Attachments moving from QWin 2017 Deluxe to QMac Deluxe 2019

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Wanted to confirm, moving from QWin 2017 Deluxe to QM Deluxe 2019 that the attachments will not transfer. Thanks


  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited December 2018
    They will not.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    A general comment on attachments in Quicken for Windows.  A few years back, Quicken changed having the attachments encrypted by option to they are always encrypted.  The only way to decrypt them is via the program.  Even if you took apart the Quicken file file (.QDF), you would not be able to decrypt them and the only way to get them out of the program is one at a time.

    Do you really want to put the attachments into a program that restricts their use so narrowly?

    Just food for thought.

    -splasher using Q continuously since 1996
    - Subscription Quicken - Win11 and QW2013 - Win11
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  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited December 2018
    Another general comment.  Go into your profile on here, and change your username to something other than your email address.  This is a public forum that the scammers can read.

    Note the scammers already post on here and delete their posts because they know that the automatic email sending to anyone following a thread will do their job to for them.  But you don't want help them spam you either.
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    Wannabe said:

    They will not.

    Some other considerations for you. If you decide to migrate your data, you do need to convert. Since your data is 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:
    In your case, you can skip steps 1 and 2 but review all the prep and background info before:

    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 (first with Quicken Essentials in 2010, then again with QM2015 onward) and is not the same product as the Windows version, 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:

    *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:
    (A couple more things to note: historical currency rates are not migrated AND currency conversions of transactions are not migrated).

    Then look at the updates since the original release here:
    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):
    Take a look at the following videos to give you a better idea:

    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): ).

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