Quicken 2002 to Windows 10

Is it possible to install and run Quicken 2002 on Windows 10 please?

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  • Ashlady
    Ashlady Member
    Thanks Greg I'll take a look. The reason I never upgraded previously is that 2002 does exactly what I want and the upgrades tended to remove parts I wanted and insert lots of other stuff I didnt 😊
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    And now you are experiencing the problem of not upgrading. No one knows how long their version of Quicken will work on the current version of Windows. Quicken 2013 currently works on Windows 10.
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10
  • Ashlady
    Ashlady Member
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2019
    @Ashlady ,
    may I ask if you have upgraded to Q 2013 already?
    How did it go? Any problems?

    How to properly set up Quicken Backup
    How to make Quicken create a backup for you automatically every time you close Quicken

    For the sake of this discussion it is assumed that your Quicken data file is located in the Default (and recommended) place: C:\Users\username\Documents\Quicken

    Review the backup settings available in Quicken (under Edit / Preferences / Backup).

    In there you will find two types of backup: Automatic and Manual Backup.

    Automatic Backup should be enabled and always goes to a \Backup folder that's part of the folder which contains your current Quicken data file, e.g. \Documents\Quicken\Backup. Set it to create a backup after running Quicken [1] times and to keep [5] (or more, your choice) backup copies.

    To create a Manual Backup copy of your Quicken data file on an external device (USB-hard drive or USB memory stick recommended), put a checkmark at "Manual Backup Reminder" to enable the function and set "Remind me after running Quicken [xx] times" to [1].

    Click OK to save the changes.

    From now on, when you close Quicken using the red X button, you will get a popup window.

    When you get this window for the first time, on some versions click the radio button for "Backup on my computer".
    Change the Backup File name's drive letter and path to point to your external device so that it looks something like this: E:\Quicken Backup\QDATA-2017-04-01.QDF-backup
    or use the Change button and work your way through the dialog.

    Do not change the filename portion! Just overtype the drive letter and choose a backup folder name. If the folder does not exist, it will be created.

    Also choose the option to "Add date to backup file name".

    Every day when you run Backup or close Quicken, an additional backup file is created. Without the Add Date option you only have 1 backup copy which is overwritten every day ... and that may prove bad in a problem recovery situation.

    Allow this backup to run to save the changes made on the screen.

    Of course, once in a while you will have to go in and delete some of the oldest backup files, at your discretion, to avoid filling up your USB device.

    One can never have enough backups of a Quicken data file. BTDTGTS!

  • Ashlady
    Ashlady Member
    I have not yet upgraded to 2013.
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ashlady said:
    I have not yet upgraded to 2013.
    OK. Keep us posted, please.
  • Ashlady
    Ashlady Member
    I have purchased a copy of Q 2004.

    Works a treat
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