Transfer to new computer


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lanman

I recently purchased a new computer which has no floppy drive. My old
computer has only a floppy drive and a CD (read-only) drive. I also
recently upgraded to QHB-2008 since my bank no longer will support
QHB-2005.

I'd like to know which files from QHB-2005 I must bring over to
QHB-2008 in order to complete the setup/upgrade on the new PC. I was
planning to zip them up and e-mail them to myself, and then download
them to the new PC.

Alternatively I've considered getting an external USB floppy drive so
I can setup from my last floppy backup, but after setting up the new
PC I'd no longer have any use for the USB floppy - so that's seems a
waste of money.

Just wondering if there's an easier way. TIA...



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Laura

lanman said:
I recently purchased a new computer which has no floppy drive. My old
computer has only a floppy drive and a CD (read-only) drive. I also
recently upgraded to QHB-2008 since my bank no longer will support
QHB-2005.

I'd like to know which files from QHB-2005 I must bring over to
QHB-2008 in order to complete the setup/upgrade on the new PC. I was
planning to zip them up and e-mail them to myself, and then download
them to the new PC.

Alternatively I've considered getting an external USB floppy drive so
I can setup from my last floppy backup, but after setting up the new
PC I'd no longer have any use for the USB floppy - so that's seems a
waste of money.

Just wondering if there's an easier way. TIA...
How about using a USB flash drive?

I copied the entire Quicken data folder and BACKUP folder to the USB flash
drive as a means of transfering them to my other computer. Once on the new
computer I just used the File>>open option to open up the file. Since you
will be upgrading to a new version, Quicken will make a backup file when it
converts your file to the new format.

If you don't want to move all of the files just look for the Quicken data
folder (mine is in My Documents). If your file is called {qdata} then move
all of the files that begin with {qdata}. You should have 5-7 files
depending on the features you use.
 
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lanman

How about using a USB flash drive?

I copied the entire Quicken data folder and BACKUP folder to the USB flash
drive as a means of transfering them to my other computer. Once on the new
computer I just used the File>>open option to open up the file. Since you
will be upgrading to a new version, Quicken will make a backup file when it
converts your file to the new format.

If you don't want to move all of the files just look for the Quicken data
folder (mine is in My Documents). If your file is called {qdata} then move
all of the files that begin with {qdata}. You should have 5-7 files
depending on the features you use.
I tried using a flash drive, but for some reason it didn't work. My
old computer only had USB 1.0, and I'm not sure if that had anything
to do with it. I ended up borrowing an external floppy drive from a
friend, so the problem is solved. Thanks for your response.

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Laura

lanman said:
I tried using a flash drive, but for some reason it didn't work. My
old computer only had USB 1.0, and I'm not sure if that had anything
to do with it. I ended up borrowing an external floppy drive from a
friend, so the problem is solved. Thanks for your response.
glad you found a solution. Yes, using a new USB flash drive may/may not work
on older computers. Sometimes you have to install drivers to get it them to
work. Your external floppy was a good alternative.
 

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