The import instructions (below) include a link to the current QBDT. You can install it (don’t try to register it) and try to restore your backup file. If the 2 versions are not too different in age it should work. You can then import into QBO.
Resolution for '2 versions issue: 'import data to online QB from old desk top version with back up from a thumb drive only' available: Yes.
The 2 versions issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the 2 versions issue yourself by looking for a resolution described in the article. If it is a complex 2 versions issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other 2 versions support options.
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