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I'm hesitant about creating a new company. I think I have to go through an interview process and I may answer questions differently from those I gave years ago. This (I think) may well not be a good thing ?. I thought the backup file had all the information required to set up the company from scratch?
Okay that's new... I'll give it a try... I was about to send this below...
I don't mean to pit you against another expert but I first tried this three weeks ago. I couldn't finish it as I had to go to the UK for two weeks. Before I went I did ask this same question of another expert. She describes herself as a “QuickBooks ProAdvisor MBA PHR, Management Consultant, QuickBooks ProAdvisor, MBA, PHR. I thought exactly the same as you in that theres no company to restore, I expressed my concerns about going through the interview again and here's her answer:
If you have installed QuickBooks on your new pc and moved the Company Backup files over, all of your company data should be in the backup. Save the file onto your desktop. Open QuickBooks, under File, select open/restore and point QuickBooks to the new backup located on your Desktop. QuickBooks will restore the backup to a full company file. Once restored, your Company information and setup will be within. You will not need to go through the setup or interview. Your Chart of Accounts, Items, Sales, etc should have all been saved within the backup you created”.
I agree with you...