Q2005/Mac can't open Q2001/Mac accounts file?


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edward

I'm setting up a new Mac mini. I've been using Q2001 on my old Mac. The
new Mac came with Q2005 preinstalled, and I'd rather not install Mac
Classic, so I figured I'd use Q2005 for a while. But when I try to
import the accounts file I copied from the old Mac, it doesn't work.
First it doesn't even want to try -- the old file has no file name
extension and heaven knows what creator and type, as I haven't learned
what I need under OSX to see that info. I added an extension like new
Quicken files have, but then Quicken says "this is not a Quicken file".

Is there anything obvious I'm missing before I dive in deeper?

Edward
 
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Thomas Healy

I'm setting up a new Mac mini. I've been using Q2001 on my old Mac. The
new Mac came with Q2005 preinstalled, and I'd rather not install Mac
Classic, so I figured I'd use Q2005 for a while. But when I try to
import the accounts file I copied from the old Mac, it doesn't work.
First it doesn't even want to try -- the old file has no file name
extension and heaven knows what creator and type, as I haven't learned
what I need under OSX to see that info. I added an extension like new
Quicken files have, but then Quicken says "this is not a Quicken file".

Is there anything obvious I'm missing before I dive in deeper?

Edward
The type is "BDAT", the creator is "INTU." You can check this with Bare
Bones Software's Super GetInfo, which also allows you to change type and
creator if it's wrong.

I have no trouble converting a Quicken 2001 file (without an extension) to
Quicken 2005 (it's automatic); however, that is with Quicken 2001 for OSX.
If you can still open the file on your old computer with Q2001, you might
try saving a copy, with all transactions to see if a new copy will be read
OK by Q2005 on the Mini.
 

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