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generalsupply
Level 1

new laptop

I run quickbooks desktop pro 2018.  how do I transfer from my old laptop?  I have tried the migration tool but that will not work

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ShiellaGraceA
QuickBooks Team

new laptop

You can reinstall QuickBooks on your new laptop and restore your file, generalsupply.

 

Here's how:

  1. Create a back up of your file on the old laptop.
  2. Copy the backup file to your new computer:
    • using a flash drive or other external device; or
    • through a network, if the computers are connected.
  3. Re-install QuickBooks.
  4. Restore the backup on your new laptop.

Please check out this article for your reference: Move your company files to another computer.

 

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us anytime.

my3827wood
Level 1

new laptop

Can I save QB on my old laptop for additional back up for information purpose at trade show?

 

 

Aphylis
Moderator

new laptop

Hi my3827wood,

 

I'm happy I got this post, you can definitely copy your company file to your old laptop for backup and additional safety in case what happens to your computer where you are running Quickboos Desktop. 

 

You can create a backup copy and save this file to a portable drive like a USB stick, then copy it to your old laptop. If your laptop passed the QuickBooks Desktop System Requirements, you can also install the Quickbooks desktop software.

 

To create a backup please follow the steps below. 

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Click on File.
  • Hover down to Back up Company and choose Create Local Backup.
  • Select Local Backup and hit Next.
  • Click on Browse and locate the folder location you wish to back up the company.
  • When done hit on OK.
  • On the new pop up window select Use this Location.
  • Lastly hit Save it now and Finish.

 

Article hyperlinks given by my colleague may also give you some ideas for future use.
 

That's it, you're good to go.

my3827wood
Level 1

new laptop

Hello,

 

We actually did saved the QB file to our old laptop from imported the file from flash driver saved file, however the QB will not saved up to date after we turn off the laptop power.

 

We are using Enterprise 3 users version, will it be possible that QB is not allowing us to save additional file to other PC since we already have 3 users in our office?

We need the additional back up to our laptop so we can take it to the trade show use, that's for the view only purpose.

 

please help.

Thanks!


@Aphylis wrote:

Hi my3827wood,

 

I'm happy I got this post, you can definitely copy your company file to your old laptop for backup and additional safety in case what happens to your computer where you are running Quickboos Desktop. 

 

You can create a backup copy and save this file to a portable drive like a USB stick, then copy it to your old laptop. If your laptop passed the QuickBooks Desktop System Requirements, you can also install the Quickbooks desktop software.

 

To create a backup please follow the steps below. 

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Click on File.
  • Hover down to Back up Company and choose Create Local Backup.
  • Select Local Backup and hit Next.
  • Click on Browse and locate the folder location you wish to back up the company.
  • When done hit on OK.
  • On the new pop up window select Use this Location.
  • Lastly hit Save it now and Finish.

 

Article hyperlinks given by my colleague may also give you some ideas for future use.
 

That's it, you're good to go.


 

 

Anonymous
Not applicable

new laptop

Thanks for visiting us today, @my3827wood,

 

I want to make sure you're able to transfer your company file successfully. I only need a few clarifications about the issue.

 

When you say QuickBooks doesn't update the data after switching off the laptop power, are you referring to the restored backup or the recent activities added to the company file? Additionally, I need to know the file location, is it saved locally or on the flash drive? Knowing this information will help me isolate the issue better.

 

To check the QBW (company file) location, press F2 on your keyboard to find the location in the Product Information window. The default location for a QuickBooks Desktop company files is C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company Files

 

However, if you're talking about the Multiuser system not updating the information on the new laptop, you'll need to ensure you don't exceed the number of user seats activated for your network. If all three (3) users are enabled, it is your discretion to add a separate license for the new workstation if you want to sync the changes automatically.

 

Otherwise, you can manually restore a backup copy anytime there are changes made to make sure the viewing file is up to date.

 

Please update me how things go by leaving a comment below. I'll be on a lookout for your reply, @my3827wood.

AG-14
Level 1

new laptop

Just another quetion on the re-installment on new laptop - where do I safe my files or does quickbooks do it outomatically

MorganB
Content Leader

new laptop

Welcome to the Community, AG-14.

 

You've got a great question and I'd be glad to lend a hand.

 

When you're re-installing the Desktop software to a new computer, you get to choose the location of the file. This part takes place when you select the Custom and Networks Options. Most users save the company file in their Programs folder.

 

I recommend checking out the Install QuickBooks Desktop article for even more details on this process.

 

I'm just a comment or post away if you have any other questions. Take care!

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