Quicken 2010 backup file format - QIF or QDF ? (edit)

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eipapp
eipapp Member ✭✭

I currently run Quicken 2010 on my Linux computer mainly because I am unable to install a later version, ex 2022. Having said that, however, I like 2010 and it meets all my needs. My issue is that when I back up my 2010 quicken files it converts them to QDF. How can I change it to stay QIF because it I ever had to uninstall my Linux OS and reinstall Quicken 2010 the program won't be able to open a QDF file as 2010 only accepts QIF files. Is there a way to convert a QDF file to QIF ?

Thanks,
Bruce

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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Huh? All Quicken versions 2010 and later use a single .qdf file for the data. Backup files are .qdf-backup. QIF is to import transactions from your bank or broker.

    I'm staying on Quicken 2013 Premier for Windows.

  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I'm staying on Quicken 2013 Premier for Windows.

  • eipapp
    eipapp Member ✭✭
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    Bummer, I was not aware of that.

    Thanks for informing me.

    BTW the link you included said I don't have permission to view it.

    Bruce

  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2023
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    had the Admins bring that link out of Archived status - should be ok now..

  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2023
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    need a little clarification on how exactly you are running Quicken under Linux - ?? …
    and how you are creating backup files ??
    As mentioned above,
    Quicken backup files are just copies of the main Quicken QDF file… so don’t know why you are mentioning QIF

    I currently run Quicken 2010 on my Linux computer.

  • eipapp
    eipapp Member ✭✭
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    I installed via Playon Linux and back up to an external HD.

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