBooks Desktop.
  3. Choose the Desktop version.
  4. On the Contact Us page, click QuickBooks Setup & Navigation, and choose File Setup & Management.
  5. Click the Get Phone Number button.

You're always welcome to post in the Community if you have other concerns. Have a nice day!