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How to import a QuickBooks desktop backup company file to QuickBooks Online?

It’s not possible to import a QuickBooks desktop backup file directly into QuickBooks Online.

If you only have a backup and don’t have QuickBooks desktop installed on your computer, you will first need to install a trial version of QuickBooks on your computer.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install a QuickBooks Trial:

Windows Desktop Trial Link: http://http-download.intuit.com/http.intuit/Downloads/2012/Latest/Setup_QuickBooksPro2012.exe (License # 7482-8847-2621-492 / Product # 204-992)

Mac Desktop Trial Link: http://http-download.intuit.com/http.intuit/Downloads/2014/Latest/QuickBooksProMac2014Trial.dmg

  1. Skip (or exit) the “getting started” interview.

  2. In the QuickBooks trial, choose File > Open or Restore Company to open the backup file. (File > Open Company in Mac)

  3. After it’s restored, take these two steps (also read related articles below)

  • STEP 1 > In QuickBooks for Windows, choose Help > Update QuickBooks.
  • STEP 2 > After the update is complete, restart QuickBooks, choose Company > Export Company File to QuickBooks Online.

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Then, follow the rest of import instructions:

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Related articles:
Import into QuickBooks Online from QuickBooks Desktop for Windows

Survival Guide – Import to QuickBooks Online from QuickBooks Desktop

Import into QuickBooks Online from QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

 

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How long does it take to show up after I have imported my company file from QuickBooks desktop (QBDT) into new Quickbooks Online (QBO)?

There are two ways to import QuickBooks company file from desktop to QuickBooks Online.

Of course, if your company file is very large, it will take longer than a very small company file, so keep that in mind.

If you chose the option in your QuickBooks desktop under the Company menu for Export Company File to QuickBooks Online, great! This is the fastest way to bring your data in to QuickBooks Online. This process generally takes about an hour, though it could be more for larger companies. They will email you once the import is done, but you can start trying to log in after about an hour or so. If they’re not ready, they won’t let you in!

If you downloaded your file to your hard drive and manually imported it to QuickBooks Online, that’s a great solution to bring in your data too. This is a longer process, and can take up to 24 hours. Again, they should email you once the import has been completed, but if it’s been more than 24 hours, try signing in again. They should have the information all ready for you!




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