Warning - The data file *****.QBW is not a QuickBooks file or it is damage and / or This data is from an older version of QuickBooks
Legacy KB ID: 350
QuestionWhy do I receive the warning message - .QBW is not a QuickBooks file or it is damage and / or This data is from an older version of QuickBooks. Please update your company file using QuickBooks 2007/08 then try again?
This warning message will appear if:
- You are attempting to upgrade a data file from version 8 or earlier to QuickBooks 2007/08
- You are attempting to upgrade a data file from QuickBooks 2006/07 or earlier to QuickBooks 2008/09
Current Version Upgrade Path
v7.3 or earlier 1. Install QuickBooks V7.4 Trial
2. Install QuickBooks 2002 Trial (version 9)
3. Install QuickBooks 2007/08
4. Install QuickBooks 2008/09
V7.4 to V8 1. Install QuickBooks 2002 Trial (version 9)
2. Install QuickBooks 2007/08
3. Install QuickBooks 2008/09
Note: These trial versions are all available on the QuickBooks 2008/09 Upgrade Resources CD.
For more information, refer to the Upgrade Notes - Important Information for Installers.
The upgrade notes can also be obtained via the website: https://www.quicken.com.au/Support/UpgradeNotes/default.aspx