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Portable company files overview

A portable company file is a compact version of your company file containing only financial data, and is small enough to be sent by email or saved to portable media. You can use a portable company file whenever you need to move your company financial data to another location or send it to another person.

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Restore company files using Intuit Data Protect

Intuit Data Protect is a subscription service that automatically backs up your company file and other important data.

When you back up your QuickBooks company file with Intuit Data Protect everything you need to re-create your company file and QuickBooks environment is backed up as well.What gets backed up?
This includes all of the QuickBooks files (templates, […]


Updating (converting) company file to a newer version of QuickBooks

After installing a new version of QuickBooks, you update your company data file by opening it in the new version. This process updates company files from any older version of QuickBooks to the newer one.

About updating your data file
Important: Only the Admin user can update the file
If you never created other users and roles in […]


Back up company files overview

You can save backup copies of your QuickBooks company file to protect against accidental data loss. Backup copies are important insurance—if you lose data for any reason, you can restore your company file using your backup copy.

If your company file is synced with Intuit online services, follow these guidelines to determine your best backup option.

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Moving company data file from old computer to new computer

There will come a time when you need to move your company data file from your old computer to a new computer. You will need to take several steps:

Back up your data file on your old computer.
Copy the back up from your old computer to your new computer.
Install QuickBooks on the new computer.
Restore the back […]