After launching TurboTax Desktop, you can either:
- Click Continue under the return you want to open, or
- Select Open Tax Return from the File menu (Windows) or TurboTax menu (Mac), browse to the location of your .tax or tax data file (not the PDF), select it, and then select Open.
Please note that you'll need to use the same tax-year TurboTax program to open your tax file. For example, use TurboTax Desktop 2023 to open your 2023 return, not your 2022 or 2021 return.