concerns about importing data to Windows 10 to 11

jevansmd Unconfirmed, Member
I have quicken 9 (bought new years ago) on windows 10.....have purchased new pc with windows 11......can I directly import from windows 10 to 11 into same quicken 9 installed from disc......or will transitions be necessary. Also have it backed up on external hard drive........suggestions on best approach. Thanks!


  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    What version do you have?  Quicken 2009 or 2019 or what?  Don't recall a version just called 9.  If it is really old......

    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.  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. 

  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh, 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

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