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Quicken Backup/files to QuickBooks?


Hi,
I am running Quicken 2001 Deluxe, and did a backup which I sent to my accountant. He says that he tried importing my files into "15 different versions" of QuickBooks, and it (1) gave him an error and (2) deleted my files!
Is there any way that he can import my backup files into QuickBooks? Or, if that's not possible, is there any way to get my Quicken files to him?
Thanks in advance, Jim
Reply to
ohaya

P.S. My Quicken version says "Release R3". Also, if my post should go to the QuickBooks newsgroup, please let me know.
Thanks, Jim
Reply to
ohaya

As a shot, are the years of BOTH Quicken and Quickbooks he tried the same? Read the thread:
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Andrew

Hi,
All he said is that he tried "15" versions. I'll have to ask if he tried QB 2001 or 2002 among those.
Thanks, Jim
Reply to
ohaya

Your best bet is probably to just send him whatever Quicken reports he needs. I would think that the following would suffice: 1) the "canned" (pre-defined, came with Quicken) Income & Expense report 2) the canned Net Worth report 3) a "Transactions subtotaled by category" report (this one might be BIG).
Unlike Quickbooks, Quicken doesn't have an "Accountant's Copy" feature, wherein he could make adjusting entries and send them back to you
db
Reply to
danbrown

Dan,
I have a copy of Quicken 2005 that should be arriving, hopefully in a few days. According to my accountant, he thinks he should be able to import files from Quicken 2005. So, I was wondering, will I be able to import the files from my Quicken 2001 into Quicken 2005, then if I backup the Quicken 2005 files, will he then be able to use those (2005) files?
Thanks, Jim
Reply to
ohaya

I stand corrected. The following is from quickbooks.com:
Q: Can I import my data from Quicken=AE? A: Yes, you can with QuickBooks: Pro, Premier and Enterprise Solutions. You can directly convert data from Quicken and Quicken Home and Business Editions '98 through 2006 (older editions require some additional steps). QuickBooks provides detailed step-by-step instructions for the entire conversion process.
*-*-* Q 2005 can import your Q 2001 data file and convert it to 2005-format. The question seems to be what QB version your accountant has ... since it would seem that the versions referenced on the QB web site should be able to read your Q 2001 data file.
db
Reply to
danbrown

Hi,
I spoke to him yesterday (tough thing to do at this time of the year :)!), and he apparently has the latest QB. He clarified that when he said "15" version, he tried Pro, Premier, etc. but for the same year.
I think that he just might now know HOW to do the import, or doesn't want to bother at this time of year. I'll try the Quicken 2005 thing, and see if that makes it easier. Other than than, it's printout time, because I'm not going to go buy new versions of Quicken just for a once-a-year event...
Jim
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ohaya

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