How seamless is it to convert data to QB for Mac 2019 from QB for Mac 2016.


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Thanks for taking the time to reach out to us, martyge1.

Let me guide you on how to convert data from QuickBooks Mac 2016 to 2019.

You can follow the steps below to upgrade your QuickBooks for Mac company file to a newer version:

  1. Launch your new version of QuickBooks Mac Desktop.
  2. Select File and choose Open Company.
  3. Browse to your data file, select your company file and click Open.
  4. Read the info on the upgrade dialog. Choose Upgrade to open.
  5. Log into the company file as the Admin user.
  6. Select OK on the following dialog stating the file has been upgraded.
  7. Once the file is upgraded, you'll need to:
    Store the backup you created in a safe location until you are certain you won't need it again.
    If you copied the data file from another computer to upgrade it, copy it back again.
    If you cannot find your data file in its original location and if it is not in the specified folder, search your hard drive for *.qb*, which will find all QuickBooks Company files.

For your reference, you can check this article: Upgrade or Convert your QuickBooks for Mac company file to a newer version.

You may also contact our QuickBooks Desktop Mac Support to further assist you with the steps.

Here's how you can contact them:

  1. Click this link:
  2. Select QuickBooks Mac Desktop.
  3. Type-in Customer Care on the search bar.
  4. And click Get the Phone number below.

Don't hesitate to leave a comment below if you have other questions in upgrading QB for Mac company file. Have a good day ahead.

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