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Has anyone successfully converted their Quicken for Mac to Windows?

869 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2012 5:40 PM by RaleighEric RSS
Ralphjh Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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Oct 12, 2011 3:20 PM

If so, how did you do it?


I am trying to import a QIF file created by Quicken 2002 for Mac to Quicken 2008 running in Widows XP in Parallels Desktop without success.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iPhone 3G
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,570 points)

    You should ask Quicken questions on the Quicken support site. In fact they have a FAQ about converting Quicken for Mac files to Quicken for Windows. Here is what Quicken has to say about it: en-for-windows/GEN82367.html

  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,670 points)

    The Quicken forums are here: 


    While we're all Mac users here, we're not all Quicken users, therefore you'll have a better chance at getting a soltuion by posting there, as Apple Communities only provide support for Apple products.

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,570 points)

    It is a good thing it is your last word. We tried to help you by offering suggestions. You in response attack us. It only is common sense to post Quicken, Windows, XP, etc. questions in the forums where the respective experts hang out. Would you ask an Apple question in the XP forums? I suspect that if you did you would helpfully be advised to ask your Apple question in the Apple forums.


    Your question is Quicken related. It is not an Apple, XP, Windows, Parallels, etc. question. So I reiterate that you should seek expert advice from the Quicken experts at the Quicken site.

  • Judee C Calculating status...

    I'm with Ralphjh. I need to know the exact same thing and have gone to the Intuit website which does indeed give outdated information on converting Quicken for Mac to Quicken for Windows. I don't want to invest in both Windows for Mac and another version of Quicken only to find out the data import is inadequate. Of course the Intuit website tells you it will work, but I want to know if it *really* does from someone who has done it!

  • RaleighEric Calculating status...

    Ralph, Judee, after much frustration, I finally succeeded in converting my Quicken for Mac 2007 data to a (whisper) Windows Quicken 2012 data file:


    From Quicken for Mac, export to .QIF using "selected items," creating a separate .QIF file for each item (categories, accounts, transactions, etc.). I only exported those three.


    In Quicken for PC, import each .QIF individually. The order I imported was (1) accounts, (2) categories, and (3) transactions.


    Hope this helps!


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