Limits on QIF Transfer Files

Are there limits in terms of years of data or file size for QIF files? File on old computer with Q 2010 spans 10 years. Exported all accounts, categories, etc. from old computer using QIF. Import into Q 2013 on new computer but only about 8 years of data shows up on new computer.
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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why are you using QIF import?
    QW2013 should be able to read a QW2010 data file directly.
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  • Grouchy
    Grouchy Member
    I was wondering about that. Copy the file from the old computer and paste it into the appropriate location. I will give it a try tonight.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    DON'T "copy and paste".
    Instead, just take a Q backup on the old computer and RESTORE it to the new.
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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    But after you make a backup you will still have to copy the .qdf or .qdf-backup file  (usually to a usb flash drive) and then copy or paste it to the new computer hard drive.  Then you would restore it to Quicken.  
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'd direct the backup to be stored on the USB drive ... and then restore directly from there.
    No file moving, just USB moving
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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Doesn't really matter how the OP gets the file from old to new, whatever is comfortable for them.
    What is important is that if they move the file, they OPEN it, if they move a backup, they RESTORE it.
    The horse is dead, no need to beat it any further.  :)
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  • Grouchy
    Grouchy Member
    Copied the file from the old computer, sent via network to new computer, opened file "Voila!" Set the computers side by side and verified exactly the same. Duh-oh! I should have known this.
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    There are some options, like printer settings, that are not stored in the data file. So I recommend you go through all the settings & preferences to make sure they're the way you like them.
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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glad to hear it worked out.  :)
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    BTW just for the record.  There isn't any limit on the "date range/amount of data" in a QIF file, but since they lack a lot of information that would be in the data file, and because the handling of transfers during such an import is so bad in Quicken, it is something you do only as a last resort.
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