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Upgrading from QB 2010 to QB 2020

Our old computer finally bit the dust and we had to get a new one, which means all new software. We were using QB 2010, and just purchased QB 2020 for the new computer. I can't get our company files to restore in the 2020 version - I receive an error when the restore hits 92%. The call center told me to "download the free trial of QB 2014 or 2015 from the website," restore my files, then repeat the file restore process in QB 2020. Go figure, I'm not finding a trial of QB 2014 or 2015 online - only the 2020 version. Anyone know a way that I can restore my company files from 2010 to 2020? Or where I can find a 2014 or 2015 free version/trial to upgrade my files (as "John" so helpfully suggested) so I can access them in the 2020 version? 

QuickBooks Team

Upgrading from QB 2010 to QB 2020

Thanks for sharing what you're trying to achieve, RK73.


As the representative mentioned, you'll need to upgrade your QuickBooks version from 2010 to 2020 incrementally to avoid any data loss or damage. With that said, our Technical Support Team will be there to ensure that you can go through the process without any issues.


You may follow these steps to get in touch with them:

  1. From the Help menu, select QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  2. In the Have a Question window, scroll down to click the Contact us link.
  3. This will display the Contact Us screen.
  4. Go to the Tell us more about your question section to enter the issue or topic in the field box.
  5. Click the Search button to display the Start a Message button. 


Due to the pandemic, we have limited staffing and have reduced our support hours. To ensure that you'll be assisted on time, please check out our support hours.


To learn more about the new features offered by the 2020 version that can benefit your business, check out this article: What’s new in QuickBooks Desktop 2020.


Additionally, I've included a guide here that will help you managing QuickBooks Desktop: Get QuickBooks Desktop user guides.


Let us know how this goes so we can further assist you.

Level 13

Upgrading from QB 2010 to QB 2020


Check our profile name and send your business email address in a private message to us. We may share a trial license of QBD 2015.

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