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Transferring company data from online to desktop version

I am trying to transfer from qb self employed online to qb desktop version on  mac. I exported my company profile from a PC and have a folder containing several subfolder. I am trying to import data in my new company profile on the desktop version and the only option I see is under Import, and from IFF files. That option does not allow me to select the company export 

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Transferring company data from online to desktop version

Good day, @manofaran,


Thanks for reaching out to us today and we're glad to hear you're upgrading your software.


At the moment, all desktop versions of QuickBooks will accept IIF files for imported data. Online and desktop software doesn't share the same database, so the processes may differ for both platforms. If you have a different file format from QuickBooks Self-Employed, you will need to convert it to successfully transfer the data. You can get help from an IT guy to convert one file format to another.


Others would also manually recreate their transactions and accounts into the upgraded file. But to save your time from doing that, you can venture for some third-party migrator tools to move the data over. You can find Intuit compatible apps by clicking this link:


We also have a separate forum called Intuit Developers, where you can find engineers who can help recommend third-party applications for you to use. In this website, you can connect with engineers who can help with app integrations, take part in software developments and innovate business tools for QuickBooks. Here's the link to the website: Intuit Developers Community.


I'm also adding some QuickBooks for Mac user guides for your reference:


  • Download the QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2019 User’s Guide
  • Download the QuickBooks Desktop Mac 2020 User’s Guide


If you have any questions or clarifications, do let me know in the comment below. I'll be right here to help you with the conversion. Have a nice weekend!

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