Move or reinstall QuickBooks Desktop to another computerby James Ryter QuickBooks Error 6130
The steps to move QuickBooks Desktop to another computer are
quite easy if users know the right set of steps required. While there are
uncountable third-party tools that can facilitate the process, it is strongly
recommended to make use of QuickBooks Migration Tool to
Points to Note
Verify that you have the QuickBooks setup files
on an external storage device or the installation DVD.
You'll need your license key and registration
ready if you want to install QuickBooks on a separate computer.
Make sure your internet connection is strong.
For storing QuickBooks backup data, you have to
always have a USB flash drive on available.
Process to transfer QuickBooks Desktop to another computer
Use QuickBooks Migration Tool
Step 1: Transferring the company data from previous system
Open QuickBooks Desktop on the old computer.
Click on the File menu.
Check that the USB flash drive is inserted into
the old computer.
Click the Move QuickBooks to another Computer
link under the Utilities section of the File menu.
· Choose "I'm Ready" to create a password to protect the files on the USB Flash drive that belong to your firm.
After choosing your USB Flash drive from the
instructions page that displays on the screen, click on proceed.
The time taken for the copying process will
depend on the size of the files.
Once the backup process is complete, be careful
to remove QuickBooks Desktop from the previous computer by doing the following
From the start menu, access the Control Panel.
Navigate to Programs and Features section.
From the list, pick QuickBooks program, then hit
Step 2: Switch to New Computer
Access the USB flash drive from My Computer.
Search for the Move_ QuickBooks file.
Double-click the file “migration.bat” on your USB flash drive to start the migration
The password you previously entered has to be
Select Let's go from the menu.
Keep an eye out for when the migration process
Manual way to move QuickBooks Desktop from Old Computer to a new Computer
Here are some steps you need to follow to transfer
QuickBooks Desktop from old Computer to a new Computer manually.
Step 1 Create backup of the company files and QuickBooks license
To create a backup of your company files and QuickBooks
license, you can follow these steps:
Open QuickBooks and log in to your company file
as the administrator.
Click on the "File" menu and select "Create Backup."
In the "Create
Backup" window, choose the location where you want to save the backup
file. It's recommended to save the backup file to an external hard drive or a
cloud storage service like Dropbox or Google Drive.
Select the "Local
Backup" option and click "Next."
Choose the "Save
Backup Copy Automatically" option and set a backup schedule that suits
Select the "Complete
Verification" option to ensure that your backup file is error-free.
and then click "Save Backup"
to start the backup process.
Once the backup is complete, you'll be prompted
to save the backup file to the location you specified earlier.
To backup your QuickBooks license, you'll need
to locate and copy the file that contains your license information. The file is
and it's usually located in the same folder as your QuickBooks program files.
Once you've located the file, make a copy of it
and save it to a safe location, such as an external hard drive or a cloud
Step 2 Restore the backup of the company files on the new system
To restore a backup of your company files on a new system,
you can follow these steps:
Install QuickBooks on your new system if you
haven't already done so.
Connect the external hard drive or other storage
device that contains your backup file to your new system.
Open QuickBooks and go to the "File" menu.
· Select "Open or Restore Company."
Choose the "Restore
a Backup Copy" option and click "Next."
Select the backup file you want to restore and
Choose the location where you want to restore
the backup file. You can restore it to the default location or choose a custom
to start the restore process.
QuickBooks will prompt you to choose a name for
the restored company file. You can choose to use the original name or a new
and then "Restore" to
complete the process.
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The process should have assisted you to move or reinstall
QuickBooks Desktop to another system. If you feel any issue during the process,
just get in contact with our team at the helpline 1 800 761 1787.
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