How to install Quicken on new computer and restore Quicken data file (edit)


I got a new PC and downloaded Quicken but when I went to restore it was not the right file and now wondering how to get rid of and download the right one.


  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    not sure what you did -

    1 - download current Quicken from the website
    2 - copy your Quicken data files from old PC - to flash drive or cloud drive - and then "paste" onto the new PC folder.
    3 - start Quicken on new PC and just open your old Quicken QDF data file

    C:\Users\{Owner}\Documents\Quicken\ … this is your folder for Quicken QDF data files
    C:\Users\{Owner}\Documents\Quicken\BACKUP … this is your folder for Quicken "backup" files

    QWin - R54.16 - Win10

  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    To clarify: Your data file is saved on the hard drive and must be transferred from the old computer to the new one. It is not a file that can be downloaded from anywhere (unless you have saved your backup files in a Cloud storage service).

    Quicken Classic Premier (US) Subscription: R55.26 on Windows 11

  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    To clarify, the information is in the .QDF or .QDF-backup file, it is not in the program.

    Just open or restore the correct file and it will be the one that Quicken opens the next time you start Quicken. If the file's name is the same, Quicken will offer to overwrite it when doing a restore.

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

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