Installing old Quicken on new Computer


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David Mann

I had Quicken 98 de Luxe running on my old computer under windows98SE, with
no problems whatsoever. I have just bought a new computer which ises
Windows SP Home edition.

Had no problems installing this old version of Quicken on this new machine
but when opening the program I was asked to create new accounts. I was
expecting that simply restoring the data files from my backup disk would be
sufficient to enable to carry on where left off on the old machine but
apparently not so. Unfortunately I do not have the exact names of the
accounts on the old installation so am unable to create new accounts with
identical names. Is there any way I can extract the account setup details
from the old installation. I took the precaution of taking copy of my old
Windows 98 folder and also of the Quicken program files off the old computer
before disposing of it so I can easily refer to these if this will help

Can someone suggest what I should do to make my old accounts accessible? I
don't want to upgrade to a later version as I'm quite happy with the one I
have!

David Mann
 
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Al Reeve

David Mann said:
I had Quicken 98 de Luxe running on my old computer under windows98SE, with
no problems whatsoever. I have just bought a new computer which ises
Windows SP Home edition.

Had no problems installing this old version of Quicken on this new machine
but when opening the program I was asked to create new accounts. I was
expecting that simply restoring the data files from my backup disk would be
sufficient to enable to carry on where left off on the old machine but
apparently not so. Unfortunately I do not have the exact names of the
accounts on the old installation so am unable to create new accounts with
identical names. Is there any way I can extract the account setup details
from the old installation. I took the precaution of taking copy of my old
Windows 98 folder and also of the Quicken program files off the old computer
before disposing of it so I can easily refer to these if this will help

Can someone suggest what I should do to make my old accounts accessible? I
don't want to upgrade to a later version as I'm quite happy with the one I
have!

David Mann
Hope I can get this right. As you have done a new istall of Q98 on your new
PC it has no idea about your existing accounts. By default it will ask you
to create a new set. At this stage you have to tell it NO I don't want to
make a new set. Q98 should then sit there with just the menu bar across the
top and no account open. If you now goto file / open you will get a browser
window which will allow you to navigate to the backup of your old quicken
directory that you backed up from your old machine. This assumes that the
folder is directly readable, if not, restore or expand it to a different
place, NOT IT'S ORIGINAL. If you did not change the defaults in your old
Q98 you will now see a file that you can open. That hopefully should be you
quiken file.

Sorry it's not written very clearly, hope you can make head to tail of it.

Al Reeve
 
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ChrisJ9876

From: "David Mann" (e-mail address removed)
Date: 02/06/2005 7:59 AM Eastern Standard Time
Message-id: <[email protected]>

I had Quicken 98 de Luxe running on my old computer under windows98SE, with
no problems whatsoever. I have just bought a new computer which ises
Windows SP Home edition.

Had no problems installing this old version of Quicken on this new machine
but when opening the program I was asked to create new accounts. I was
expecting that simply restoring the data files from my backup disk would be
sufficient to enable to carry on where left off on the old machine but
apparently not so. Unfortunately I do not have the exact names of the
accounts on the old installation so am unable to create new accounts with
identical names. Is there any way I can extract the account setup details
from the old installation. I took the precaution of taking copy of my old
Windows 98 folder and also of the Quicken program files off the old computer
before disposing of it so I can easily refer to these if this will help

Can someone suggest what I should do to make my old accounts accessible? I
don't want to upgrade to a later version as I'm quite happy with the one I
have!

David Mann
Click on "File" in the toolbar, then click "open" and point it to the data file
that you restored, the one that has the ,qdf extension. Once you've opened it
this way, then next time you start Quicken, it will know where it is.
 
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David Mann

Al Reeve said:
Hope I can get this right. As you have done a new istall of Q98 on your
new
PC it has no idea about your existing accounts. By default it will ask
you
to create a new set. At this stage you have to tell it NO I don't want to
make a new set. Q98 should then sit there with just the menu bar across
the
top and no account open. If you now goto file / open you will get a
browser
window which will allow you to navigate to the backup of your old quicken
directory that you backed up from your old machine. This assumes that the
folder is directly readable, if not, restore or expand it to a different
place, NOT IT'S ORIGINAL. If you did not change the defaults in your old
Q98 you will now see a file that you can open. That hopefully should be
you
quiken file.

Sorry it's not written very clearly, hope you can make head to tail of it.

Al Reeve

Thanks Al, It worked a dream!
David Mann
 
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David Mann

ChrisJ9876 said:
Click on "File" in the toolbar, then click "open" and point it to the data
file
that you restored, the one that has the ,qdf extension. Once you've opened
it
this way, then next time you start Quicken, it will know where it is.


Thanks Chris. I'm all sorted now.

David Mann
 

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