New Computer Initiation

Why doesn't Quicken have a procedure that makes transferring Quicken to a new computer easier? I have spent hours over the last few days trying to fix Quicken. Also, every time Quicken updates new problems are created. there should be an undo feature!

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 21 Accepted Answer
    It is really easy to transfer Quicken to a new computer.  Install the program on the new computer and copy the Quicken files to the new computer.  

    The install is normally easily accomplish by downloading and opening: https://download.quicken.com/windows/Quicken.exe  

    The Quicken files are normally in the user's Document's Quicken folder and there are a variety of simple ways a Windows users may move their files to the new machine.  For example, using a USB thumb drive.

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 21 Accepted Answer
    It is really easy to transfer Quicken to a new computer.  Install the program on the new computer and copy the Quicken files to the new computer.  

    The install is normally easily accomplish by downloading and opening: https://download.quicken.com/windows/Quicken.exe  

    The Quicken files are normally in the user's Document's Quicken folder and there are a variety of simple ways a Windows users may move their files to the new machine.  For example, using a USB thumb drive.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    NOTE: When moving the data file, don't use the Quicken Backup/Restore as has been recommended in the past.  Due to recent changes in the backend data, there is a dataset associated with data files and it is possible to exceed the number of datasets allowed and when that happens it takes Quicken tech support to fix it, but it will resurface the next time time you do a Quicken Restore.  So, you want to do a Windows Explorer copy rather then Backup/Restore.
    -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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