issue with moving quickbooks point of sale from old computer to new computer

My son works for this company where the old computer has died, so they purchased a new computer and are attempting to install and transfer the data from the old machine to the new one.  They have successfully installed quickbooks onto the new computer and since they do not have a current backup of the quickbooks data from the old computer and are not able to eccess quickbooks POS  on old computer we copied the data from the intuit folder of the old to the intuit folder to the new.  
Now, when they attempt to open qb pos on new computer it says that it cannot open because the company file is already open on another workstation.  
How do we resolve this issue?
Will Schmidtowner Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Open the folder containing the QB data file and copy (not move) the QBW file (that is the data file) to a completely different data folder.  Only copy the QBW file to start.

Now open QuickBooks and see the big center menu. Use Open a Company and navigate to the new folder. Try to open it. Does it open?  

Please let us know.

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Will Schmidtowner Author Commented:
We got it going!  We did as you said and we also actually managed to get the old computer to work long enough to uninstall QB.  Now everything seems to be working fine.
Thanks so much for your help
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you for the update and I was happy to help you with this.
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