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Convert Quicken6 to the latest version

I have a very old version which needs to be upgraded to the latest version. Quicken 6 was released in early 90's for dos. I want to convert to the latest Quicken. What is the process in need to follow?

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  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @""tom lawrence" ,

    Sorry, but you waited too long to decide to upgrade.

    Quicken recommends that you start over , but retain your Data File for its history.

    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R30.21  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.5 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 21296.1000
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19042.746

    Note: Product What's New in Quicken is grayed out.. Also Year is stuck on 2020 and Copyright Date is stuck 2018 in About Quicken.

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

  • splashersplasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    There is no direct conversion (even using several steps) that are available these days unless you can find copies of Quicken from 1998, 2000, 2004 & 2013.
    You might try exporting your data into QIF files and import them into the latest version of Quicken for Windows (Mac does not import QIF), but it will be a lot of work and cleanup.
    The problems with the oldest versions of Quicken for Windows these days is that some of them were 16 bit programs which will not run on Win10 and would require a computer with an almost equally as old version of Windows.
    As thecreator stated, "Sorry, but you waited too long to decide to upgrade."

    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list

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