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george 2022
Level 1

old quickbooks database

we have a company which forgot their licence and validation keys for an old database I have recovered the quickbooks data,they brought in the old system unit and i have seen the database but if i try to open the data with quickbooks 2010 it says the data is too old for this version.

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Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

old quickbooks database

Is the file created on QBD 2005 or older version?


old quickbooks database

I'm here to help share some information regarding opening old data in QuickBooks Desktop 2010, george 2022.


QuickBooks Desktop has a 3-year lifecycle. You would need to go from 2005-2008, 2010-2013 up until the current version. Then, restore the file in between.


Let me share the articles to help you create a backup and restore it:


Back up your QuickBooks Desktop company file.

Restore a backup of your company file.


If you're still unable to open the file, I'd suggest giving our QuickBooks Desktop Support a call to help you with updating the data.


I'll be sharing with you some write-ups about upgrading files as well as moving them into other computers:


Move your company files to another computer.

Upgrade your company files after you switch to a new version of QuickBooks Desktop.


Feel free to go back to this thread if you have more questions. The Community Team is here to help you move forward.

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