Quicken 2016 conversion to .csv or .xls file without Quicken 2016—possible?

I need to access my old data and I no longer can use Q2016, I can't run it on my new system.

Is there a utility to convert it? I don't plan or need to use Quicken as it was only used to download banking transactions. Now, I just download transactions into .csv.

However, in order to use Gnucash it wants the .QDF file in .QIF format. I'd rather just convert to .csv or read only.

Do I have any free options?

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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
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    Its not possible,  The QDF file is in a database format no one but Quicken Inc knows and they have not provided such a tool.

    @Boatnmaniac this might be the problem:
    https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7918354/migrating-quicken-2017-from-old-to-new-computer
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  • Chris_QPW
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    edited August 29 Answer ✓
    To clarify everything for this thread.
    1. There isn't any program other than Quicken that can read a QDF.  And in the case of a data file created Quicken 2016 the version of Quicken installed has to be Quicken 2016 or later.  And yes, you can buy Quicken Subscription which is the latest version and do this and then ask for a refund within 30 days.  So, this is probably your best bet.  https://www.quicken.com/support/Terms-and-Conditions-For-Exchanging-Canceling-or-Refunding-Quicken-Products
    2. Up until recently another approach was that you would install Quicken 2016 if you have the install program, but because installer installs a version before Quicken switched from the Intuit Id to the Quicken Id you also need to be on the latest patch version for Quicken 2016 so that you can log in with your Quicken Id, and that is where installing it from my website (Quicken 2016 Patches - QuicknPerlWiz) comes in.  But the recent change is even this no longer works.  One get blank login window.  And the only workaround is to copy the Quicken.ini file from a working machine to the new machine.  Clearly not something that is going to be possible for most people.  That is the only current known workaround at this time.  The Quicken.ini file has the registration information in it, and therefore removes the need to log in with the Quicken Id the copy on that machine registered.
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  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't think there is any way to do that but maybe someone else has better knowledge of that than I do.
    But what is it that makes you think you can't run Quicken 2016 on your new system?   Is your OS not Windows?
    (QW Premier Subscription: R42.21 on Windows 10)
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
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    Its not possible,  The QDF file is in a database format no one but Quicken Inc knows and they have not provided such a tool.

    @Boatnmaniac this might be the problem:
    https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7918354/migrating-quicken-2017-from-old-to-new-computer
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  • Taylor Smith
    Taylor Smith Member ✭✭
    @Chris_QPW Yes, that's the issue [https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7918354/migrating-quicken-2017-from-old-to-new-computer]. cc: @Boatnmaniac

    Does Quicken still offer a free trial or money back guarantee? This might be the last resort but it doesn't feel right to take advantage of the process to accomplish this basic function.
  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Chris_QPW said:

    I am familiar with it.  I wanted to find out if the "no longer can use Q2016, I can't run it on my new system" is due to that issue or if there is some other issue (such as different OS) that might be causing it.
    If @Taylor Smith  is running Windows and has the disc or downloaded file for 2016, then couldn't it be installed and then updated to the latest version of 2016 (from your website) to resolve the Intuit ID issue?
    (QW Premier Subscription: R42.21 on Windows 10)
  • Taylor Smith
    Taylor Smith Member ✭✭
    Unfortunately no.

    > @Boatnmaniac said:
    > I am familiar with it.  I wanted to find out if the "no longer can use Q2016, I can't run it on my new system" is due to that issue or if there is some other issue (such as different OS) that might be causing it. If @Taylor Smith  is running Windows and has the disc or downloaded file for 2016, then couldn't it be installed and then updated to the latest version of 2016 (from your website) to resolve the Intuit ID issue?
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 29 Answer ✓
    To clarify everything for this thread.
    1. There isn't any program other than Quicken that can read a QDF.  And in the case of a data file created Quicken 2016 the version of Quicken installed has to be Quicken 2016 or later.  And yes, you can buy Quicken Subscription which is the latest version and do this and then ask for a refund within 30 days.  So, this is probably your best bet.  https://www.quicken.com/support/Terms-and-Conditions-For-Exchanging-Canceling-or-Refunding-Quicken-Products
    2. Up until recently another approach was that you would install Quicken 2016 if you have the install program, but because installer installs a version before Quicken switched from the Intuit Id to the Quicken Id you also need to be on the latest patch version for Quicken 2016 so that you can log in with your Quicken Id, and that is where installing it from my website (Quicken 2016 Patches - QuicknPerlWiz) comes in.  But the recent change is even this no longer works.  One get blank login window.  And the only workaround is to copy the Quicken.ini file from a working machine to the new machine.  Clearly not something that is going to be possible for most people.  That is the only current known workaround at this time.  The Quicken.ini file has the registration information in it, and therefore removes the need to log in with the Quicken Id the copy on that machine registered.
    Signature:
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    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    P.S. Once Quicken is running you can export a QIF file which can have all the accounts in it.  You could also run transaction reports and export them.
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  • Taylor Smith
    Taylor Smith Member ✭✭
    @Chris_QPW Thank you very much. Your write-up should help others as well! It should be a sticky.