What is a .DES File And How To Open It – Intuit (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .des extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .des file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DES file?

The .DES file extension is QuickBooks Forms Template. The developer of this file extension is Intuit. The file is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .des file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .DES file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .DES file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .DES file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .des file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Intuit QuickBooks Pro software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DES file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Intuit QuickBooks Pro software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DES file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .des file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Intuit QuickBooks for Mac software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DES file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Intuit QuickBooks for Mac software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .DES file?

If you are still unable to open the .DES file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .DES file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .des – PTC, .des – Corel. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DES file with the Intuit QuickBooks Pro program on Windows and Intuit QuickBooks for Mac program on Mac.