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Open old backups on my Mac and merge

Hi. I made the mistake of starting a new company file, and just noticed I have dozens of years worth of client information that is not showing up. How to I open, use an old QB Backup file and after that how do I get all the information from years past, and merge with the information I have now?

 

QB version that will work with OS 10.6

 

And if I can I''d like to merge with my current copy (on a different Mac) as well QB 2020

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Best answer 11-21-2019

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Open old backups on my Mac and merge

Hi there, @Lalemand.

 

You can go to the File menu and restore your old backup file from there. Then, merge all of the information with your newly created company file. Let me walk you through the process.

 

First off, let's search for the most recent backup file using the spotlight search. Here's how:

 

  1. Go to the QuickBooks menu, select Preferences.
  2. Select Backup.
  3. Click the Magnifying glass \uD83D\uDD0D icon.
  4. In the search field, enter .dmg, then select Show all in Finder.

Then, restore the backup (.dmg) file. Please follow the steps below once you're ready:

 

  1. Double click the .dmg file.
  2. A new window opens with your company file.
  3. From there, drag the company file to the folder where you'll store the company file.
  4. Then, go to the File menu.
  5. Select Open Company to restore the file.

I've got you an article for more details: Restore a Backup (.dmg).

 

Once done, you can consider looking for a third-party application to merge all of your client's information. Just visit our market place for the list of third-party apps you can use:  https://desktop.apps.com/home.

 

In case you need tips and related articles in the future, feel free to visit our QuickBooks Community help website for reference: QBDT for Mac Self-help.

 

Feel free to visit us again if you have any other questions. We're always here to help.

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Open old backups on my Mac and merge

@Lalemand 

I leanred Quickbooks 2012 for Mac is the latest version supporting OS 10.6. I would recommend you to call and ask Intuit Data Service to convert it to 2020 for free. Otherwise, consider purchasing  a 3rd party conversion service. 

 

Once the file is converted, you may try to merge the data into your new file. Unfortunately, I didn't find any migration app for Mac version yet. Maybe I would take a workaround to convert it to QuickBooks 2020 Pro, using a windows-based migration tool to export and import the data, and convert it back to QuickBooks 2020 for Mac.

https://transactionpro.grsm.io/qbd

 

 

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QuickBooks Team

Open old backups on my Mac and merge

Hi there, @Lalemand.

 

You can go to the File menu and restore your old backup file from there. Then, merge all of the information with your newly created company file. Let me walk you through the process.

 

First off, let's search for the most recent backup file using the spotlight search. Here's how:

 

  1. Go to the QuickBooks menu, select Preferences.
  2. Select Backup.
  3. Click the Magnifying glass \uD83D\uDD0D icon.
  4. In the search field, enter .dmg, then select Show all in Finder.

Then, restore the backup (.dmg) file. Please follow the steps below once you're ready:

 

  1. Double click the .dmg file.
  2. A new window opens with your company file.
  3. From there, drag the company file to the folder where you'll store the company file.
  4. Then, go to the File menu.
  5. Select Open Company to restore the file.

I've got you an article for more details: Restore a Backup (.dmg).

 

Once done, you can consider looking for a third-party application to merge all of your client's information. Just visit our market place for the list of third-party apps you can use:  https://desktop.apps.com/home.

 

In case you need tips and related articles in the future, feel free to visit our QuickBooks Community help website for reference: QBDT for Mac Self-help.

 

Feel free to visit us again if you have any other questions. We're always here to help.

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Level 6

Open old backups on my Mac and merge

@Lalemand 

I leanred Quickbooks 2012 for Mac is the latest version supporting OS 10.6. I would recommend you to call and ask Intuit Data Service to convert it to 2020 for free. Otherwise, consider purchasing  a 3rd party conversion service. 

 

Once the file is converted, you may try to merge the data into your new file. Unfortunately, I didn't find any migration app for Mac version yet. Maybe I would take a workaround to convert it to QuickBooks 2020 Pro, using a windows-based migration tool to export and import the data, and convert it back to QuickBooks 2020 for Mac.

https://transactionpro.grsm.io/qbd

 

 

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