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Export lists from QuickBooks for Windows and import to QuickBooks for Mac

Export your lists from your QuickBooks for Windows data file and import them into your QuickBooks for MAC data file.

Detailed instructions

On your Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP Computer:

  1. Export your lists to your desktop.
  2. We suggest that you save each list in a separate file to minimize import issues.
  3. Open the saved IIF File with Microsoft Excel.
  4. Delete the first two rows of the Excel document.
  5. Click File, Save the file.
  6. When saving the file make sure to click Yes to all the saving questions to retain the IIF formatting.
  7. Save the IIF file to a USB drive or other media to copy it to the MAC computer.

On your Mac computer:

  1. Copy the IIF file from the USB drive or other media to the desktop.
  2. Import the IIF into your data file.


If these steps do not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free or you can contact a technical support agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

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