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Convert Peachtree files (overview)

The Peachtree-to-QuickBooks conversion tool lets you directly convert Peachtree data folders to QuickBooks company files. The conversion process copies your Peachtree data to a new QuickBooks company, leaving your original Peachtree data files unchanged.

To do this task

  1. Make sure that you meet the requirements for converting Peachtree files to QuickBooks.

    • A supported version of QuickBooks must be installed on your computer. (If you are using an earlier version of QuickBooks, you must first upgrade to QuickBooks 2006 or later.)

    • QuickBooks must be registered and licensed.

    • 512 MB RAM (recommended) of CPU memory.

    • A Peachtree program (any vertical except Quantum) must be installed locally on your computer.

    • The Peachtree files (not the Peachtree PTB backup) must be located on this same, local computer

    What if I have an older version of Peachtree (prior to 2001)?

    For older versions of Peachtree (prior to 2001), you must do a preliminary conversion into a compatible Peachtree version before you can convert the data to QuickBooks. If you need assistance, contact Go onlineQuickBooks Support.

  2. Prepare your Peachtree files for conversion.

  3. Open QuickBooks.

  4. If QuickBooks isn't already in single-user mode, switch to it.

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  5. Update QuickBooks to the latest release or set Automatic update to OFF.

    1. Go to the Help menu and click Update QuickBooks.

    2. Click the Options tab and make sure that Automatic Update is set to No.

  6. Convert your Peachtree data to QuickBooks.

    Save the newly created QuickBooks company file to a local drive (not across the network). You can move the file to a new location after the conversion finishes.

After converting your data, you will have two sets of data: your original, unchanged Peachtree data folder and your new QuickBooks company file.

See also

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