Learn how to convert your older Quicken data file to work in your newer version of Quicken.
When you open your Quicken data file in a new version of Quicken, your data file is updated to work with the newer program's architecture. We call this converting your software.
You can also "convert" your data from Quicken for Windows to Quicken for Mac (or vice versa). Check out the bottom of this article for links to those steps.
If you are converting from a Quicken 2003 or older, it may be necessary to use an intermediate version in order to safely convert your data file. (more info).
The first time you open your data file in your new version of Quicken, it will ask to start the conversion process.
Instructions for importing from Quicken for Mac to Quicken for Windows can be found here.
Instructions for exporting from Quicken for Windows to Quicken for Mac can be found here.
If you're using Starter Edition now, but used Quicken Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business, or Rental Property Manager, your data file will not convert. Open your data file in a new version of Quicken by adding additional features.