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RickkerRickker Member ✭✭
edited June 18 in Before you Buy
Hi, I have been a Quicken user for well over 20 years. Believe it or not, I am still using Quicken 2000 (Canadian Edition). It is working fine and is all I need. The problem is that I have lost the original installation CD. I am planning to get a newer laptop running Windows 10, but will not be able to install Quicken on it. I have not kept up to date with the newer versions of Quicken and am concerned that the latest version may not open the old QDF, QEL, QSD and QTX file formats that I have. I do not really need to upgrade....I am a Senior in my late 70s and am comfortable with what I have.
Is it possible to still purchase the old Quicken 2000 somewhere?
Or, what newer version of Quicken would still be compatible with my old data files?
Thank you in advance for any help and suggestions.


  • John_in_NCJohn_in_NC SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi, Rick:

    You mentioned that your needs are simple, but if you wish to continue to use Quicken, then the cheapest/easiest route would be to get the latest version (2020) and start a new file.

    Quicken 2000 is roughly 20 versions out of date and conversions are definitely not supported for a two decades old version. Even if you had the install CD, it wouldn't run under Win 10.

    The earliest version of QWin that will run under Win 10 is Quicken 2010, and even that would required some older version conversions (i.e. 2000--> 2004, etc.) Obtaining those older versions, especially Canadian versions (which you would need to convert accurately,) can be pricey. Those would have to be obtained 3rd party. 
  • RickkerRickker Member ✭✭
    Thanks John, I appreciate your response. I am going to ponder this before making a decision. I am not keen to work through several versions and file conversions. I am only using Quicken in the original, primitive way. Just maintaining a database of purchases and transfers. Reconciling statements manually. Not tracking stocks or investments. No online banking transactions. If I had a current version of Quicken, I would likely not use most of the features and abilities. I have Quicken 2000 working properly on 2 Sony Laptops, both running Windows 10. Now I know that you and many others have reported that old versions of Quicken would not work properly with Windows 10. Perhaps it is working for me since I do not use any online features, such as bank statement reconciliations or stock or investment tracking. Anyway, I am content with what I have, and my only concern is that if both of my functioning laptops were to expire, I would no longer have access to 25 years of banking and credit card history. It is unlikely for both laptops to expire at the same time, so I will not be in a critical situation until one of them does. At my age, it may be me who expires first, LOL.... Thanks again for your reply.
  • Chris_QPWChris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    What I would be tempted to do is get this free version of Quicken Windows 2013 Deluxe US and use it.  With multiple currency turned on it should probably meet your needs.  Not none of the tax information will be correct for the Canadian use, but it seems like you don't need that.

    (Expand the "If you are converting from Quicken 2004 through 2009" section)


    BTW from what I understand even though this is the US version it will convert the Canadian data files.  So it should even be possible to follow that procedure and get Quicken 2004 to convert your Quicken 2000 data file, and then one more conversion to Quicken 2013.
    (I'm using the latest Quicken subscription version)
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