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Migrate QuickBooks to New Computer

    Migrate QuickBooks to New Computer

    QuickBooks helps small and medium business enterprises accomplish tedious day-to-day bookkeeping, invoicing, and billing seamlessly with accuracy. The below steps will assist you in migrating your QuickBooks files from your old computer to a new computer. With the help of migrator tools, you can also move three recent company files to the new computer.

    Ways to Migrate QuickBooks to New Computer

    Two methods through which one can migrate QuickBooks from old to a new computer are detailed as below:

    Migrate QuickBooks with the help of the migrator tool
    Manual installation of QuickBooks.

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    Total Time: 35 minutes

    Migrate QuickBooks with Help of Migrator Tool

    You can move your QuickBooks file to your new computer with the help of the migrator tool only if you are using the U.S version โ€œQuickBooks desktopโ€ 2018 and above. You can do this as a single user and you should be company admin. You can migrate up to three companies (latest ones) file to your new computer with this process. It is a very easy process and can be completed with the help of the following small steps:

    For Old Computer

    ๐Ÿ’  On QuickBooks you need to click on the โ€œFileโ€ menu, and then click โ€œUtilitiesโ€ and finally select โ€œMove QuickBooks to another computerโ€.
    ๐Ÿ’  In this step, click on the โ€œIโ€™m Readyโ€ button.
    ๐Ÿ’  In this step, keep handy a USB flash drive with the free space of almost 150 to 250 MB, you need to connect your USB drive to your old computer. Migrator tool will let you know about the free space left on your USB drive.
    ๐Ÿ’  Once the USB drive is opened on your old computer, you need to copy the QuickBooks data from there and you also need to create a one-time password.

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    For New Computer

    ๐Ÿ’  After performing the above steps on the old computer, you need to connect the USB drive to your new computer.
    ๐Ÿ’  As the Migrator tool would not launch itself automatically due to windows security restriction, you need to open and view the USB drive file on the new computer and double click on โ€œMove_QuickBooks.batโ€. This action will start the migrator.
    ๐Ÿ’  Now enter your one-time password and click on โ€œLetโ€™s Goโ€.
    ๐Ÿ’  QuickBooks will be automatically downloaded, installed, and activated on your new computer.

    The migrator tool will be deleted from the USB drive once the QuickBooks is moved and installed. The files will also remain on the old computer; make sure to change the file name on the old computer so that you do not use the wrong file.

    Manual Installation of QuickBooks

    For manual installation, you need to install the QuickBooks desktop as a normal process on your new computer and enter your product and license info. Your company files would not be copied to the new location automatically, it will have to be done separately.

    If you have any further questions, you just can dial a toll-free QuickBooks technical support number and the QuickBooks technical support team will help you.