File created by QuickBooks, a software that helps companies keep track of their finances, only contains a compressed version of company financial data and sends company financial data via email or to a small external storage unit.

If you want to restore a QBM portable company file, go to the application menu and pick File Open or Restore Company, then “Restore a portable file” from the dialogue.

To complete the restoration process, you will be guided through many more screens.

Please note that since QBM files only backup company financial data, they should not be used as complete backups. Build a qbb file in QuickBooks to create a full backup.

How to open a qbm file in QuickBooks

There may be many explanations why you can’t access the QBM file on your computer. The first and most significant explanation (and the most common) is that there is no suitable QBM-supporting software installed on your computer. Finding and installing the required application is an effortless way to solve this problem. The first part of the task has already been completed – the table contains the software required to open the qbm file. Now all you have to do is download and update the software needed.

How to solve problems with qbm files?

The inability to open and operate the QBM file does not always imply that you lack the correct software on your computer. There may be other issues that prevent us from using the QuickBooks Portable Company Format file. A list of future concerns follows.

  • The corruption of a qbm file that is currently being opened
  • Links to the qbm file in registry entries are wrong.
  • The definition of the qbm was accidentally deleted from the Windows registry.
  • An application that supports the qbm format was not built fully.
  • The malware that is infecting the qbm file that is being opened is unwanted.
  • The computer’s hardware resources are insufficient to handle the opening of the QBM file.
  • The computer’s drivers for the equipment used to open a QBM file are out of date.

If you’re confident none of these variables relates to your situation (or have already been eliminated), the QBM file should work with your programmes without issue. If the QBM file problem has not been resolved, there may be another, more unusual problem with the QBM file in this case. In this situation, the only option is to seek professional assistance. 

How to import a qbm file to QuickBooks Online

Only by opening the QuickBooks Portable (.QBM) file in QuickBooks Desktop and exporting your entire QBDT file to QuickBooks Online would this be possible. If you’re not sure how to do this, start by reading the article on creating and opening QuickBooks portable files. 

This article will guide you through everything you need to know about bringing data into QuickBooks Desktop. After that, you’ll need to export the details to QuickBooks Online. To do so, go to QuickBooks Desktop and follow these basic steps:

  • Select Export Company File to QuickBooks Online from the Company menu in QuickBooks Desktop.
  • On the QuickBooks Login Page, enter your QuickBooks Online login credentials.
  • Pick whether or not you want to import your inventory details.
  • Choose the company to which you want to import the data from the drop-down list, or create a new one using the Create New Online Company option.
  • Continue by pressing the Enter key.
  • Select OK, Got It from the drop-down menu.
  • When the import is over, you’ll get a text.

It’s best not to open the QuickBooks Online file while the export is in progress because it might corrupt the data. If you have any more questions, please leave a comment below, and I will be happy to answer them. Have a wonderful day.


To conclude, QuickBooks Desktop software helps you manage the accounting and finances of a particular organisation. This blog’s whole idea is to help you know more about the qbm files and their importance in the software. I hope that reading this blog was worth your time. 

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