How do I copy company files from my desktop to my laptop so I can use Quickbooks Pro on both computers?

I'm using Quickbooks Pro 2018 on my desktop. I installed Quickbooks Pro 2018 (same license) on my laptop, but I don't know how to copy and transfer the files to my laptop. I've created multi-users on my desktop. 

Do I simply use a backup on a thumbdrive and pull up the files on my laptop? 

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"Do I simply use a backup on a thumbdrive and pull up the files on my laptop? "

Close but not exactly. 

  • Do save a backup to the thumb drive
  • Do drag the backup onto your C drive
  • Do restore the backup into QUickBoooks
  • Do the reverse

Restoring directly from a thumb drive can sometimes be problematic is the reason that as a standard practice open file explorer to find the backup on the thumb drive and drag it or copy to your desktop on the destination computer. That way you know exactly where it is. Open QB with no company open or with company open and then File>Open or Restore Company and browse to your desktop.

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