How to Transfer QuickBooks From an Old Computer to a New One?

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asked Dec 13, 2022 in 3D Segmentation by RossSmith123 (440 points)

As technology develops, the need for a new computer becomes inevitable. However, after purchasing a new computer, QuickBooks users find difficulty in transferring their QuickBooks and wonder how to transfer QuickBooks to a new computer.

In this regard, we’ve prepared a quick guide that will cover all the methods to Transfer QuickBooks to New Computer as well as the requirements for a proper transfer. So, let’s begin.
After installing the same or newer version of Quickbooks on your new computer you can transfer a backup of your old computer's QuickBooks file. Once the back-up process has completed, you can continue to keep track of rent, schedule payments to vendors and keep record of all your business expenses and income. Additionally, if you aren't already creating regular backups of your QuickBooks files, you should do so each time you update your account files to ensure you don't lose valuable financial data.

Requirements to Transfer QuickBooks to a New Computer

Before you begin to transfer your QuickBooks to the New Computer, make sure to meet the following QuickBooks Requirements:

Keep the QuickBooks license as well as product key information with you.Keep a USB Flash drive with enough storage for QuickBooks files.Also, make sure to have active and reliable internet connectivity.Ensure to back up QuickBooks company files.

Create the Backup File

Connect a portable storage device such as a USB or external hard drive to your old computer.

Launch QuickBooks on your old computer and open the company file you want to transfer.

Click the "File" menu and then select "Create Backup."

Select "Local Backup" and click "Options." Locate your personal storage device and select it as the location for your backup. Click "Next."

Select "Save It Now" and "Next."

Click "Save" and wait for the backup file to be created.

Restore the Backup File

Insert your personal storage device into the new computer and open QuickBooks. If you haven't already installed QuickBooks on the new computer, do this first.

Click the "File" menu and select "Restore Company."

Select "Restore a Backup Copy" then click "Next."

Select "Local Backup" as the location for your backup file.

Navigate to your personal storage device and click on the QuickBooks backup file. Click "Open" and then "Next."

Confirm that you want to restore the backup file and select "Save" to initiate the restore process.

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