Moving files over from QuickBooks for Windows Pro/Premier? This step-by-step visual guide will help you do it.

If you only have an older version of QuickBooks installed or a backup file from 2015 or earlier, you can download an updated trial from: QuickBooks desktop trial links then follow the steps below to import.

Using QuickBooks for Mac? See Import into QuickBooks Online from QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.
Using QuickBooks Enterprise? See Import into QuickBooks Online from QuickBooks Enterprise.


Before you get started:

When you're ready:

Import from Quickbooks Pro/Premier files

1. Open QuickBooks Desktop.

2. Click Company > Export Company File to QuickBooks Online.

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If you do not see this option, please use the following steps to update QuickBooks Desktop:
Tip: Using QuickBooks Enterprise? See Import into QuickBooks Online from QuickBooks Enterprise.

 a. Click Help > Update QuickBooks.  
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 b. Select all updates in the Update Now window.
 c. Click Get Updates. (If all updates are not downloaded, the export company link may not appear.)
 d. Click Close.
 e. Click File > Exit.
 f. Start QuickBooks again and finish installing the updates when prompted. These updates may take 15+ minutes to install, depending on how long it's been since your last update.

For Enterprise files:

1. Open QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions so you see the screen listed below.

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2. Press Ctrl+1 to open the Product Information window

a. Once opened, press Ctrl+b+q.  

b. Click OK to close the Product information window.

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Connecting to QuickBooks Online
    1. Enter your QuickBooks Online login info, agree to the Terms of Service, and click Submit.


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2. If you have inventory in your file, and are importing from the latest version of QuickBooks 2015, you will see this screen, otherwise skip to step 3.

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3. Pick the online company you want to import your data into, or choose to create a new company.


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4. Click OK, Got it. We'll email you when we're done!


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After Import: