If I buy Quicken for Mac, will it read my backup file from Q2000 for Windows?

I have been using an old copy of Quicken 2000.  My hard drive crashed but I have a back up on a thumb drive.  I would like to convert to Mac now (already own a MacBook Air) and a newer version of Quicken.  If I purchase Quicken for Mac, will I be able to bring in my old data from the Q2000 Windows backup?

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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2017
    No. The file has to be converted. A Mac user will have to tell you how or even if you can.
  • Concordman
    Concordman Mac Beta Beta
    edited October 2018
    You will need to have access to a PC to convert QW2000 to something like QW2004 or QW2010. Contact quicken to obtain a fee copy of QW2010 (don't believe QW2004 is Supported), subsequent to that you can convert from QW to QM.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2017

    You will need to have access to a PC to convert QW2000 to something like QW2004 or QW2010. Contact quicken to obtain a fee copy of QW2010 (don't believe QW2004 is Supported), subsequent to that you can convert from QW to QM.

    The user can get QW2004 & QW2013 at this link:  Using an Intermediate Version To Convert Older Versions of Quicken - Quicken® Support


    No comment about the rest of the process.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    If you decide to migrate your data, you do need to convert. If your data had been from QW2010 or newer, the mechanics are quite simple...copy data file over to Mac. Open data file with QM2018. The built-in conversion process will step you through but there are a few things you need to know; here is the entire process:
    https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/faq-converting-from-quicken-for-windows-includin...
    In your case, since we are talking about QW2000, review all the prep and background info before:
    https://www.quicken.com/support/things-do-converting-your-data-quicken-mac-2016

    You will need to use an intermediary version, as mentioned on that page, but instead of getting QW2010, you can try using QW2013 available from Quicken for FREE here: https://www.quicken.com/support/how-and-when-use-intermediate-version-convert-older-versions-quicken
    (that first page needs to be updated  ;-)  )

    NOTE: Be aware that at this time, it is very difficult to convert back from Mac to Windows, as there are many problems with the reverse conversion process.

    I also suggest that you make sure that Quicken 2018 for Mac will meet your needs, since it was re-written from the ground up (starting in 2010 with Quicken Essentials) and is not the same product as the Windows version, 

    since it is not an upgrade from QM2007 but rather from Quicken Essentials (which was re-written from the ground up, starting in 2010), so there are some features that are still not there e.g. full loan amortization*, 2-line display, QuickMath, or are not as fully developed yet, e.g. Customized Reports, some investment performance reports and stats  (therefore some data may not carry over). You can start here:
    http://www.quicken.com/mac/compare

    *NOTE: Support for fixed rate loans has been released as of  QM2017 v4.5.x but there is no announced timing for support for variable rate or simple daily interest loans.

    You may want to review the List of Obstacles and Hindrances for Migrating from QM2007 or QWin to Quicken for Mac. Add your vote to any features that are missing for you. Your VOTES matter!

    Be aware of data that will and will not carry forward: 
    https://www.quicken.com/support/what-data-gets-carried-over
    Then look at the updates since the original release here:
    https://www.quicken.com/support/2018-release-quicken-mac-release-notes
    You will also want to look at a more detailed comparison done by a SuperUser which also identifies nuances not mentioned elsewhere (and read on for comments from other users too on that same discussion thread): 
    https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/can-anyone-who-has-switched-from-2007-to-2015-he...
    Take a look at the following videos to give you a better idea:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/QuickenMac

    Note that there are many differences that are rather subtle, that are not necessarily identifiable via documentation, for example, the 12-month budget feature does not allow including transfers, including investment income, selecting specific accounts,  or have rollover capability.

    If you find that QM2018 does not meet your needs, the alternative is to run Quicken for Windows in a virtual machine on your Mac. There are 5 popular products you can use: Parallels, VMWare Fusion, Oracle VirtualBox, Bootcamp or CrossOver. The first 4 require you to also buy a copy of Windows. The first 2 cost $50-80, the third and forth are free. CrossOver also costs about $50-$80 but does NOT require you to buy Windows.

    If you plan to keep your PC & Mac, you could also run Quicken on the PC and use remote access (several free options, e.g. NoMachine and Teamviewer) to access Quicken from your Mac  (or even a tablet or phone) (see this great article for complete review of many options (most are free): http://machow2.com/rdp-for-mac/ ).

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    (Canadian user since '92, STILL using QM2007)
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited November 2017

    You will need to have access to a PC to convert QW2000 to something like QW2004 or QW2010. Contact quicken to obtain a fee copy of QW2010 (don't believe QW2004 is Supported), subsequent to that you can convert from QW to QM.

    How come I can't get more than 6 categories on my split credit card?
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2017

    You will need to have access to a PC to convert QW2000 to something like QW2004 or QW2010. Contact quicken to obtain a fee copy of QW2010 (don't believe QW2004 is Supported), subsequent to that you can convert from QW to QM.

    @yclymar

    Your post has nothing to do with the original question, start a new question rather than trying to hijack this thread.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2017

    You will need to have access to a PC to convert QW2000 to something like QW2004 or QW2010. Contact quicken to obtain a fee copy of QW2010 (don't believe QW2004 is Supported), subsequent to that you can convert from QW to QM.

    Yes start a new question with more details and which Quicken version and Windows or Mac, etc. I have a long post I can give you about credit card transactions.
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