What is a .QBA File And How To Open It – Intuit (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .qba extension, but you are not sure what it is? 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 .qba file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .QBA file?

The .QBA file extension comes from QuickBooks Accountant’s Copy Work File. 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 .qba file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .QBA file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .QBA file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .qba 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 .QBA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .QBA file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Intuit QuickBooks for Mac software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .QBA file

2. The second step is locating 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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .QBA file?

If you are still unable to open the .QBA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .QBA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .qba.tlg – Intuit, .qbb – Intuit, .qbj – Intuit, .qbk – Intuit Canada, .qbl – Intuit. 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 .QBA file with the Intuit QuickBooks Pro program on Windows and Intuit QuickBooks for Mac program on Mac.