I didnt give up on you.. I apologize for the long delay.. I had to purchase a new laptop as the one i was using finally died.. Took a few days to find a replacement..
Before we continue, i would just like to suggest that i could help you contact quicken, and have then convert the files to the newest format.. ( for a fee)
Now.. a little info about quicken..
Theres a standard reason why quicken files wont upgrade easily after years roll by, quicken is a business, they want you to buy their products, they make sure to change file formats every few years, and the conversion tools never work on programs that are far younger.. Will they admit that they do this intentionally, no.. But its the nature of a software business like quicken who has the market cornered with no real competitors..
Now onto fixing your issue.. You said you had a version of 2000 with your data intact..
The problem we are having is your other version of quicken is too old, and it doesnt want to upconvert like it should,.. Quicken 2000 is slightly newer i believe.. And that one may convert directly to 2009, ive read a few people that have done so successfully..
Lets re-direct our efforts there..
on the computer with quicken 2000, you should have these file extensions
You will need to copy all the files with those extensions on the quicken 2000 containing computer..... Onto the quicken 2009 contaning computer..
Then, make sure the files are in the same folder
as quicken 2009
Then, do not open quicken 2009, go into the folder you just deposited the older files, and double click on the QDF file..
It should open quicken 2009, and start the conversion / load itself..
Let me know how this comes along..