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

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .qbw extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .qbw file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .QBW file?

The file extension .QBW is QuickBooks Data File. The creator of this file extension is Intuit. The format of this file is binary, and it is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .QBW file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .QBW file on various operating systems.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .qbw file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

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 .QBW 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .QBW file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Intuit QuickBooks for Mac software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .QBW file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 .QBW file?

If you are still unable to open the .QBW file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .QBW file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .qbx – Intuit, .qbx – Samuel Services, .qbxml – Intuit, .qby – Intuit, .qc – id Software. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

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