Conversion Quicken03>Money04>Quicken04


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Bill Saxon

For those who wanted me to post the success of this approach for a
corrupted but unfixable by normal mortals Quicken data file.

It does work, with some rather weird results, that are nevertheless
ones that can be lived with. The conversion to Money went very
smoothly and nearly flawlessly. Converting the file back to Quicken
got a little bumpy. I am happy to be back to Quicken on balance.
 
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Hank Arnold

Oh oh....... Be advised that you are now on the "Intuit Lackey" list.....
Be prepared for some flaming.....

;-)
 
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Rick Hess

Bill Saxon said:
For those who wanted me to post the success of this approach for a
corrupted but unfixable by normal mortals Quicken data file.

It does work, with some rather weird results, that are nevertheless
ones that can be lived with. The conversion to Money went very
smoothly and nearly flawlessly. Converting the file back to Quicken
got a little bumpy. I am happy to be back to Quicken on balance.

Thanks for posting back on this; I was wondering how it went. It's good to
know that $ might be able to read (and thus assist in recovering) a Q file
that's unreadable by Q. Ironic!!! But I'll take/recommend that option
should the same ever happen to me/others.
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Rick Hess
New Orleans
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Tom Putnam

Bill, can you write up what the original problem was and your solution to
the problem so I can post it as an FAQ on the Quicken Users Group on MSN
Groups? That way others who have the same situation may learn/profit from
your experience.

Tom
 
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Bill Saxon

Rick Hess said:
Thanks for posting back on this; I was wondering how it went. It's good to
know that $ might be able to read (and thus assist in recovering) a Q file
that's unreadable by Q. Ironic!!! But I'll take/recommend that option
should the same ever happen to me/others.
Glad to Tom... I just noticed this message.

I began using Q in 1994. About a year ago I noticed that my data file
was getting quite large, but wasn't too concerned because I had plenty
of speed and space on the computer. I checked it again in a few
months when things began to slow down. It had about doubled in size.

When it reached 150 or so MB and was growing by 20 or so Meg a month I
decided something had to be done and set about to use the
Export/Import of QIF files to create a new data file.

It is my understanding, as gotten out of Q support by the hardest,
that is data corruption with age is a problem with both Q and MM.I
struggled with this for about a month or so and it was simply beyond
me .......... even with considerable help on this Group, especially
John Pollard.

In desperation I tried a trial from MS Money and the data converted
great. But I just didn't like Money and after a few months decided to
see if I could convert back to Q. I got Q04 and converted back with a
few glitches and the file was reduced to about 6 Meg.

Some transfers had to be rooted out and fixed. Categories needed some
work and still aren't as they should be, and there will probably be
some more things that crop up, particularly in the Investment area.
There are weird things like in some registers all the type is grayed
out even though entirely functional.

By and large however I am glad to be back to the convenience of paying
bills directly through Checkfree rather than going through an MS
Billpay website, being able to download my visa charges directly
rather than going to a website etc, etc and having a Portfolio window
that consistently shows how much various securities and portfolios
went up and down daily. Plus a few other things like the hand holding
that MS Money insists on doing. Q is bad about deciding Daddy knows
best, but MM is worse.

In all honestly I must say that MM has a great Support setup. They
promptly reply by Email and are readily available by phone without the
credit card business. If the first line can't handle it you are
quickly escalated to someone that can. And the help is there whether
it be data conversion or anything else.

Hope this helps any other lost souls out there.
 

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