What are quickbooks file extensions

What are quickbooks file extensions

Has anyone asked you about the type of quickbooks file extention? Most likely this questions must have come from your accountant for a tech support representative. Well a extension is a three- or four-letter abbreviation that signifies the file type. For example, in letter.docx the filename is letter and the extension is docx. or .CSV for Comma separated, variable length file (Open in Excel), .exe for PC Application etc etc In the very same way Quickbooks can open the following file extensions mentioned below.

Quickbooks working file extension for Windows

File extension File type Description
*.QBW QuickBooks Company file The QBW format is associated with Intuit QuickBooks software. It uses QBW files to store financial data, templates, letters, logos, and images for a company.
*.QBB QuickBooks Backup file format QBB files are backups of QBW files which store a companies financial records, templates, logos, letters and images.
*.QBM QuickBooks Portable file Compressed version of the QuickBooks company file. *.QBM files are ideal for sharing because of the smaller file size.
*.QBI QuickBooks Image file The *.QBI file “holds” transactions that have been written until they are posted to the hard drive
*.QBR QuickBooks Report template When you export the template for a memorized report, QuickBooks saves the file with a .QBR extension.
*.DES Layout designer template export file QuickBooks provides a variety of templates that you can use for your forms
*.QBO QuickBooks Online Bank Statement File This type of file contains an electronic bank statement downloaded from a financial institution’s website.
*.INI Initialization File A config log file for QuickBooks.
*.LGB Little Green Box Related to SDK log files for QuickBooks  that contains encrypted information about user names and passwords. It is utilized when an application needs to communicate and connect with QuickBooks (like QuickBooks Point of Sale) while it is unattended or closed. The user name and password stored in this file is utilized to connect with the Sybase server.
*.QWC QuickBooks Web Connector This file contains encrypted information about 3rd party applications integrated with QuickBooks
*.QBP QuickBooks Print file This file stores form settings used by QuickBooks to print the form.
*.WPR.INI Windows Print file This file stores QuickBooks printer settings

Accountants File Extension

File extension File type Description
*.AIF Accountant’s copy Import File Created when Accountant’s copy is exported; to be used for importing into user’s company file
*.QBA QuickBooks Accountant copy working file File used for accountant’s review
*.QBA.TLG Transaction log file for the Accountant’s copy When you back up an accountant’s review copy, QuickBooks starts a log of transactions that you’ve entered since the last time you backed up. In case of accidental loss of data, Intuit Technical Support can use your most recent backup in conjunction with the transaction log file to recover your data
*.QBJ General Journal Entries The .QBJ file can be used to easily incorporate general journal entries creaetd by your accountant into your company file.
*.QBX Accountant’s review copy (export file) Backup made for Accountant’s copy of user’s company file. When Accountant restores this, it is an Accountant’s Copy of the file.
*.QBY Accountant’s copy import file. When your accountant is finished making changes in an Accountant’s Copy, he or she provides you with a .QBY file to be imported into your company file.

Utilities and Log file extension

File extension File type Description
*.AVI Audio Video Interleave A multimedia format that contains both audio and video data in a file. This is used in QuickBooks for “Show Me” files
*.IIF Intuit Interchange Format May be created for importing lists and/or transactions.
*.ND Network Data File A configuration file that allows access to the QuickBooks company file.
*.RTP Used for auto-patch
*.TLG Transaction log file Keeps track of changes to the file since the last backup.
*.WAV Windows sound format Sound Advice files (used in CD versions of QuickBooks)
*.Qbwin.log QB Windows log File is created/updated when a user runs verify and/or rebuild. Logs problems found/situations corrected
*.QBBackup.tmp QB Back temp folders File created during failed online or scheduled backup with date and time stamp. Cannot be used to restore data.
*.Temp1234.qbt File created during pass 1 of rebuild, and deleted automatically when rebuild is completed.
*.QBSDK.log Logs for errors in QuickBooks and other services such as web connectors.
*.QWC.log QB Web Connector log Logs for Web Connector errors and process.
*.SyncManagerLogger.log  Sync Manager log Logs for Sync errors and activities.
*.ECML  Entitlement file Stores installation license, and registration data

Payroll Files Extension (US Only)

 

File extension Description
*.1PA Files used to create forms 940 and 941 (Quickbooks for Windows 4.0 through QuickBooks 2004)
*.TXT & *.SET Used in QuickPay version 2.0/2.1
Prddesvr.exe, Product.fam, Perwin95.ini, Perrval.dll These files are used for printing 940/941 forms.
Taxtbl.usa Integrated Payroll tax table file

Quickbooks Statement Writer file extension

File extension File type
*.QSM QSW Statement file
*.QSS QSW Appearance file
*.QST QSW Template file

QuickBooks Fixed Asset Manager (US Only)

File extension Description
*.Fx0 Compressed FAM data file. Stores asset data
*.Fx1 Stores system data
*.Mx0 Header file
*.FPx Stores report data
*.FXR FAM backup sync log file
*.FIM Stores CSV import data headers

Quickbooks for Mac file extension (US only)

File extension File type/ Description
*.QB2016 QuickBooks 2016 for Mac company data file
*.QB2015 QuickBooks 2015 for Mac company data file
*.QB2014 QuickBooks 2014 for Mac company data file
*.QBB Windows compatible QuickBooks for Mac backup file
*.QBMB QuickBooks for Mac disk backup file (QuickBooks for Mac 2012 and earlier)
*.DMG QuickBooks for Mac 2013 and later use the Apple disk image to create backups
*.plist Preference files that store registration and any preferences set within QuickBooks

Hope this was helpful.

Ronald

dreamer, travel freak & Quickbooks Guru.