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on the old computer
open quicken with the file you want to transfer
file /file operations / validate. ( this makes sure that you have a good file )
file / save a copy as
save it to a flash drive with a name you recognize
move that flash drive to the new computer
copy the file that you saved to my documents on the c drive of the new computer
open the quicken on the new computer
on the help menu make sure that it is updated to the latest release of that version
file / open
browse to my documents and select the file that you copied over
it should open right up.
so far, unable to enter data into 2nd computer/ don loaded ok from laptop.
have downloaded from old computer (laptop) to disk. placed disk in new computer (desk top) cannot find, not sure it downloaded. When I find a file with the name I gave, cannot download
just going to give up, use the laptop for my quicken program. Cannot get old comp to copy to disk this morning, thanks anyway. Have copied your instructions and when a daughter in law comes who knows computers will let her try.
Thanks for your help.
the easiest way to do it is with a usb flash drive they cost under 10 bucks at walmart or any place that sells computer supplies.
If you show my instructions to your daughter in law I am sure she will be able to do it in a few minutes. I will be happy to work with her if she has any problems or questions.
Its not the easiest or the best way but another way that might be easier for you would be to go to file / backup restore
and back up onto a disk or flash drive and then restore the file to the new quicken using
file / backup restore / restore
and restoring from the flash drive or disk that you created the backup file on