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Upgrading from QB Pro 2012 to Premier 2020

My client is running Pro 2012 and the QB data is hosted on a server and they access it by connecting to a mapped network drive. I'm looking to upgrade the client to Premier 2020. How do I migrate the data or point Premier 2020 to the existing data once it's installed?

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Upgrading from QB Pro 2012 to Premier 2020

Thanks for reaching out to us, sidebrake.


I've got the information you'll need on how to transfer QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2012 data to Desktop Premier 2020. Once you've installed the Desktop Premier 2020, you'll need to restore a backup copy of your company file from 2012 to the 2020 program. 


Here are a few articles about Desktop 2020 if you need more details with the process:

I'll be right here if there's anything else I can do to help.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Upgrading from QB Pro 2012 to Premier 2020


We are able to convert QBD 2013 data file directly to QBD 2020. But I am not sure for QBD 2012 or older version. Ask your client to create a dummy file and send the backup file to your end. Install the trial license of QBD 2020 to restore it. If you are unable to restore it, you will need a workaround.