Create backup of program since Migrator Tool not available
I have QB Pro 2014. I now have a new computer. I searched and found that I should use the Migrator Tool, which should be available on older versions, but apparently is not available on mine. So, I would like to create a backup of my QB Pro 2014 program (not the company files, I already know how to do that) and do the reinstall manually since the Migrator Tool is not available. This is apparently necessary if I want all my forms and other stuff?? It seems from what I've read that "everything" is not contained in my company files?? Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.
On the other hand, if you're referring to the filed forms/filing history, yes, they won't be carried over to the newly restored file. If you wish to, you locate the filed forms' location or the Tax Form History folder and copy it to the new file location.
Open QuickBooks Desktop and press F2 on your keyboard.
Under the FILE INFORMATION section, copy the company file location and find it on your computer.
From that location, there is a Tax Form History. (Ex. C:\Users\Public\Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Sample Company Files\QuickBooks 20xx\(Company Name) Tax Form History).
Click the folder of the archived form that you need. Folder name will have 941, W2, etc. in the title.