A Quick Guide to QuickBooks Migration Failed Unexpectedly Error

QuickBooks Migration Failed Unexpectedly
QuickBooks Migration Failed Unexpectedly
QuickBooks Migration Failed Unexpectedly error appears when a user tries to transfer their files from one location to another location, and it can be one SSD to another, an old to a new computer, etc. QuickBooks migration process can be manually undertaken or through a QuickBooks Data Migration Tool. In any way, if a user experiences an error that states that the migration process has failed suddenly, it prevents the movement of the file and might cause panic among users because there might be a chance of losing their data or being unable to shift and access it on the new system. To learn about the effective solutions to resolve QuickBooks migration failed unexpectedly error, follow this article to the end.

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Solutions to Resolve QuickBooks Migration Tool Not Working Error Quickly

Solution 1: Use the App Compatibility Troubleshooter Utility

Run the compatibility troubleshooter in Windows by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. From the Start menu, access the Control Panel and select the Programs and Features section in the Control Panel window.
  2. You need to hit the “Run programs made for previous Windows versions” here and click the Windows Program Compatibility troubleshooter.
  3. Press the Next or advanced button and select QuickBooks from the list of available programs.
  4. The compatibility troubleshooter run and a list of the issues on the screen about the application will be displayed.
  5. After all the errors get diagnosed, tap on Next to let the repair process start.

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Solution 2: Move the QuickBooks Data Folder to Rectify the Error

If you can or don’t want to create a copy of the backup file, move the entire QB data folder. The steps required to perform this solution to resolve QuickBooks Migration Failed Unexpectedly error are as follows:
  1. Start by launching the QuickBooks application and browsing for the company file.
  2. Visit the Product Information screen by hitting the F2 key on the keyboard and moving to the File Information section.
  3. Look for the company file’s location; further, locate the Start icon and navigate to File Explorer.
  4. Once located, access the company file folder and, right-click the folder name, then choose to copy.
  5. Alternatively, press Ctrl + C, and now, paste the folder into the required location (Ctrl + V).

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Solution 3: Eliminate any Third-party Backup App to Resolve the Issue

If any unwanted third-party app is interfering with the QuickBooks Migration procedure, delete it from the computer to resume QBDT Migration.
  1. In the Edit menu, press the Preferences option so that a Preferences window can be launched before removing an integrated program in QuickBooks.
  2. Load your Company Preferences by selecting the Integrated Applications option from the list available on the left side of the Windows.
  3. Choose the Company preferences tab and delete the checkmark against the integrated program you want to uninstall.
  4. Once you uncheck an application, it won’t be able to open your QB information and company files or connect with the application.


QuickBooks Migration Failed Unexpectedly error can be quite frustrating to experience, but with the help of this article, you can quickly eliminate this error. If the error persists, you can call us at 1.855.738.2784 to get help from our technical team.

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