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Backup made in Quickbooks for Windows, for QuickBooks for Mac, won't restore; looks like a UNIX file

You may be unable to restore a backup from QuickBooks for Windows in QuickBooks for Mac. You may see that the file looks like a UNIX file.

How to fix it

Copy the file to the Desktop and rename the file to include .mac:

  1. Copy the file to the Desktop.
  2. Change the name of the file to include .mac.
    Example: QBfilename.qbb would become QBfilename.mac.qbb.
  3. From the File menu in QuickBooks, choose Restore and restore the file from the Desktop.


KB ID# SLN41299
3/28/2017 4:54:23 AM
QYPPRDQBKSWS07 9138 Pro 2017 f39f94