9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2007 6:01 PM by Ricktoronto
golfer34110 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Any experience as to how to transfer Quicken data files from PC to Quicken for Mac.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • RichardF Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    I would recommend sticking with the PC version of Quicken since it is far superior to the Mac version. Instead of buying the Mac version buy Parallels Desktop and install Windows and PC Quicken. If you already have an XP disk this route will not cost any more and provides greater satisfaction. At least in my opinion.
  • JuanjoB Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I am by no means a power QB users but I have moved my files over to the Mac. My Mac came with a free full version of QB 2006 for Mac (not the PRO version) and I ported all of my files over. One note of caution, if you will be exchanging files with accountants and the such, they will need QB 2006 for PC or Mac in order for the sharing to work. QB Mac 2006 to anything else prior will NOT work.

  • Stuart1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I had been very reluctant to move from Quicken PC to Mac, but did it about a week ago. Not that difficult, other than you'll have to re-enter online payees and scheduled transactions, and maybe a few other things. It did not lose data, though, and the Mac version works fine. No regrets.
  • Kaleb Rutherford Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Quicken on the mac is still not even a Universal App. I suggest dumping the software for something else or just sticking to it on Windows.

    My accountant absolutely hates Quicken and tells me about all the mistakes it makes consistently.
  • Marc Feldesman Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
    The PC and Mac versions do not use the same file structure, nor are they feature compatible. I've been using Quicken for more than 12 years (all on a PC). I wouldn't even consider the Mac version. This is why Parallels exists. Parallels lets me run the PC version of Quicken and preserve everything I've spent so long and hard accumulating. I don't ever see convergence between the Mac and the PC version (the Mac version was a complete afterthought) and so I'm happy I have Parallels to solve my problem. The good news is that Turbo Tax for Mac is identical to TT for the PC so files can move back and forth with impunity.

    My advice is to stay away from Mac Quicken unless you're just starting, or only have a few years' of data. Anything else and you're asking for disaster. JMHO.
  • flying point Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Let me echo the earlier comment -- stick with Quicken Windows via Parallels. I tried to move, but it just wasn't working out. But Parallels and Quicken have been great.
  • Stuart1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I've now been using Quicken Mac for nearly two months. No problems whatsoever. Not sure why others are so critical of how it performs on a Mac.
  • Ricktoronto Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
    Read CAREFULLY the info from Intuit. Much info and transactions especially securities do not transfer over. You'd think a QIF is a QIF, not so. I gave up thinking about the move and use Parallels with Quicken for Windows. I cannot lose 14 years of data.