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Cannot Convert Quicken Data File

Updated: 5/07/2012 | Article ID: GEN82748

Why can’t I convert my file?

Quicken Starter Edition does not support all the features and accounts found in other versions of the product. Because of this, data created in other versions of Quicken cannot be used in Starter Edition.  For example, Quicken thinks you're trying to downgrade your product from Deluxe or Premier to Starter Edition.

What do I do now?

  • To continue using your existing Quicken data...
    Purchase a version of Quicken that can convert your existing data file. You can continue installing Starter Edition now and then choose Upgrade Quicken from Help to purchase a different version.
  • To start over with a new data file...
    If you don’t mind starting fresh with Starter Edition, continue the installation to create a new data file. Please note that your old data will not be available.
  • To continue using your existing version of Quicken...
    If you do not want to upgrade to Starter Edition, click Cancel. Starter Edition will not be installed and you can continue using your existing version of Quicken.
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