Moving 2002 to new computer.


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Traveling

Ready to upgrade my laptop. Need to migrate Quicken 2002 to new laptop.
My plan is:

Install from CD on new computer.

copy all quicken files ,*.npc,qdf,qel,qph,qsd,qtx

Are they the only files I need to migrate to the new PC??

Are there posted instructions somewhere for this procedure?

Any suggestions?
 
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Notan

Traveling said:
Ready to upgrade my laptop. Need to migrate Quicken 2002 to new laptop.
My plan is:

Install from CD on new computer.

copy all quicken files ,*.npc,qdf,qel,qph,qsd,qtx

Are they the only files I need to migrate to the new PC??

Are there posted instructions somewhere for this procedure?

Any suggestions?
With the exception of *.npc, all you need to do, as you
suggested, is copy the other 5 files to your new Quicken
directory/folder.

Notan
 
M

mfa

Of course it's always a good idea to make an "official" account backup
to a different storage media, too, before you do this.
 
T

Traveling

Thanks, I wanted to be sure all my settings, connections, pin vaults etc
were included in those files.
 
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John Pollard

Traveling said:
Ready to upgrade my laptop. Need to migrate Quicken 2002 to new
laptop. My plan is:

Install from CD on new computer.

copy all quicken files ,*.npc,qdf,qel,qph,qsd,qtx

Are they the only files I need to migrate to the new PC??

Are there posted instructions somewhere for this procedure?

Any suggestions?
Your approach sounds basically right to me.

You might let Quicken help you determine which files you need.
Create a new folder specifically for a Quicken backup. Backup
your current Quicken file(set) to the newly created folder. At
that point, every file in that folder should be migrated to your
new laptop.

If you use Quicken's Home Inventory feature, you will have to
make a separate effort to get your Home Inventory to your new
computer. Your Home Inventory file could be anywhere on your pc
(it does not have to be in the same folder with your regular
Quicken data fileset); you can find out where it is by opening
Quicken, then going to Home Inventory, opening the File menu and
looking at the bottom of the drop down, in the recently used
file list, for the full name of the Home Inventory file.

You can select "Backup" from the Home Inventory File menu and
backup your inventory file to the same folder you backed up your
Quicken fileset (though it is a bit more cumbersome that the
Quicken backup); or you can use Windows Explorer's copy feature.
 
T

Traveling

Good idea.


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Thanks

Traveling


John Pollard said:
Your approach sounds basically right to me.

You might let Quicken help you determine which files you need.
Create a new folder specifically for a Quicken backup. Backup
your current Quicken file(set) to the newly created folder. At
that point, every file in that folder should be migrated to your
new laptop.

If you use Quicken's Home Inventory feature, you will have to
make a separate effort to get your Home Inventory to your new
computer. Your Home Inventory file could be anywhere on your pc
(it does not have to be in the same folder with your regular
Quicken data fileset); you can find out where it is by opening
Quicken, then going to Home Inventory, opening the File menu and
looking at the bottom of the drop down, in the recently used
file list, for the full name of the Home Inventory file.

You can select "Backup" from the Home Inventory File menu and
backup your inventory file to the same folder you backed up your
Quicken fileset (though it is a bit more cumbersome that the
Quicken backup); or you can use Windows Explorer's copy feature.
 
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Han

Ready to upgrade my laptop. Need to migrate Quicken 2002 to new laptop.
My plan is:

Install from CD on new computer.

copy all quicken files ,*.npc,qdf,qel,qph,qsd,qtx

Are they the only files I need to migrate to the new PC??

Are there posted instructions somewhere for this procedure?

Any suggestions?
Not mentioned before:

I VERY STRONGLY SUGGEST that you do a one-step update after installing from
the original CD, BEFORE loading your data. There have been years that
there was a format change in one of the Revisions (my Q2002 is Revision
R2). If so, the newer format of the data files that you have on the old
machine might dumbfound the installation of the unpatched version on the
new machine.
 
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Traveling

Good idea


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Thanks

Traveling



Han said:
Not mentioned before:

I VERY STRONGLY SUGGEST that you do a one-step update after installing from
the original CD, BEFORE loading your data. There have been years that
there was a format change in one of the Revisions (my Q2002 is Revision
R2). If so, the newer format of the data files that you have on the old
machine might dumbfound the installation of the unpatched version on the
new machine.
 

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