Import Quickbooks QBB file into Excel. I read that this can be done but I have not tried it. If you need to open Quickbooks in Excel, here is instructions (it may work . A QBB file is created by Intuit’s Quick Books software when the backup feature is utilized. These files are proprietary and cannot be read by any other software. Short instruction and hints on how to easily convert a QBB file .qbb) to a PDF file. Different possibilities are explained.

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How do I open a QBB file? You should have no NEED qgb than curiosity to open the file and doing that risks corruption and an unusable backup. EXE stands for FR ee H ex ED itor although if you tto to ask it is doubtful you will understand the output which will consist of many cknvert looking similar to: When I say “open the file” I mean: I don’t want to open the file because of curiosity, I want to be able to open the CD-R on another computer and read the backed up info.

Thanks for you help. Opening QBB saved file explanation. That is how back ups convfrt. This is not a real explanation, I’m afraid. What do you mean with ‘opening’ a CD? What do you mean with ‘read’?

I’d say the a hex editor, like mentioned by Edward, is a very good way to look into any file.

Does the “other computer” you say you want to “open” the CD on have the Quickbooks program installed? The others may not have understood what I think you are wanting to do. It appears that you want the data in the backup to appear as a normal readable file such as an account etc.

This may not be much help to you but the others may be misunderstanding what you are asking. This will automatically convert the received file extension into a usable form by the computer receiving the file. This might however, make using these coonvert on this receiving computer impossible.

It would become a receiving computer only, incapable of using these files itself because any it creates within its system will be converted to the new extension. I recently changed a file association and they would not “entirely” revert back. Some did, some didn’t, mostly folders where effected. Perhaps this can be done but it is not an easy fix. This could become a very tangled web. I have not forgotten that these are financial records and perhaps not worth the risk. I’d certainly check it out on useless data first before running any risks with the company books.


This tto be achieved.

Thanks for all your help and suggestions. I ended up copying the QuickBooks file I wanted to save on disc to my desktop, then burning the desktop file to a CD-R disc. That disc will now open the file on my computer. I have not tried the disc yet in a different computer to see if it will open The QBB cohvert update.

Changing the file extension It is not possible to change a. It is also possible to redirect a file extension to a new location.

See help and support. How can I control which programs are associated with a file name extension? Every program that’s installed on your computer is designed to open one or more particular file types, each of which is identified by a file name extension. If you have more than one program on your computer capable of opening a file type, then one program is set as the default.

To change the program that automatically opens a type of file, see Change the convrrt that opens a type of file.

How do I change a file name extension? Usually, file name extensions should not be changed because you might not be able sbb open or edit the file after doing so. Sometimes, however, changing the file name extension can be useful? To change a file name extension, first ensure that file name extensions are visible. Then, right-click the file you want to change and click Rename.

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Windows will warn you that qvb the file name extension might cause the file to stop working properly. If you are certain that the extension you typed is one that the program you are using will understand, click Yes to confirm the change. A qbb is a quickbooks archive file and no matter what other extension you conevrt it to or what other application you associate it with it remains a quickbooks archive file that is not readable in other applications.

Did you actually bother reading and understanding those links? Try making use of them to associate a ZIP file with Microsoft Word or Wordpad or Notepad or Windows Paint – yes, the new association will attempt to open the file but the file data will remain unreadable because the applications do not “understand” the file type and format. Just as you note about These do not have dissimilars functions they are the same. There are risks however, it can be done but it may screw things up.

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Sorry you can’t see it. Didn’t Edward ODaniel previously explain that he could open conveet file with a hex editor? Now he just got done saying: His first statement about using a hex editor was correct. I could think of several programs that are capable of reading a. And changing the file extension can make an big differance when opening files. Many people use SFX for the purpose of compressing there software for distribution with the added setup or installation commands all qb a single file.


The file is an executable type. But if you know what kind of compression was used like rar or zip, you can rename the file file. Can be useful for extracting a single file convdrt then running the install for many reasons. Thats just one cconvert of many examples to support what Dango was trying to say. Regarding “But qbh you know what kind of compression was used like rar or zip, you can rename the file file.

Experiment a while then remember that CROW tastes better with lots of salt and if someone else is having to eat it. I have tried to open a backed-up quickbook file on my desktop and also one burned from this backed up copy.

I get a messsage that my computer cannot open it because it doesn’t know what program created it. I have tried to search for a cure on the internet which recommended the ParetolLogic file cure program which cost I purchased it and I still couldn’t open bqb file. I wondered if anyone else has had a similiar proble and found a solution that actually works.

Thanks, frustrated in TX. What I belive you are asking is “how do I open my. How you do coonvert. In simple how can I migrate from quickbooks to other accounting software, if in case tomorrow i do not want t use quickbooks or convetr as of my business has extended so much that it is demanding features ro are not available in quickbooks. In this case I will surely require to read the. The rule of migration should be made a mandatory with out which the software should not fall under the category of standard business software.

The database must be a standard database, when i use any software for my business, then i should not be dependent on any vendor for my business. A quick look at Intuit finds https: Let’s see if this is supported. You would never use Quickbooks because it is not under some standard database. But then again I never found a standard database! Let’s just say that if any other accounting software wanted bqb import that information, it’s not as if it was not allowed.

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