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QuickBooks Migration Failed Unexpectedly; What to Do?

QuickBooks Migration Failed Unexpectedly; What to Do?

QuickBooks migration process is performed when users want to transfer their data from one version to another. The process is fairly simple to perform and you can easily transfer your data in a quick turnaround time. But sometimes, issues occur while performing the Desktop migration services which prevents users from transferring their data. If your QuickBooks migration failed unexpectedly, there can be many possible reasons for that. In this article, we will help you resolve the migration issues by performing effective steps.

If you are having difficulty performing the given steps or resolving the migration issues, you can reach out to us at 1.855.738.2784 and get immediate assistance from our support team.

QuickBooks Data Migration Error: Common Causes & Reasons

If you are getting the QuickBooks migration failed error, the following issues might be responsible –

  • Your Windows OS has become outdated, and you need to upgrade it to the latest version.
  • There are issues with the QuickBooks migrator tool while performing the migration process.
  • Your QuickBooks Desktop is not compatible with the existing files, and you are unable to perform the migration process.
  • Windows OS files are having some issues, and they might be damaged or corrupted.
  • Virus or malware infection has infected your system, and is also affecting the QuickBooks migration process.

Steps to Address QuickBooks Migration Failure Effectively

You can effectively eliminate the QuickBooks migration tool not working issue by following the steps given in this article –

Step 1 – Repair the QB Program Files from the Control Panel

If there are issues with your program files, you need to run a repair from the control panel to address the migration issue.

  • Use your Windows Admin account to sign into Windows, and go to the Windows Start menu to launch the Control Panel.
  • Hit the Programs or Features option and locate the QuickBooks Migrator Tool from the list of programs.
  • Select Uninstall/Change and hit the Repair option, followed by going through the on-screen prompts to finish the repair process.
  • Once the process ends, rerun QuickBooks and perform the QB data migration to see if the issue is eliminated.

Step 2 – Update Your QuickBooks Desktop Program to the Latest Release

You need to ensure that your QuickBooks is upgraded to the latest release to perform QuickBooks migration successfully.

  • Open QuickBooks and go to the Help menu to select the Update QuickBooks Desktop option.
  • From the Update Now tab, select the Get Updates option and download the recent available updates.
  • Select the Install Now option to install the updates, and once done, run the QB migration process again.
  • If the issue remains unresolved, go to the Task Manager to end the following processes by pressing the End Process option.
  • QBW32.exe
  • QBCFMonitorService.exe
  • QBUpdate.exe
  • QBDBMgrN.exe
  • QBMapi32.exe


If your QuickBooks migration failed unexpectedly, you can follow the steps given above to fix the issue. If the issue persists, you can call us at 1.855.738.2784 to get assistance from our QuickBooks professionals in resolving the problem.

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