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how do i convert quickbooks 2004 file to work with QB 2003

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how do i convert quickbooks 2004 file to work with QB 2003
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Question by:jonnydollar
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    I am 99% certain you cannot go backwards in QB...

    Pretty much each time you upgrade to a newer version of QB, you go thru a file conversion...I guess this is an Intuit "requirement"...:)

    If it is absoutly necessary, eg: you don't like the version of QB you upgraded to and you decide you want to go back to the older version...I don't think it's possible...you might spend the $$$ and call Intuit and see if they can talk you thru a method...

    Whenever I upgrade a clients QB, I always make a backup of the old file...that keeps it on the older format in case I have to go back to it for some reason...

    Hope this helps

    Steve
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    by:straight-to-the-point
    There is no way to convert files back... We had the same problem once and had to re-enter data :-(

    From quickbooks.com:
    >Once a company data file has been converted to a newer version of QuickBooks, it cannot be opened in a previous version of QuickBooks.
    >If you want to view data from a previous version of QuickBooks, you will need to restore a backup made in that previous version of QuickBooks. If you do not already >have the previous version installed on your computer, you will need to install it prior to attempting these steps.
    >If you do restore a backup in a previous version of QuickBooks, any information you have entered in QuickBooks since the conversion will need to be reentered to >bring your accounts up-to-date.

    Check out the quickbooks website on this issue:
    http://search.intuit.com/KCS/viewdocument.do?searchMode=GuidedSearch&docID=KC.faqs-qb2004-130052html&dialogID=10047963&iterationID=1&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.quickbooks.com%2fsupport%2ffaqs%2fqb2004%2f130052.html%3Fsource=1&docName=Using+a+data+file+from+a+previous+version+of+QuickBooks+after+converting+to+a+newer+version&sourceKmap=&viewFrom=Main&docDate=<DocDate><Y>2003</Y><M>04</M><D>29</D></DocDate>&locale=

    Regards,

    Oliver.
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    by:stevem5000
    Poster offered 500 points...Straight to point and myself were only responders, and both correct...his response better than mine...

    Say a 3/2 split???

    STeve
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    by:straight-to-the-point
    Hi -

    to split the points is OK for me, even 50/50 :-)

    Oliver.
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