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In our previous post, we converted a Mac company file to Windows and received a .qbb file.
If you haven’t already, transfer the converted file to a usb drive and drag the file to your desktop for easy access.
Launch Quickbooks Pro (Windows) and exit out of the ‘Let’s Set up your business!‘ screen since we’ll be restoring our company file!
Step 1- You’ll be presented with a ‘No Company Open‘ screen. Select Open or restore an existing company
Alternatively, you can head into the File menu > Open or Restore Company
You’ll be presented with a ‘Open or Restore Company’ screen and several choices are made available to the user.
Step 2- For our specific scenario, choose Restore a backup copy > Next > Local backup > Next
You’ll be presented with an ‘Open Backup Copy‘ screen
Navigate to the Desktop or the location where you stored your backup file (.qbb) and choose Open
Step 3- Where do you want to restore the file?
Choose a location (where backups will be kept) and a new name (to avoid overwriting the original file) for the restored file.
Note: Your new company file will be converted to .qbw
Step 4- You’ll be presented with the Quickbooks Desktop Login screen where you’ll be asked to input the password you created on our last guide.
Click Ok to finish and wait for a few minutes. The amount of wait time depends on the size of your data!
Step 5- You’ll be presented with a Update Your Quickbooks Desktop Company File screen. Your company file will be updated to the newest version and won’t be backwards-compatible (meaning it won’t open on an older version of the program). Select Update Now and the progress bar will be shown on the screen.
If you are met with the error Quickbooks – Unrecoverable Error Code: 3119700540 read on…
Quickbooks Desktop Pro will terminate. Relaunch the application and select Open Sample Company File and confirm updating the file. Once the company file is updated, repeat steps 1-5 and this time the update should complete without any errors.
Note: This is what worked for me.
Once the company file is successfully updated, you’ll be greeted with a Sign into your Intuit account screen. Input your credentials, verify (if you have that set up) and you are ready to go!
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Send to Kindle Not Working/Stopped Working Fix
Although you may be greeted by the ‘ Content will be uploaded to your kindle soon’, it may never arrive. If that’s the case, I suggest using Calibre (Free) to send out your kindle documents.
Will I still be able to Sync Progress, Highlights etc?
The short answer is yes. Calibre maintains the book format (.mobi, .azw., .prc) as well as keeping your embedded fonts and text align, etc. Note: The format must be .mobi or KF8, also known as hybrid files. AZW files are not supported to send via email but there’s a workaround. Convert your book to the .mobi format using Calibre and choose ‘both’ instead of old or new. This will output a .mobi file that acts as .azw, retaining format and publisher fonts, etc. when shared via email.
Your Kindle Account
First thing’s first. Let’s set up device synchronization as well as other settings to ensure smooth sailing. Login to your Amazon account and head to:
Account > Manage Your Content and Devices > Settings
Device Synchronization (Whispersync Settings)
Make sure this is enabled.
Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings
Here is a list of your personal kindle email addresses. You can use any of the ones listed there. I personally use the same one: firstname.lastname@example.org
Approved Personal Document E-mail List
Here is where you can whitelist a particular email you own and plan to send from so it won’t be marked as spam. Personally, I use something along the lines of email@example.com.
It is important to have this settings defined because we will be making use of them in Calibre later on.
Send to Kindle Service + Calibre
Launch Calibre. If it’s your first time, you will be taken to the Welcome wizard (which can be launched at any given time). If not, head over to preferences > sharing books by email.
Add email: Define your send to kindle email. In my case, firstname.lastname@example.org and where it says: send email from: Type your personal whitelisted email address. In my case: email@example.com. Typically, it’s not necessary to fill out the mail server information. You can test the service by clicking on ‘ Test email’. The output will be something like: Email successfully sent. You will receive an error from Amazon since you didn’t actually sent anything!
So there you have it. If Amazon is no longer letting you send out .mobi, .azw, etc. Try Calibre! There really is no reason not to use it. This is a free and robust software and while it can be a learning curve, it makes the reading experience much better. Calibre has other functionality not detailed here, such as plugins for hyphenation, multiple book format conversions, being able to extract highlights, etc.
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