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Quicken 2001 transfer to another computer

qknpj Member
I am on 2001 Basic and don't want to change. I am getting a new computer and can't find my discs. So do I really have to go find the CDs somewhere like Ebay? And has anybody done this whole conversion process successfully? Why can't I just move the entire Quicken app to my new computer? It seems to open from a backup copy on the C drive. (And why does Quicken make this so hard!)


  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quicken didn't make it so hard, Microsoft decided how a program could be installed on a Windows computer, Quicken just followed the rules set out for doing it.
    eBay is your only choice for finding a Q2001 disc.

    -splasher using Q continuously since 1996
    - Subscription Quicken - Win11 and QW2013 - Win11
    -Questions? Check out the Quicken Windows FAQ list

  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Please consider this......

    You can try to install an older version.  If you get it installed you will need to update it.  One of the SuperUsers has posted the update patches for older versions (2000 and newer) of Quicken

    You should at least try to convert to the 2013 version since you don’t use any online services or download transactions now.  Then it should run on newer versions of Windows.  Starting in 2014 they instituted an ID password to get into your own data. I’m staying on 2013.

    2013 should run on Newer Windows.  You can download 2013 Deluxe for free using this how to convert article.  It’s under Converting from Quicken 2004-2009. 

    If your version is 2003 or earlier you will need to first convert to 2004.  Then convert to 2013.  Read that whole article on converting.

    And FYI - If your Quicken was before 2010 you should have several files making up the data.  The main data file ends in .QDF.  All Quicken versions prior to QW2010 store your data in a series of files all sharing the same filename but with different extensions like  - .QDF .IDX, .QEL, .QPH  and all 4 of those files were rolled into a single-file .QDF starting in 2010. 

    I'm staying on Quicken 2013 Premier for Windows.

  • qknpj
    qknpj Member
    Thanks. Guess I'll try that successive updating if I can't find the original software.
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