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Quickbooks transfer

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by scottt, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. scottt

    scottt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    I just got a new computer and need to transfer QB from old to new. Do I just use the install CD and make a copy of some sort from the old PC to transfer my info? As you can see from my question, I'm not that great with computers so the simpler the explanation the better. Thanks
  2. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    do a backup from your old computer on removable media (cd, floppy, zip disk) Then do a restore from your new computer with the new install. You can do the same thing when you upgrade. I make daily backups to a separate drive just in case.
  3. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    As grass-scapes said, just make a backup copy to a disk. After you install QB to the new computer, just tell it to use the info from the disk, a: drive or d: drive or whatever. I've done it a few times due to upgrades (grrrr), and it is very easy with QB.

    There are forums for QB, something like quickbooksusers.com or similar.
  4. scottt

    scottt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    Thanks for the help. I backup every day, but didn't realize it had all the info needed.

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