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Transferring A Quicken File From One Mac To another

Updated: 8/11/2011 | Article ID: GEN82725

  1. On the old computer, open the Quicken file you want to move.
  2. Go to File, select Save a Copy, and save the file to your desktop.
  3. Compress the file using a compression tool, such as StuffIt Expander.
  4. Copy the file onto a CD or flash drive.
  5. On the new computer, copy the file you saved in the previous step to your hard drive.
  6. Unstuff the file using StuffIt Expander.
  7. Open the latest version of the Quicken program.
  8. Go to File, and select Restore Backup. Then, select the file and restore it.

Alternate method

  1. On the old computer, open the Quicken file you want to move.
  2. Go to File, select Export, then QIF.
  3. Change the default name (optional) and then save the QIF file to your desktop.
  4. Copy the file onto a CD or flash drive.
  5. On the new computer, copy the file you saved in the previous step to your hard drive.
  6. Open Quicken on the new computer and go to File> New > File.
  7. Select the location where you want to save the data file.
  8. Click cancel if you see the account assistant.
  9. Open the latest version of Quicken. Go to File, select Import, and then QIF.
  10. Select the QIF file and click Open to import it into Quicken.
 
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