I need help updating Quicken from 2002 to 2013 (UK Version & Multiple Currencies)

I have tried to follow all the steps that are outlined by various other posts on this site but I am not having any luck... I have a Quicken 2002 file that I am using with information going back to 1998, I have multiple accounts (100+) and many of them are in foreign currencies - how can I get my file to open in the 2004 version, it give me the error message "European files are not supported in the US version of Quicken. Please keep using your old foreign version for tax support. You can use QIF to transfer watchlists."

I even tried to convert the quicken file to Microsoft Money but that gave me an error as well... Can anyone help me figure this out, I have spent days trying to figure it out but I am no better off than when I started.

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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Did you see this one?  Jan 2, 2021 a user posted steps to convert 2004 UK to 2013 US

    https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7885578/quicken-2004-xg-uk-file-transfer-update-to-quicken-2013-via-qif

  • I did yes, but the issue was when I tried to import the QIF file, the accounts don't show the different currencies. They all just appear in the home currency.
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    I did yes, but the issue was when I tried to import the QIF file, the accounts don't show the different currencies. They all just appear in the home currency.
    QIF files don't have currency settings in them, only numbers, they take on the currency of whatever the account currency is.  You will have to create the accounts with a different currency than the home currency before import the QIF file and set the correct currency while creating the account (make sure the account names are exactly the same as in your original data file).

    Note that any transfers between different currency accounts are most likely going to cause you problems.
    Look at this for what should help.
    http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/changetransfers.html
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  • Is there anything that can help with creating the accounts quickly? Another issue is that I currently don't even have a way to open the 2002 file as I can't find a way to install Quicken 2002.

    Also, is there a way to change the currency of an account once it has been created? Like can I use a QIF to export just the account names and then change each of their currency before then using the change transfers to import the transactions?
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Is there anything that can help with creating the accounts quickly? Another issue is that I currently don't even have a way to open the 2002 file as I can't find a way to install Quicken 2002.

    Also, is there a way to change the currency of an account once it has been created? Like can I use a QIF to export just the account names and then change each of their currency before then using the change transfers to import the transactions?
    No there isn't anything that can help with creating the accounts because the currency can't be changed once the account is created.
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