Importing really old data
edited May 2022 in File Conversion and Backup (Mac)
I used Quicken a really long time ago, and have an old (Win) backup from 2008. I just bought the latest version for Mac. Can I import this old version (many of the accounts are the same, and I would like to have that history) even though I'd have a 13+ year gap in the data? Or am I better off just starting from scratch?
Since you want to import into QMac, this is really a Mac question. I've asked a Mod to move it to the Mac forum.
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You can try. Here's an article on converting Windows to Mac Quickenhttps://www.quicken.com/support/converting-quicken-windows-quicken-mac-2016
But you may have to first convert your old data to a newer version of WIndows Quicken. Do you have access to a WIndows computer to convert on? Like a family or friends? Quicken can give you an intermediate program to help you. See this…..https://www.quicken.com/support/how-and-when-use-intermediate-version-convert-older-versions-quicken0
I do have a Windows VM so I don't think that part will be a problem. I'm a little concerned about the 13-year gap in the data, as I don't really have that data, so I don't know what that will do to my balances... do I just insert a net entry to get the data to reconcile to current starting balance? Or does Quicken have a way to deal with gaps in data?0
I would just start a NEW data file going forward. Just keep the old data file separate if you need to look up something.0
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