Opening old quicken file

i tried to open and old windows quicken file on my mac to see an old transaction. Since i did that, when i open my currently quicken file and try to download transactions from my bank, iget the message: "Quicken 2016 requires Parallels Desktop to operate. Please install Parallels Desktop and try again."
I uninstalled and reinstalled Quicken on my mac but having the same issue.
Thank you for your help


  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    How are you launching Quicken? It sounds like you're trying to open the Quicken 2016 Windows file, not a Quicken Mac file.

    Open your Applications folder. Find Quicken, and double-click it. That will open Quicken Mac.
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
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