I bought a newer version of qb. How do I merge the older with the new so that my files from the older go into the newer version
From your older version QuickBooks:
GO to File > Back Up Company > Create Local Backup > Select Local backup > Select Options > Locate to save the backup file > Click > Click Finish.
Note: Copy the file to your USB flash drive, or other removable storage device if possible.
To restore backup files to newer QuickBooks:
In newer QuickBooks, GO to the File menu >click “Open or Restore Company” > select “Open a company file” > click next >
Click the Look in drop-down arrow and navigate to the location where you saved the backup file, which has a .qbb file extension (for example, mycompanyname.qbb).
· Select the backup file and click Open.
· Click Next.
· If needed, click the Save in drop-down arrow and navigate to the location where you want to restore the backup file.
· Select the backup file, click Save, and respond to any messages QuickBooks may display.