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Emmy

Hello all,

I just installed Quicken 2003 in my new computer which runs Windows XP. I
made copies of the data from the Quicken 2000 program in my old computer.

I have tried unsuccessfully 6 times to install these files but to no avail.

Could someone give me easy to understand step by step instructions on how to
do transfer these files from a CD into 2003?

Thank you so much,
Emmy
 
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Laura

Emmy said:
Hello all,

I just installed Quicken 2003 in my new computer which runs Windows XP. I
made copies of the data from the Quicken 2000 program in my old computer.

I have tried unsuccessfully 6 times to install these files but to no
avail.

Could someone give me easy to understand step by step instructions on how
to do transfer these files from a CD into 2003?

Thank you so much,
Emmy
I'm not sure what you mean by install these files but try these steps:

Open up My Computer and navigate to the CD.
Copy the Quicken files to your hard drive into some place like "My
Documents".
Navigate to the copied file. right click on it, select Properties and
uncheck the Read-only box.
Now open up Quicken 2003.
Select File>>Open and navigate to the file in My Documents.
Click okay.

This should force Quicken to convert the file from the 2000 format into the
2003 format for you.
 
E

Emmy

Thank you Laura, I'll try your suggestion.

Emmy
Laura said:
I'm not sure what you mean by install these files but try these steps:

Open up My Computer and navigate to the CD.
Copy the Quicken files to your hard drive into some place like "My
Documents".
Navigate to the copied file. right click on it, select Properties and
uncheck the Read-only box.
Now open up Quicken 2003.
Select File>>Open and navigate to the file in My Documents.
Click okay.

This should force Quicken to convert the file from the 2000 format into
the 2003 format for you.
 
B

Bernie

Hello all,

I just installed Quicken 2003 in my new computer which runs Windows XP. I
made copies of the data from the Quicken 2000 program in my old computer.

I have tried unsuccessfully 6 times to install these files but to no avail.

Could someone give me easy to understand step by step instructions on how to
do transfer these files from a CD into 2003?

Thank you so much,
Emmy
In Quicken 2000, use Quicken's Backup to backup your data to the CD.
In Quicken 2003, Restore the backup file from your CD.

Bernie
 
E

Emmy

My friends does not have a burner in his old computer. I took his floppies
and burned the data to a cd so he could use that but Quicken did not accept
the files. I tried to have him do what Laura suggested but that didn't
work either. He managed to get as far as going to My Documents and clicking
ok but it just referred him back to My Documents.

He is trying to resign to the fact that he may have to add over 600 items
manually - he's not a happy camper. I have done all I know to do for him.

Anyone have any other suggestions? Or maybe could someone give their phone
number and tell me the best time to call. I could go over to his house,
call you
and see if you can troubleshoot this? I live in San Francisco, Ca so I am
on PDT (it is now 11:13 AM)

Thanks again,
Emmy
 
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Laura

I would try making a back up copy and restoring it on the new machine, Maybe
you missed a file in the process of burning the files.
 
E

Emmy

This is what is listed in My Documents: (The 2 floppies are named A & A 1)

A

Q3 Dir
Q Data 2 QB1

A 1

Q3 Dir
Q Data 2 QB 2
My Taxes SBR
TO 3

Don't know if this helps any.

Emmy
 
L

Laura

Are these folder or file names? What you need to find is the main quicken
file that has a qdf extension. There several other files that go with that
main file. These are the ones that you need to copy to the floppy or CD.
 
J

John Pollard

Emmy said:
This is what is listed in My Documents: (The 2 floppies are
named A
& A 1)
A

Q3 Dir
Q Data 2 QB1

A 1

Q3 Dir
Q Data 2 QB 2
My Taxes SBR
TO 3

Don't know if this helps any.
It has been a while since I had to think about this, but I think
that what you have is a Quicken file contained in multiple
backup files created by Quicken in order to span multiple floppy
disks (QDATA.QB1 and QDATA.QB2, etc.) that can only be
"restored" from their backup media.
 
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Laura

John Pollard said:
It has been a while since I had to think about this, but I think that what
you have is a Quicken file contained in multiple backup files created by
Quicken in order to span multiple floppy disks (QDATA.QB1 and QDATA.QB2,
etc.) that can only be "restored" from their backup media.
Good catch.

If that is the case then I would do another backup but this time do it to
the hard drive first. Then burn those files intact to a CD. This will
eliminate the spanning of multiple floppies issue.
 
A

Andrew

Just a thought, but can you email yourself the files va. having to
burn/restore from a CD and twiddle with the settings? Depends how big the
sum of the data files are I suppose.
 
B

Bernie

OK, then instead of backing up to diskettes or a CD, create a new
directory on the harddrive on the old machine. Have Quicken make a
Backup to that directory. Then e-mail that directory to the new
machine. (You can even zip the directory before e-mailing and unzip on
the receiving end). Once you have the directory on the new harddrive
you should be able to do a Quicken restore.
 
E

Emmy

Thank you all for the advice and tips. I had no idea it would be this
complicated. I am not a computer guru to begin with and this project has
become too
intense for me. I think I will let him enter all his data manually.

Again thank you.
Emmy
 
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A

Andrew

Emmy said:
Thank you all for the advice and tips. I had no idea it would be this
complicated. I am not a computer guru to begin with and this project
has become too
intense for me. I think I will let him enter all his data manually.

Again thank you.
Emmy
Emily - I strongly urge you to relax and re-think the idea of having him
RE-ENTER all the data. The options people mentioned here are not too
ominous, and in fact, aren't Quicken specific in most (if not all the
suggestions), but are rather typical ways to move data from one machine to
the other. Why not try to find someone in your area to help you in person
if you can't figure it out yourself? Retyping data is NOT what productivity
aids like Q and PCs are supposed to make you do!!
 
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