How do I transfer my past years' Turbotax files from my old computer to my new one?

You can move it via a flash drive, external hard drive, or burn a CD, etc.  The 2011 tax data file, for instance, would have this extension:  *.tax2011

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Whatever you do, do NOT email it to yourself.  The file contains all your important ID and financial info such as SSN, DOB, etc. and email is NOT secure.  It could be intercepted.

Be sure you store your tax data files in a secure and safe place away from hackers, theft, etc.  TT desktop has the option of also password-protecting the tax data file if desired.

  • Thank you- I was not sure which file it would be.  I'll check the link out.
  • Do a full computer file search for *.tax2011   or *.tax2010 etc.
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