QB Desktop for Mac moving to new computer and need to upgrade
I am running QB2016 for Mac on my iMac, OS Mojave. I now have a new computer that runs OS Catalina, and I know I need to upgrade. I don't want an online subscription, but new software. My questions are: 1. which version to upgrade to? and 2. what order do I do things to get the new one working? If I put an upgraded version on the old computer, will I be able to move to the new? Thanks so much.
While the 2016 and 2021 versions doesn't have the same system requirements, installing the upgraded file might not work on the old PC. All you need to do is to create a backup copy of the old company file, then restore the data onto the new computer.
Just a reminder, when upgrading QuickBooks 2016, you must first restore it to a file that is 3 years higher. This means that you will need to restore the backup to a Mac 2019 file, create another backup copy there, and then restore it to 2021 (2016 > 2019 > 2021).
To get help extract data from the 2016 file and assist you with the upgrade, tap this link to start a chat with a live rep: QuickBooks Desktop for Mac chat
Kindly post here again if you have any additional questions about the upgrade. I'll be more than happy to assist you. Have a nice day!
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