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      04-20-2010, 12:37 AM
I want to convert my MONEY 2006 data to Quicken 2005. I do not want to convert to Money 2008 and then to Quicken 2010.

I have downloaded the Data Converter and have generated the MONEY reports per the instructions. However when I try and run the Data Converter I get the message

The data converter has found an open Quicken data file. Close Quicken and try. again.

I checked and the TEMPLATE files are not read-only. I have reinstalled Quicken 2005 and the Data Converter and keep getting the same message. Any advice would be appreciated.
 
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      04-20-2010, 01:20 AM
On Apr 19, 8:37*pm, "duhmel" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I want to convert my MONEY 2006 data to Quicken 2005. I do not want to convert to Money 2008 and then to Quicken 2010.
>
> *I have downloaded the Data Converter and have generated the MONEY reports per the instructions. *However when I try and run the Data Converter I get the message
>
> * The data converter has found an open Quicken data file. Close Quickenand try. again.
>
> I checked and the *TEMPLATE files are not read-only. *I have reinstalled Quicken 2005 and the Data Converter and keep getting the same message. *Any advice would be appreciated.


My advice to you would be to realize that the Data Converter for
Quicken 2005 is not able to convert Money 2006 data because when the
converter was created by Quicken in 2005 they did not know the code
for Money 2006 since Money 2006 had not been writen yet. It amazes me
that you want to make a difficult conversion even more difficult. Why
WOULDN"T you simply upgrade to Money Plus (ie)2008 and then use the
new PROVEN Quicken converter to bring your Money data into Quicken
2010. And please, don't tell me that you like Quicken 2005 better than
Quicken 2010. Things just don't work the way you want them to. Be
flexible and good luck to you. Steve
 
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      04-20-2010, 02:07 AM
Thanks for your philosophy but it does not address my question. The Data
Converter program does not even start so it matters not which Quicken
version I plan to use. The error message says that Quicken is open but it
is not. If you have an answer to my question, I would appreciate a
response.

"Steve" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Apr 19, 8:37 pm, "duhmel" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> I want to convert my MONEY 2006 data to Quicken 2005. I do not want to
>> convert to Money 2008 and then to Quicken 2010.
>>
>> I have downloaded the Data Converter and have generated the MONEY
>> reports per the instructions. However when I try and run the Data
>> Converter I get the message
>>
>> The data converter has found an open Quicken data file. Close Quicken
>> and try. again.
>>
>> I checked and the TEMPLATE files are not read-only. I have reinstalled
>> Quicken 2005 and the Data Converter and keep getting the same message.
>> Any advice would be appreciated.

>
> My advice to you would be to realize that the Data Converter for
> Quicken 2005 is not able to convert Money 2006 data because when the
> converter was created by Quicken in 2005 they did not know the code
> for Money 2006 since Money 2006 had not been writen yet. It amazes me
> that you want to make a difficult conversion even more difficult. Why
> WOULDN"T you simply upgrade to Money Plus (ie)2008 and then use the
> new PROVEN Quicken converter to bring your Money data into Quicken
> 2010. And please, don't tell me that you like Quicken 2005 better than
> Quicken 2010. Things just don't work the way you want them to. Be
> flexible and good luck to you. Steve
>

 
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      04-20-2010, 06:27 AM
Do you KNOW what the Data Converter that you downloaded was designed to do?

Do you accept that Quicken 2005 was created BEFORE the Data Converter and
hence data formats MAY BE incompatible.
Remember when that is the case the warning message you get may be more
misleading than you might wish.

teabag





"duhmel" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:f%7zn.254728$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks for your philosophy but it does not address my question. The Data
> Converter program does not even start so it matters not which Quicken
> version I plan to use. The error message says that Quicken is open but it
> is not. If you have an answer to my question, I would appreciate a
> response.
>
> "Steve" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> On Apr 19, 8:37 pm, "duhmel" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> I want to convert my MONEY 2006 data to Quicken 2005. I do not want to
>>> convert to Money 2008 and then to Quicken 2010.
>>>
>>> I have downloaded the Data Converter and have generated the MONEY
>>> reports per the instructions. However when I try and run the Data
>>> Converter I get the message
>>>
>>> The data converter has found an open Quicken data file. Close Quicken
>>> and try. again.
>>>
>>> I checked and the TEMPLATE files are not read-only. I have reinstalled
>>> Quicken 2005 and the Data Converter and keep getting the same message.
>>> Any advice would be appreciated.

>>
>> My advice to you would be to realize that the Data Converter for
>> Quicken 2005 is not able to convert Money 2006 data because when the
>> converter was created by Quicken in 2005 they did not know the code
>> for Money 2006 since Money 2006 had not been writen yet. It amazes me
>> that you want to make a difficult conversion even more difficult. Why
>> WOULDN"T you simply upgrade to Money Plus (ie)2008 and then use the
>> new PROVEN Quicken converter to bring your Money data into Quicken
>> 2010. And please, don't tell me that you like Quicken 2005 better than
>> Quicken 2010. Things just don't work the way you want them to. Be
>> flexible and good luck to you. Steve
>>



 
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      04-20-2010, 11:49 AM
It's quite possible the converter won't run and get started because it's
confused by a foreign or illogical file format, that in some ways it
understands and in some ways it does not. File formats changed in Money
2006 from prior, so it's quite possible this is messing up the starting
of the converter program. As someone else posted, the converter you are
running was written before the Money 2006 file format was even known. To
assume this would work is unrealistic.

This is not a supported conversion scenario as another poster pointed
out. So don't be surprised that you encounter problems almost immediately.

On 4/20/2010 2:27 AM, teabag wrote:
> Do you KNOW what the Data Converter that you downloaded was designed to do?
>
> Do you accept that Quicken 2005 was created BEFORE the Data Converter and
> hence data formats MAY BE incompatible.
> Remember when that is the case the warning message you get may be more
> misleading than you might wish.
>
> teabag
>
>
>
>
>
> "duhmel"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:f%7zn.254728$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Thanks for your philosophy but it does not address my question. The Data
>> Converter program does not even start so it matters not which Quicken
>> version I plan to use. The error message says that Quicken is open but it
>> is not. If you have an answer to my question, I would appreciate a
>> response.
>>
>> "Steve"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> On Apr 19, 8:37 pm, "duhmel"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>> I want to convert my MONEY 2006 data to Quicken 2005. I do not want to
>>>> convert to Money 2008 and then to Quicken 2010.
>>>>
>>>> I have downloaded the Data Converter and have generated the MONEY
>>>> reports per the instructions. However when I try and run the Data
>>>> Converter I get the message
>>>>
>>>> The data converter has found an open Quicken data file. Close Quicken
>>>> and try. again.
>>>>
>>>> I checked and the TEMPLATE files are not read-only. I have reinstalled
>>>> Quicken 2005 and the Data Converter and keep getting the same message.
>>>> Any advice would be appreciated.
>>>
>>> My advice to you would be to realize that the Data Converter for
>>> Quicken 2005 is not able to convert Money 2006 data because when the
>>> converter was created by Quicken in 2005 they did not know the code
>>> for Money 2006 since Money 2006 had not been writen yet. It amazes me
>>> that you want to make a difficult conversion even more difficult. Why
>>> WOULDN"T you simply upgrade to Money Plus (ie)2008 and then use the
>>> new PROVEN Quicken converter to bring your Money data into Quicken
>>> 2010. And please, don't tell me that you like Quicken 2005 better than
>>> Quicken 2010. Things just don't work the way you want them to. Be
>>> flexible and good luck to you. Steve
>>>

>
>

 
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      04-20-2010, 06:28 PM
You cannot convert Money 2006 files into Quicken 2005. The conversion process
in Money works forward. That is, if you want to convert a Money 2006 file
into Quicken, it has to be Quicken 2007 or later.

Regards.

"Dominick" wrote:

> It's quite possible the converter won't run and get started because it's
> confused by a foreign or illogical file format, that in some ways it
> understands and in some ways it does not. File formats changed in Money
> 2006 from prior, so it's quite possible this is messing up the starting
> of the converter program. As someone else posted, the converter you are
> running was written before the Money 2006 file format was even known. To
> assume this would work is unrealistic.
>
> This is not a supported conversion scenario as another poster pointed
> out. So don't be surprised that you encounter problems almost immediately.
>
> On 4/20/2010 2:27 AM, teabag wrote:
> > Do you KNOW what the Data Converter that you downloaded was designed to do?
> >
> > Do you accept that Quicken 2005 was created BEFORE the Data Converter and
> > hence data formats MAY BE incompatible.
> > Remember when that is the case the warning message you get may be more
> > misleading than you might wish.
> >
> > teabag
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "duhmel"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:f%7zn.254728$(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> Thanks for your philosophy but it does not address my question. The Data
> >> Converter program does not even start so it matters not which Quicken
> >> version I plan to use. The error message says that Quicken is open but it
> >> is not. If you have an answer to my question, I would appreciate a
> >> response.
> >>
> >> "Steve"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>> On Apr 19, 8:37 pm, "duhmel"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >>>> I want to convert my MONEY 2006 data to Quicken 2005. I do not want to
> >>>> convert to Money 2008 and then to Quicken 2010.
> >>>>
> >>>> I have downloaded the Data Converter and have generated the MONEY
> >>>> reports per the instructions. However when I try and run the Data
> >>>> Converter I get the message
> >>>>
> >>>> The data converter has found an open Quicken data file. Close Quicken
> >>>> and try. again.
> >>>>
> >>>> I checked and the TEMPLATE files are not read-only. I have reinstalled
> >>>> Quicken 2005 and the Data Converter and keep getting the same message.
> >>>> Any advice would be appreciated.
> >>>
> >>> My advice to you would be to realize that the Data Converter for
> >>> Quicken 2005 is not able to convert Money 2006 data because when the
> >>> converter was created by Quicken in 2005 they did not know the code
> >>> for Money 2006 since Money 2006 had not been writen yet. It amazes me
> >>> that you want to make a difficult conversion even more difficult. Why
> >>> WOULDN"T you simply upgrade to Money Plus (ie)2008 and then use the
> >>> new PROVEN Quicken converter to bring your Money data into Quicken
> >>> 2010. And please, don't tell me that you like Quicken 2005 better than
> >>> Quicken 2010. Things just don't work the way you want them to. Be
> >>> flexible and good luck to you. Steve
> >>>

> >
> >

> .
>

 
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