I am converting from Quicken to QuickBooks – where is my new file?


Depending on your accounting needs, you might want to make the switch to QuickBooks from Quicken. QuickBooks provides more options and greater flexibility than Quicken. QuickBooks also has many features that facilitate the running of a bigger business. For example, if you have employees, it would likely make sense for you to convert.

If you need to issue forms, like Purchase Orders or Customer Statements, it is time to move to QuickBooks. QuickBooks has a built-in payroll system and multi-user capabilities which can facilitate order in your books. There are many other circumstances that would make this change advisable.

If you do make the switch, you might discover how easy it is to lose track of your QuickBooks files in the conversion. Luckily, it’s also easy to find these missing files. Just go to your start menu and do a file search on your computer for “*.qbw” files. This search should show you exactly where the QuickBooks file is located on your computer.


About Marjorie Adams

Our head QuickBooks trainer and guru, Marjorie Adams, is Founder and CEO of Fourlane, Inc., an award-winning consulting firm and Intuit’s #1 QuickBooks Reseller Partner. Fourlane’s team of experts offers several QuickBooks oriented services including consulting, training, programming, integration, and more. Over the years, Fourlane has helped over 10,000 customers across many different industries with their QuickBooks accounting software. Marjorie Adams is considered one of the top QuickBooks trainers in the country. She was listed on CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40 in 2014 & 2015, and has been recognized as Intuitive Accountant’s 2015 QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor of the Year. Marjorie sits on Intuit’s VIP Program, is a frequent contributor to Inuit Accountants News Central, and has developed Intuit’s QuickBooks Enterprise Certification training. She has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, American Express Open, the Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

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