How do i open a QDF file?

Someone did work for me years ago and sent me QDF files. I don't have a subscription to Quicken do i need to buy it?

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  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Do you have Quicken at all?
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  • Bsth41
    Bsth41 Member ✭✭
    i did years ago
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Do you still have a copy you can install on a computer? If so, what year?
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  • Bsth41
    Bsth41 Member ✭✭
    It was many computers ago and i didn't transfer it over eventally
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can download a copy of Quicken 2013 Deluxe from here.
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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited July 2019
    QDF's  (Quicken Data Files)  can only be opened by Quicken.  There are no "viewers" or other such accessories.
    AND, do you have any idea what product year of Quicken was used to create those files.  Because opening them (with Q) may be fairly simple ... or could be  somewhat convoluted, depending upon what it takes to get older QDFs into any modern Q product.
    Also, can you open that QDF with WinZip (or such) to see if you have a Quicken "package" file ... or only the QDF.  With any luck, you'll have the package ... and that's a fairly recent format.  If there's a QDF,  along with other files, inside the QDF that you have, that would be a good thing.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Bsth41
    Bsth41 Member ✭✭
    it's from '08
  • Bsth41
    Bsth41 Member ✭✭
    Did you post a link i can download it from or did i misunderstand
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    Click on the word HERE in Greg's message.

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    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Opps, I forgot that you need Online Services to be able to open a QDF. Guess you'll have to buy a subscription to Quicken. It has a 30 day money back guarantee.
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  • Bsth41
    Bsth41 Member ✭✭
    Greg is there a way i can send you the files you open and send back to me and i'll pay you via Venmo?
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Send me a PM and I'll respond.
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  • Bsth41
    Bsth41 Member ✭✭
    Greg i don't have your contact info
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Click the Inbox icon at the top right of the page and select New Message. Type Greg_the_Geek in Recipients.
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  • Bsth41
    Bsth41 Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    i know you think i'm incompetent, but when i click on the inbox it doesn't open but rather says i don't have any messages. In other words it doesn't let me compose. How about emailing me at [removed] ?
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Opps, I forgot that you need Online Services to be able to open a QDF. Guess you'll have to buy a subscription to Quicken. It has a 30 day money back guarantee.
    I don't believe this to be the case. Are you thinking about QFX files, which do need to go online?

    OP should be able to download QW2013 and (with luck) open the QW2008 QDF with it.

    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • Bsth41
    Bsth41 Member ✭✭
    It says QDF from 2008
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't believe this to be the case. Are you thinking about QFX files, which do need to go online?

    OP should be able to download QW2013 and (with luck) open the QW2008 QDF with it.

    Thanks, @Rocket J Squirrel! I got my QXX files mixed up.

    @Bsth41, click here.
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  • Bsth41
    Bsth41 Member ✭✭
    no solution other than to buy a copy ?
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Click the word "here" in my post and download/install a copy of Quicken Deluxe 2013.
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  • Bsth41
    Bsth41 Member ✭✭
    Will do thank you for your help
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