Intuit released QuickBooks for Windows to make it easier for users of QuickBooks Online to open QuickBooks from their Windows desktop. This installation is essentially QuickBooks Online with a desktop launcher application.
This can confuse some users when they attempt to sync using instructions for QuickBooks Desktop.
A user having trouble syncing a QuickBooks Desktop file may have this installation of QuickBooks for Windows.
The indicator that someone is using QuickBooks for Windows is if they see the login box shown below once they open QuickBooks.
In order to sync a QuickBooks Online file that is being used in a Windows application, you may simply follow the normal QuickBooks Online link and sync instructions found here: Link a QuickBooks Online File
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