Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Retrieve a tax file from a portable device

If you're looking to access a TurboTax Online return from our server, go here instead.

If your return is stored on a flash drive, always copy it to your hard drive first, and then open the copy. This helps prevent data corruption.

Close TurboTax and then:

  1. Connect the portable device to your computer.
  2. Browse to the portable device, right-click the tax file you want and choose Copy.
  3. Navigate to the location of your choice (preferably someplace easy to find like the Desktop or your Documents folder), right-click the destination, and select Paste.
  4. After your computer finishes copying the file, disconnect or eject the portable device from your computer.
  5. Open TurboTax and open your tax return file copy.
Intuit TurboTax - Finish filing and get your maximum refund, guaranteed.

Ready to Try TurboTax?

Returning? Sign in