Quickbooks error ~~ transfering files from 2003 to 2009
HELP We were currently running Quickbooks pro 2003 on XP. Went to upgrade to Quickbooks pro 2009 and we got it loaded. When we went to transfer old data got to 73% then gave us error 309. We did call tech support but said we had to buy more software and buy warranty help for them to fix problem. When we went to reload QB 2003 that will no longer work. Once you click on icon it just closes screen down. We are currently down and can not get either of our QB to load. Any help would be great. Thanks
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Re: Quickbooks error ~~ transfering files from 2003 to...
There may be more than one issue going on here. In some cases, going to a version that is several versions later requires a stepped upgrade. 2003 to 2004, 2004 to 2006, then to 2009. There may also be data damage existing in the 2003 file that will prevent an upgrade, until it is resolved in 2003.
Intuit used to have a policy that it would have you send in a copy of the data file and would convert it for free if you were going to the latest version.
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If you reinstall QuickBooks, you shouldn't lose any data that you've already converted, however, it would be a good idea to backup any company data you have transferred. If sounds like there was a corruption in the data transfer process though in which case you need to restore the original data and then try it again. You might want to reinstall the original software, open the company file(s) you are having troubles with and verify the integrity of those files before going through the upgrade process.
I got the message "Line 25: Library not registered" after uninstalling QuickBooks Pro 2009 and trying to run my old version of QB Pro 2006.
(I had installed 2009 version to upgrade my QB2006 Pro version but got into problems with multicurrency support not being supported in the Canadian QB Pro 2009.)
Fix is VERY easy and I think it applies to anyone trying to run an older version of QB Pro after uninstalling a newer version.
Fix is to find the file "reboot.bat" located in the program files associated with the older QB version.
In my case it was found in "C:/Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro" folder.
Just double click on the file to run it. This file tells the system where parts of the QB program are located including the DLL libraries it needs. After running this file you should be able to run your old QB version OK. No rebooting necessary.
You probably opened an old file. You will need to find the current file that you were using. Use the search and search for all files ending in .QBW
Check the dates they were last used (you don't want the one with the most current date since that was the old file that was opened.)
I had to reinstall Quickbooks 2008 on a Windows installation that never had it on there before (virtual machines are handy) and now it works again. I am staying far away from letting it upgrade to latest; that's how my troubles started. I also doubt I will ever shell out money for a more recent version; I upgraded from 2005 to 2008 and it took away the ability to do automatically do IRS 941 forms if you don't pay for monthly payroll services. There has to be better accounting software that doesn't leave users stranded at year-end.
QuickBooks Pro 2003 can run on Windows Vista. Right-click a shortcut to open Quickbooks (or qbw32.exe directly) and click on Properties. Select the Compatibility tab. Under Compatibility Mode, check the box and select Windows XP (Service Pack 2) from the list. Under privilege level, select "Run this program as an administrator." Select OK and everything will work.