Installing Quicken on new laptop, transferring data

karreia
karreia Member
I want to transfer Quicken 2019 that I bought through download to a new laptop. How do I do that?

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  • karreia
    karreia Member
    I had Quicken Home & Business on my old laptop. I purchased Quicken Starter for my new laptop. Will the data transfer ok?
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    I don't know about the newer versions/years but it used to be you could not open an existing data file in Starter (unless it was from Starter).  The Starter Edition was for new users.  And the Starter Edition is very limited and does NOT support any investment type accounts and if you decide to not renew the yearly subscription - your data file becomes Read-Only, which means you can't use it manually.  And the Starter Edition might not have Tags.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    volvogirl said:
    I don't know about the newer versions/years but it used to be you could not open an existing data file in Starter (unless it was from Starter).  The Starter Edition was for new users.  And the Starter Edition is very limited and does NOT support any investment type accounts and if you decide to not renew the yearly subscription - your data file becomes Read-Only, which means you can't use it manually.  And the Starter Edition might not have Tags.

    Since subscription Quicken, Starter Edition can open and use data files from higher editions.  I agree with volvogirl, Starter is very limited in its capabilities and is a poor choice.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • karreia
    karreia Member
    I figured it wouldn't work but had to ask. Thanks for your input.
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