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EricD
Level 1

QBB and QBW files from QB6

Is it even possible to convert and use QBB and QBW files from QB6 to current desktop app? These files and QB6 still work on Win 7, but not new machine running Win 10. 

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JamesDuanT
Moderator

QBB and QBW files from QB6

Yes, you can restore your 2006 .QBB file to the supported QuickBooks Desktop versions (2016 and later), Eric.

 

However, you'll need to convert the file in an interim order to avoid data damage. For example, you'll need to go through the QuickBooks 2008, 2010, 2012, and so on. You can contact our Technical Support Team so they can help you install the lower versions temporarily.

 

Even though we no longer support the QuickBooks 2006 version, it still works with Windows 7. The versions that are compatible with Windows 10 are QuickBooks Desktop 2016 and later. You can refer to this article for more information: QuickBooks Desktop System Requirements.

 

I'd recommend upgrading to the supported versions of QuickBooks Desktop. Hence, you'll receive updates that will help you manage your business without any problems.

 

Feel free to let us know if you have more questions about this. I'll be around to further assist you.

EricD
Level 1

QBB and QBW files from QB6

I don't have QB 2006, but QB6, which is much older.

BettyJaneB
QuickBooks Team

QBB and QBW files from QB6

Thanks for letting me know about this, @EricD.

 

Allow me to add some more details about converting QBB and QBW files in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

You'll be able to convert a .QBB and .QBW file if your QuickBooks is compatible with the system requirements with your computer. Since you're using an older version of QuickBooks, you might consider upgrading to the latest version.

 

To learn more about the file compatibility in QuickBooks Desktop, you may refer to these articles:

If you've decided to upgrade your QuickBooks, please follow these link below for the upgrade and installation process:

If you need further assistance with this concern, I'd suggest reaching out to our Customer Care Team. They'll be able to discuss further on what are the best options to get this straighten out.

 

Feel free to reach back out to me if you have further questions about this. I'd be pleased to help. Have a nice day ahead.

EricD
Level 1

QBB and QBW files from QB6

So I can simply open and/or restore in the new version of desktop without doing anything else? Thanks.

EricD
Level 1

QBB and QBW files from QB6

So I can simply open or restore these old, but current files, in the latest version of Desktop? Thanks.

Angelyn_T
QuickBooks Team

QBB and QBW files from QB6

Hello there, @EricD.

 

Please allow me to join the thread and help share a little more information about restoring files to QuickBooks.

 

Yes, you can simply restore the file as long as you've created a backup of your 2006 QuickBooks company file. In addition, you also have to consider the suggestions provided by my colleagues above to convert the file in an order to avoid data damage.

 

To learn more about restoring files in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT), you may check this article: Restore a backup of your company file.

 

On the other hand, if you need further assistance with the process, I recommend getting in touch with our Support Team.

 

Please know that I'll be always here to help you if you have any other questions about restoring files, just add a comment below. Wishing you the best!

EricD
Level 1

QBB and QBW files from QB6

Hi,

I just want to make sure you all understand that this is NOT concerning QB2016, but QB6.0, which has been in use since around 1993, up to today, through various versions of Windows up to Win7.

Thank you.

 

BettyJaneB
QuickBooks Team

QBB and QBW files from QB6

I appreciate your prompt response, @EricD.

 

I'd like to add some clarifications about the compatibility of your QuickBooks version to Windows 10. 

 

At this time, you can still create a backup copy of your company file, and restore it to the computer that has a compatible operating system to the QuickBooks version that you have. On the other hand, Windows 10 will only be compatible with QuickBooks versions 2016 onwards. 

 

To run QuickBooks smoothly and be able to access it in Windows 10, I'd suggest upgrading your QuickBooks to the latest one

 

This should get you moving today.

 

I'm still around if you have further questions with this concern. I'd be happy to help. Take care.

EricD
Level 1

QBB and QBW files from QB6

Now we are getting somewhere. How to convert QB 6.0 to QB 2016. Is it possible? Then it will open in Win10. I have QBW and QBB versions. Do you guys have that capability to convert? I am trying to do this so I can buy the new version. Thank you.

Joyce_P
QuickBooks Team

QBB and QBW files from QB6

Yes, you can convert your QB 6.0 to QB 2016, EricD.

 

Before doing so, let me clarify some information. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 2006 is also known as QB 6.0. You can convert it to QuickBooks Enterprise 2016 or QB 16.0.

 

Since you're using an older version, you can upgrade it to QuickBooks 2008 and so on to avoid data damage. To do it,  please follow the solutions provided by my colleague @JamesDuanT above.

 

To open this in Windows 10, you can check the QuickBooks Desktop system requirements. This is to ensure compatibility and avoid system issues.

 

You can also contact our Customer Care team, they can further assist you in upgrading your QuickBooks.

 

Here's how to contact them:

  1. Go to Help and choose QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  2. Click Contact us.
  3. Enter a brief description in the Ask a question (or tell us what's wrong) field and click Continue.
  4. Choose an option in reaching our support team.

Please let me know how it goes by leaving a reply below.

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