Convert from MONEY 2006 to Quicken 2005

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money' started by duhmel, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. duhmel

    duhmel Guest

    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.
     
    duhmel, Apr 20, 2010
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  2. duhmel

    Steve Guest

    On Apr 19, 8:37 pm, "duhmel" <> 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
     
    Steve, Apr 20, 2010
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  3. duhmel

    duhmel Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Apr 19, 8:37 pm, "duhmel" <> 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
    >
     
    duhmel, Apr 20, 2010
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  4. duhmel

    teabag Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:f%7zn.254728$...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Apr 19, 8:37 pm, "duhmel" <> 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
    >>
     
    teabag, Apr 20, 2010
    #4
  5. duhmel

    Dominick Guest

    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"<> wrote in message
    > news:f%7zn.254728$...
    >> 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"<> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On Apr 19, 8:37 pm, "duhmel"<> 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
    >>>

    >
    >
     
    Dominick, Apr 20, 2010
    #5
  6. 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"<> wrote in message
    > > news:f%7zn.254728$...
    > >> 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"<> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >>> On Apr 19, 8:37 pm, "duhmel"<> 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
    > >>>

    > >
    > >

    > .
    >
     
    Johnny Fields, Apr 20, 2010
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