How to Open .QBM Files in QuickBooks

How to Open .QBM Files in QuickBooks?

Learn the procedure to open .QBM Files in QuickBooks

In terms of accounting software, QuickBooks has proven its place among entrepreneurs and businesses, where managing data and keeping transactional records are an important aspect. Due to QuickBooks business operations can be implemented in ease with maintenance of company’s database includes sales order, purchases, client’s information, payment details, bills etc. Sometimes the information is stored in QuickBooks .QBM files. It does not open in one click.


QBM file refers to file which contain all data stored on the QuickBooks. The data is stored in compressed form as backup (.QBB-QuickBooks Backup files). It is very useful in terms of data loss, where due to its compressed form you can share the .QBM file across the network via Emails. The blog is about the ways to open .QBM file in QuickBooks by the user. It gives detailed steps to follow to open. QBM.

Ways to Open .QBM Files on different Operating Systems

Let us look at some procedure or approaches for opening .QBM files on different type of desktops such as QuickBooks, Windows and Mac:

Approach for QuickBooks Desktop

  • Open QuickBooks desktop.
  • At the top left side, click File option and then select Open or Restore Company.
  • Click on ‘Restore a portable file’, hit Next.
  • Select ‘Open Portable Company File’ option> choose location where .QBM file is stored.
  • Click on specific .QBM file, then open.

Approach for Windows

Follow the below instructions to open .QBM file for windows.

  • Download and install QuickBooks Pro on your windows desktop.
  • From download folder, find the .QBM file you want to open.
  • Right click on the file, select open with, then click on ‘Intuit QuickBooks Pro’.
  • Click on OK, file gets open.

Approach for Mac

  • Download and install QuickBooks Pro on your MacBook.
  • From download folder, find the .QBM file you want to open.
  • Right click on the file, select open with, then click on ‘Intuit QuickBooks Pro for Mac’.
  • Click on the OK button when the task is completed.

Procedure for Importing .QBM File

Here are some procedures to import QuickBooks .QBM file:

  • Click on Company menu > select ‘Export Company File to QuickBooks Online’.
  • With your username and password, login as QuickBooks user or signup.
  • Select a file to import.
  • Click on Continue option > hit on OK button > then click on ‘Got it’.
  • After completion of the task, a confirmation mail is sent to your registered email.


.QBM file being a crucial part of QuickBooks as it stores the all data, is an essential in the times of data loss. In order to retrieve data, it is important to know how you can open these files in different versions of Operating system like Mac, Windows and QuickBooks Desktop. Also, the blog tells us about importing the .QBM file. For further information visit our website or call us at +1-844-926-4607.

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