Can I go from Starter to Deluxe for my wife.

TTSguy
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edited November 22 in Before you Buy
My wife is using Starter. Since Staples has Quicken Deluxe marked down from $51.99 to $31.99 for Black Friday I'm tempted to order 2. One for my renewal and one for my wife to change over to Deluxe. When my wife converts over will her current data file in Starter be moved to the Deluxe Version, or if she chooses, can I download my current QDF file to her new Deluxe version and she can take off from there?
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
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    Yes, this is certainly possible.  Note though if you plan on transferring a given data file back and forth, you have to log out of the one Quicken Id and into the other every time you change over.

    Personally, though I would just use the same Quicken Id (Deluxe) for both files.  I don't see a real need to have a different one for my wife (we share our finances and have nothing to hide from the other).
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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    And just to clarify the last statement from Chris above, you don't need to buy two subscriptions to Quicken unless you want separate Quicken IDs. With one subscription, you can have one file for yourself and one for your wife. The only reason I can think of to have separate subscriptions is if you both use the Quicken mobile app or web interface (e.g. Quicken Cloud). If neither of you do, or only one of you does, one subscription is probably all you need.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
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    Yes, this is certainly possible.  Note though if you plan on transferring a given data file back and forth, you have to log out of the one Quicken Id and into the other every time you change over.

    Personally, though I would just use the same Quicken Id (Deluxe) for both files.  I don't see a real need to have a different one for my wife (we share our finances and have nothing to hide from the other).
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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    And just to clarify the last statement from Chris above, you don't need to buy two subscriptions to Quicken unless you want separate Quicken IDs. With one subscription, you can have one file for yourself and one for your wife. The only reason I can think of to have separate subscriptions is if you both use the Quicken mobile app or web interface (e.g. Quicken Cloud). If neither of you do, or only one of you does, one subscription is probably all you need.
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  • Chris_QPW
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    jacobs said:
    The only reason I can think of to have separate subscriptions is if you both use the Quicken mobile app or web interface (e.g. Quicken Cloud). If neither of you do, or only one of you does, one subscription is probably all you need.
    Even if both use Mobile/Web the only reason have two Quicken IDs is so that the other person can’t see what they have synced to the Quicken Cloud dataset/Mobile/Web.

    If one isn’t trying to “hide” accounts from the other, there isn’t any reason for having multiple Quicken IDs.

    In other words without sync on, the only way to see what is in the other person’s data file is to get access to that data file.  With sync on, and a shared Quicken I’d then both people can see whatever has been synced.

    I do have a starter edition license, but only because I get it for free with TurboTax, and I only use it for testing.
    And because the free deal is only for new users I change the email address each year.
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