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renedaisyc
Level 1

Transferring Windows QB Pro 2010 company file to QB for Mac Desktop 2021

Hi,

I was wondering if it is possible to transfer my Windows QB Pro 2010 company file to QB for Mac Desktop 2021. If so, is it a simple procedure or will it take many steps? Thank you in advance for your answers.

Cheers,

Renee

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Jovychris_A
QuickBooks Team

Transferring Windows QB Pro 2010 company file to QB for Mac Desktop 2021

Hello there, @renedaisyc.

 

QuickBooks Pro 2010 is no longer supported and can no longer be updated. Because of this, we're unable to convert your data file over to QuickBooks for Mac since this process requires the latest maintenance release. 

 

That said, you can install a trial version of QuickBooks Pro 2021 to Windows. Then, restore a backup copy of your company file before converting it to Mac. Download the trial here: Download a trial of QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Once done, follow these steps on how to move your data:

  1. Open the new version of QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. From the File menu, choose Open or Restore Company.
  3. Pick the Open a company file option, then Next.
  4. Select your company file to highlight it, then click Open.
  5. - Just a heads up, follow the on-screen instructions if the Move Company File window appears.
  6. Review the details in the Update Company File for New version window. Check the box to signify you understand, then click Update Now.
  7. QuickBooks will prompt you to back up your company file. Just follow the instructions and note where you saved the file.
  8. When a notification window about opening the file on a new version appears, then click Yes.

 

In case you're unable to install the trial version on your Windows computer, I suggest contacting our Technical Support Team. They can help you get your file ready for conversion. Here's how:

 

  1. Go to the Help menu and select QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  2. Click Contact Us.
  3. Let them know that you need help when converting your file over to Mac. 
  4. Click Continue, then select the available options. 

 

Also, please take note that certain features and types of data that won't be converted. Here are the complete list and details on the migration process: Convert a QuickBooks for Windows file to QuickBooks for Mac

 

Keep me posted if there's anything else you need help. I'll keep my notifications open. Have a great day, @renedaisyc!

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Transferring Windows QB Pro 2010 company file to QB for Mac Desktop 2021

@renedaisyc 

You may have have 2 options:

1. Install the trial license of QBD (Windows) 2015, 2019 and 2021 to upgrade your QBD 2010 file prior to migrating it to QBD Mac 2021. We may share the trial license of them if required.

2. Purchase a 3rd party conversion service.

janechang
Level 1

Transferring Windows QB Pro 2010 company file to QB for Mac Desktop 2021

I have the similar question. 

We are using quick book 2010 and considering to transfer all the information to my new lap top. 

as the new lap top is new, do we have to purchased the newer version of quick book?  Can some body transfer the data to our new lap top?  and what will be the cost?

 

Jane

MaryLandT
Moderator

Transferring Windows QB Pro 2010 company file to QB for Mac Desktop 2021

Thank you for joining this thread, janechang.

 

Yes, you need to upgrade to the newest version as we no longer support 2010. And, there are some features from the old file that may not work on the latest version.

 

You can visit this link to know the specifications, cost, and how to update: 

 

On the other hand, you can contact our QuickBooks Desktop Team so they can do screen-sharing with you. And, help move the data in a secure environment.

 

The steps provided by Jovychris_A in this thread will also walk you through the steps on how to manually transfer the data.

 

Additionally, please consider checking out the system requirements needed to run the latest version of QuickBooks.

 

Stay in touch with me if there's anything else you need with QuickBooks. I'll be around to help you.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Transferring Windows QB Pro 2010 company file to QB for Mac Desktop 2021

@janechang 

Contact us in private if required.

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