MOving Quicken from one computer to another

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by The Litwaks, Jun 2, 2006.

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    The Litwaks Guest

    I need to move Quicken 2005 from one computer that is ailing to another
    one that we just got. The new computer can read CDs but the old one
    can't write CDs. What do I need to move for QUicken to get all my
    current info, check registers, etc.? I don't want to move all the
    software obviously. I'm just going to reinstall that. Thanks.


    Ken
     
    The Litwaks, Jun 2, 2006
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    Hank Arnold Guest

    If you are willing to open the boxes, you could remove the hard drive in
    the old machine and add it as a second drive in the new one. Copy the
    account files and remove the drive.

    Alternatively, connect the computers with a crossover cable and network
    them. Then copy/move the account files.

    In either case, you will have to install Q on the new machine. Don't
    even think about trying to move the program....

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold

    The Litwaks wrote:
    > I need to move Quicken 2005 from one computer that is ailing to another
    > one that we just got. The new computer can read CDs but the old one
    > can't write CDs. What do I need to move for QUicken to get all my
    > current info, check registers, etc.? I don't want to move all the
    > software obviously. I'm just going to reinstall that. Thanks.
    >
    >
    > Ken
    >
     
    Hank Arnold, Jun 2, 2006
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    Laura Guest

    The Litwaks wrote:
    > I need to move Quicken 2005 from one computer that is ailing to another
    > one that we just got. The new computer can read CDs but the old one
    > can't write CDs. What do I need to move for QUicken to get all my
    > current info, check registers, etc.? I don't want to move all the
    > software obviously. I'm just going to reinstall that. Thanks.
    >


    When my hard drive was failing 2 years ago, I took it to a local computer
    repair place. I had them backup everything under my userid in Local Settings
    to DVD. They did it by hooking up the laptop to their network and copied the
    files to a server for safe keeping. Because my hard drive was failing, my CD
    burner would not successfully burn CDs because it uses temp space as it burns.

    Other options: USB flash drive, network 2 computers using a router

    If the drive is truly dying, only use the machine to copy the contents off
    of it. Trying to write to the drive *can* speed up the dying process so use
    the computer as little as possible.
     
    Laura, Jun 2, 2006
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    Andrew Guest

    The Litwaks wrote:
    > I need to move Quicken 2005 from one computer that is ailing to
    > another one that we just got. The new computer can read CDs but the
    > old one can't write CDs. What do I need to move for QUicken to get
    > all my current info, check registers, etc.? I don't want to move all
    > the software obviously. I'm just going to reinstall that. Thanks.
    >
    >
    > Ken


    Three other options:

    Do you have any other media that can be written from the old and read from
    the new (ie: like floppy drives?). You can use that.

    How about a detachable drive that plugs into USB ports? I use a Seagate
    external Hard Drive primarily as a backup drive, plus it's easy to unplug
    and plug into another machine if I wish to read it from there as well.

    Or you can *consider* emailing yourself the Quicken fileset (typically
    everything under your file name and *all* the extensions, such as
    qdata.qdf, qdata.qel, qdata.qtx., etc. etc. ) and pull the email back onto
    the new computer. You might wish to encrypt the data first so you're not
    sending your financial info over the internet (even if it is to yourself, it
    still goes thru routers and ends up on some server....) in the clear. We
    just had a discussion in this forum about the appropriateness of emailing
    Quicken files, so read that. I only point this out as a suggestion - YMMV.

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    - Andrew
     
    Andrew, Jun 2, 2006
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    DP Guest

    Still another possibility besides all that hve been mentioned here:
    One of those free online storage sites, along the lines of
    http://www.streamload.com/ .
    Upload your files to the site from the old computer, then download to the
    new one. I hope you have broadband capability, because it's a lot of stuff
    to be sending.
    Also, at the very least, password-protect the files. If you have the
    capability, encrypt it as well.




    "The Litwaks" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I need to move Quicken 2005 from one computer that is ailing to another one
    >that we just got. The new computer can read CDs but the old one can't
    >write CDs. What do I need to move for QUicken to get all my current info,
    >check registers, etc.? I don't want to move all the software obviously.
    >I'm just going to reinstall that. Thanks.
    >
    >
    > Ken
    >
     
    DP, Jun 2, 2006
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    Peter Rogers Guest

    The Litwaks <> wrote:

    >I need to move Quicken 2005 from one computer that is ailing to another
    >one that we just got. The new computer can read CDs but the old one
    >can't write CDs. What do I need to move for QUicken to get all my
    >current info, check registers, etc.? I don't want to move all the
    >software obviously. I'm just going to reinstall that. Thanks.
    >
    >
    >Ken


    You could try the low tech solution.....
    Just e-mail tha data files to your self and download them on to the
    new PC

    Peter
    Posting from Peter Rogers

    Replace NOSPAM with ntlworld to reply
     
    Peter Rogers, Jun 3, 2006
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    Andrew Guest

    Peter Rogers wrote:
    >
    > You could try the low tech solution.....
    > Just e-mail tha data files to your self and download them on to the
    > new PC
    >
    > Peter
    > Posting from Peter Rogers
    >
    > Replace NOSPAM with ntlworld to reply


    Peter - I suggested that already yesterday with caveats. Did you see my
    post?

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    - Andrew
     
    Andrew, Jun 3, 2006
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    Rob Lindauer Guest

    Andrew wrote:

    >
    > Peter - I suggested that already yesterday with caveats. Did you see my
    > post?
    >


    Golly, why would Peter want to suggest the same answer that Andrew had
    already posted, had Peter known about it?

    And why does Andrew want to call attention to the fact that two people
    gave the same answer?

    And does Andrew recognize that different news servers are at different
    states of update - i.e., that Andrew's answer may not have been visible
    to Peter at the time Peter wrote?

    Or maybe Peter responded to the question before looking at the entire
    string of replies. BFD.



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    Rob Lindauer, Jun 3, 2006
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    bjn Guest

    On Sat, 03 Jun 2006 18:30:48 GMT, Rob Lindauer <>
    wrote:

    >Andrew wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Peter - I suggested that already yesterday with caveats. Did you see my
    >> post?
    >>

    >
    >Golly, why would Peter want to suggest the same answer that Andrew had
    >already posted, had Peter known about it?
    >
    >And why does Andrew want to call attention to the fact that two people
    >gave the same answer?
    >
    >And does Andrew recognize that different news servers are at different
    >states of update - i.e., that Andrew's answer may not have been visible
    >to Peter at the time Peter wrote?
    >
    >Or maybe Peter responded to the question before looking at the entire
    >string of replies. BFD.



    Or maybe Peter, like most of the world, has Andrew on ignore.
     
    bjn, Jun 4, 2006
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    Andrew Guest

    bjn wrote:

    >
    > Or maybe Peter, like most of the world, has Andrew on ignore.


    Certainly possible! Just checking to make sure that I had thought my post
    made it originally.

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    - Andrew
     
    Andrew, Jun 4, 2006
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