QuickBooks Team


Thank you for joining this thread, mts1203sa,


Yes, you should be able to restore an Accountant's copy with the 2018 Enterprise edition. Just make sure both the client and accountant are using the same version or year of QuickBooks Desktop.


Or work on the Accountant's Copy using a different version as long as the gap between the versions is just one year. And, the accountant has a more recent version.


For example:

  • Client: QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 2018

    Accountant: QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Accountant Edition 2018

  • Client: QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 2017

    Accountant: QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Accountant Edition 2017 or 2018

You can also refer to the Use the Accountant's Copy for additional information. It will also show the workflow on how to transfer the file.


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