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i bought a new computer, how do i transfer quickbooks pro 2017 with all my data to the new computer?

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i bought a new computer, how do i transfer quickbooks pro 2017 with all my data to the new computer?

I got the steps that you need in transferring your QuickBooks to your new computer, @johncooper1952.


To transfer your data from one computer to another, you'll need to create and restore a backup company file. It saves your data and supporting files. You can also simply copy and paste your entire QuickBooks folder to a new location.


Here's how to create a backup copy of your data:

  1. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and select Switch to Single-user Mode.
  2. Go to the File menu again and hover over Back up Company.
  3. Then select Create Local Backup
  4. In the window, select Local Backup and then Next.
  5. In the Local Backup Only section, select Browse and select where you want to save your backup company file.
  6. Set the number of backups you want to keep. 
  7. This runs a test to make sure your backup file is in good shape before you save.
  8. When you're ready, select OK.
  9. Press on Save it now and Next.

Once done, you can now install your QuickBooks to the new computer and restore that backup that you made afterward. Know that if you move your company file to another computer, it won't affect your product license. You can press the F2 key on your keyboard to get the product info.


To guide you with the installation process, you may refer to this link: Install QuickBooks Desktop.


After that, lets' go ahead and restore the copy:


  1. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and select Open or Restore Company
  2. Press on Restore a backup copy and then Next
  3. Select Local Backup and then Next.
  4. Browse your computer for your backup company file. It should look like this: [Your company name].qbb.
  5. Select a folder to decide where to save your restored company file. Then select Open.
  6. When you're ready, select Save.

Lastly, to give you additional information about moving your company file to another PC, you can always visit this reference: Move your company files to another computer.


I'm always ready to lend a helping hand if you have further questions. Just let me know by leaving a reply below. Have a good one!

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