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Can I install 2020 Premier without importing any data from my older version?

I have used Quicken for 15 years and would like fresh start. Can I download 2020 with the old version still on my computer or should I put the old data on a flash drive and wipe the computer clean? Thanks!

Best Answer


  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    Let it do the import ... and then simply do FILE, New Quicken file.  You'll end up with a nearly blank Q data file, with only Q's pre-defined categories created ... but no YOU data.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    We may start a new data file at any time: select File > New Quicken File...
  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @""Jerry Quiring" ,

    Simple. Move your old data to a Flash Drive or Thumb Drive.

    Next, follow this procedure to install Quicken 2020, that is Quicken Subscription: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7844658/installing-reinstalling-windows-quicken-subscription-editions

    Reason: you can't have two different Quicken programs in the same operating system.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R32.12  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 21354.1
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19042.867

    Note: Holding Down the Left Shift Key or Left Ctrl Key produces Window with Quicken 2019 in the Title Bar.

    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

  • Sounds like two very different opinions on this subject.
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    What version are you currently using?
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10
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