How to Upgrade or Convert the Company File to a New QuickBooks Desktop Version?

by Pro Accountant Advisor QuickBooks Pro Accountant Advisor

In this post, we are to discuss about the procedure to upgrade or convert the company file into the new QuickBooks version. It sometimes become a big and frustrating issue if you want to use previous QB version of company file in latest one. Performing QuickBooks company file is not suggested if you are not having a proper knowledge about it. However, if you want a professional guidance – you can get in touch with the QuickBooks Support team anytime.   


Important Points before proceed:

Before you upgrade the company file, look over these important reminders.

  •      The QuickBooks company file can just be updated by the admin user.
  •          It is not suggested to upgrade the company file over a network.
  •         Once a company file has been updated or converted into the new version, you will not be able to open it in previous one.
  •         QuickBooks Pro or premier company file upgraded or converted to Enterprise edition would no longer open in the previous version.
  •         Enterprise company files just function in QB desktop computer Enterprise edition.



Here are some of the steps to upgrade the previous version of QB company file to Newer version:-

  •          Open the latest QuickBooks Desktop updated version.
  •       Navigate to the “File” tab, & select the “Open or Restore Company” tab.
  •        Select the “Open a company file” option.
  •        Hit onto the “Next” tab.
  •        Choose the “data file” tab & click on the “Open” icon.

Note: If the Relocate Company File window shows up, comply with the directions shown.

  •         Check out the information in the Update Company File for New Variation pane.
  •        Tick the box to signify you comprehend, and then choose Update now.
  •         Follow the instructions on how to back up your file. Note where you save your file.
  •        When you are about to open up a company file using a more recent variation of QuickBooks ... Do you want to proceed? Shows up, just click on Yes.

Recommended Once the file is upgraded:-

·       Save the back-up you created in a safe location till you are specific you will not require it once more.

  •         Create a copy of the file in the computer it was originally copied from if the file was copied from a different computer.
  •         Browse your disk drive for *. QBW files. If you cannot discover your data file in its initial location or in the specified folder,
  •         If you have QuickBooks Desktop Payroll connected,

o   Verify your payroll service.

§  Go to the Employees menu > Select My Payroll Service> Account/Billing Info.


If still you are unable to upgrade or convert your company file to a new QuickBooks desktop version even after using the above steps then you can take assistance from out Intuit Certified ProAdvisors team which is a world’s leading QuickBooks support & services provider with the team of industries best experts. For a better solution, dial the toll-free helpline number .i.e. +1(800)880-6389. 

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