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How to Transfer QuickBooks to a New Computer – Complete Guide

There are many users who find difficulties in transferring their QuickBooks. Therefore I am going to present all steps which are important for transferring QuickBooks to a new computer.

Requirements for transferring QuickBooks to a new computer 

  • Should keep the license of QuickBooks as product key information you have.
  • At the time of transferring QuickBooks files should always keep a USB Flash drive with enough storage.
  • You should have a good internet connection.
  • Make sure to take backup of QuickBooks company 

Transfer QuickBooks to a New Computer 

Method 1: By using QuickBooks Migration Tool

QuickBooks is the most simple and effective method to transfer. It works for QuickBooks, Desktop2022, and a newer version. now users can perform the following steps to transfer QuickBooks to the system.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • On an old personal computer

Firstly insert the pen drive into your system and open the QuickBooks desktop.

  • After that, you should tap the “file” section to find the menu bar.
  • After clicking on the “Utilities” and choosing QuickBooks.
  • Now click on the “I am ready” button and then must create the password.
  • Finally, select the “pen drive” button and let the date be copied.
  • On a new personal computer 

Firstly insert the pen drive into your computer 

  • Then launch “this PC”. Also, give a command to access your pen drive.
  • After it should move to the “QuickBooks.bat” file.
  • Now type the password you generated on your system.
  • Finally, choose “let us go”.

Data That QuickBooks Marginal Tools Will Copy

Here’s a list of data that will be copied via the quick marginal tool:

  1. Custom templates and formats.
  2. Memorized and scheduled reports.
  3. QuickBooks templates and letters. 
  4. Some certain local attachments.
  5. Financial statement designer.
  6. Spell checker. 
  7. Printer setting as well as a business planner. 
  8. Cash flow projector. 
  9. Advance reports.
  10. Statement writers.

The QuickBooks migration tools delete coping of the following data while transferring:

  1. Multi-user configuration.
  2. Payroll and payment services.
  3. Intuit data protect the setting.
  4. Companies files that were not opened recently.
  5. Also backups and created manually by users.

Method 2: Transferring QuickBooks to a new computer, manually

Step-1: Priourly create the backup in your old system

  • At the start, connect a USB or external HDD  to your old system first.
  • After that, run QuickBooks desktop on your computer system.
  • Select the “file menu” button to create backups.
  • Then, click on the “local backup” button.
  • Locate and store the device and click “next”.
  • Click the “save it now” option.
  • At the last step should tap “save” and a backup file will be created.

Step-2: Uninstall QuickBooks from the old computer 

  • Search for  the “control panel”
  • should come to “program feature”
  • Click “Uninstall a program”
  • Select “QuickBooks 20xx”
  •  Choose “Uninstall”
  • Click on “remove” and tap “next”
  • “Finish the installation” process

Step-3: QuickBooks installation on the new computer

  • Download QuickBooks on your latest personal computer.
  • Install QuickBooks appropriately and launch it in your new system. 
  • Finally, with product and license key should activate QuickBooks.

Step-4: Remove the backup on your computer at the final stage of installation:

  • Insert the storage devices into your new computer.
  • Also, launch QuickBooks desktop.
  • Click on the “File” menu bar
  • Choose the option of “restore company “ 
  • Mast click on the  “restore a backup” followed by “next”
  • Tap on the “local backup’’
  • Search your storage device.
  • Then select your QuickBooks backup files.
  • Choose “open” and “next” respectively.
  • Conform for restoring the backup files.
  • Click “save” to begin restoring.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How can I install QuickBooks on a new computer easily?

You can install QuickBooks by using these steps by these steps:

1. Firstly, create a backup from your old computer.
2. Uninstall the QuickBooks desktop after the first step.
3. Next, you should download QuickBooks on your new computing device.
4. Also, launch or start the setup procedure and complete the installation process.
5. Finally, you can start your QuickBooks.

Q2. Can QuickBooks be used on multiple computers?

Yes, QuickBooks can be used on multiple personal computers with its multi user function. In addition, if users do have a single user edition of QuickBooks then the user should install QuickBooks on two computers.

Q3. How can the user transfer data between old and new Quickbooks?

The transfer of your sensitive(crucial) data from old QuickBooks to the new one. This process must be done using these steps which are given below:

1. First, log in to your existing account.
2. Then, just click on the Gear icon on QuickBooks.
3. Next, click on the “export data” button.
4. Also, choose the data you wish to transfer.
5. After that click “export to excel’’.
6. Then, launch QuickBooks on your new computer.
7. Also, select the “Gear” button and choose “import data”.
8. Next, tap on “browse” and select the exposed data.
9. Finally,  should click “next”.