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Migrating from Quickbooks 2007

I would like to upgrade from the 2007 version, but I don't know how to transfer my files.

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QuickBooks Team

Migrating from Quickbooks 2007

Hi there, @Russ88.

 

Thanks for continuing using QuickBooks for your business. I'm here to provide information on how to upgrade QuickBooks from 2007 and convert your company file to a new QuickBooks Desktop version.

 

There's an Easy Upgrade feature that will automatically create an updated copy of your most recent files if you have an active QuickBooks subscription. You only need to perform the following steps if you have to update additional company files.

 

To upgrade or convert your company file to a newer version:

  1. Go the File menu.
  2. Select Open or Restore Company.
  3. Select Open a company file and click Next.
  4. Highlight your data file and select Open. If the Move Company File window appears, follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Read the info in the Update Company File for New Version pane.
  6. Check the box to signify you understand and click Update Now.
  7. Follow the instructions on how to back up your file. Note where you save your file.
  8. When the message You are about to open a company file using a newer version of QuickBooks...Do you want to continue? appears, click Yes.
  9. Save the backup you created in a safe location until you are certain you won't need it again.

For reminders before upgrading or converting the file, look into this article: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Getting-Started/Upgrade-or-convert-your-company-file-to-a-ne....

 

On the other hand, you can use the Migrator Tool section on Move or reinstall QuickBooks Desktop to another computer to move both your product and company file to another computer. The following article contains other solutions for this situation: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Getting-Started/Move-your-company-files-to-another-computer/....

 

For future references, use the article below to upgrade QuickBooks:

With this information, you should be able to install QuickBooks and transfer company files. Let me know how this goes after following the steps above. If you have other questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment below. I'll be glad to answer.

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Anonymous
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Migrating from Quickbooks 2007

2007, not 2017.

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Migrating from Quickbooks 2007

I have qbooks 2007 on my computer.  I am trying to help a friend set up the business her parents were running.  They were not fully utilizing qbook 2013, so we are creating the company.  I was wondering can I create the new company on MY Qbooks 2007 and then import/covert it to her 2013 version?  they are a small operation and only have one license, so if I could work on my older version here and then export it into their newer version, that would make things much easier.

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QuickBooks Team

Migrating from Quickbooks 2007

Yes, you can do that, TONYAC.

 

We can create a new company file from your QuickBooks Desktop 2007. Then, let's create a back up file that we can restore in QuickBooks Desktop 2013.

 

Just a heads up, these versions of QuickBooks Desktop are no longer supported. This may cause some errors and can damage the company data. You'll want to upgrade to the latest version so we can set it up without any issue.

 

I've included this article for more details about upgrading company files after switching to a new version of QuickBooks Desktop.

 

Visit us again in the Community. We're always here to help.

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Migrating from Quickbooks 2007

Can I backup from quickbooks 2007 and restore to quickbooks 2020 ?

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Migrating from Quickbooks 2007

can I backup from Quickbooks 2007 and restore to Quickbooks 2020 ?

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QuickBooks Team

Migrating from Quickbooks 2007

Yes, you can, kengeroo.

 

There are a few things we'll have to do before we can migrate since 2007 to 2020 is a long jump. When upgrading to a higher version we'll need to have a gradually upgrade QuickBooks like from 2007 to 2010 > 2013 > 2017 then 2020 via Portable File Format (backup copy)

 

You can get in touch with our Customer Support Team and they'll upgrade it for you. Here's how: 

  1. Go to the Help menu and click QuickBooks Desktop Help
  2. Select Contact us
  3. Enter your concern about migrating your 2007 company file to 2020. 
  4. Click Continue and choose to either call or chat with us. 

You can click here for more details on What’s new in QuickBooks Desktop 2020

 

Please let me know if there's anything else that you need help. 

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