How do I view old transactions from 10+ years of year-end backups?

I have been using Quicken since the 1990s and have year-end backups made when closing out the last year (a function that the program suggested) but I haven't been able to access them. I believe the error message said something like they were unreadable as they were created with an older version of the program. Well if that is true, what is the sense of suggesting those backups be made? How good are backups if you can't read them? I want a reliable way to archive my data that enables me to go back to previous years' transactions when I have a question. That seems fair enough.

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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Guessing you used this screen....
    What did you select for the various "options" ?

    QWin - R54.16 - Win10

  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's one reason we recommend not archiving old years or breaking them up.  Each time you upgrade you have to remember to also convert each file.

    I'm staying on Quicken 2013 Premier for Windows.

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