You may not be able to "convert" your UK data to a US version;
but I think you can export your UK data to qif and import that
into a US version. Qif file export/import does not handle all
Quicken data and has its own little quirks, so one would have to
do a bit of work ... still, I don't see why anyone otherwise
willing to have their data "converted" to a US version - if it
were possible - couldn't switch to using the US version via qif
On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 21:16:05 GMT, "John Pollard"
I got a copy of Quicken 2006 Deluxe from the support folk at Intuit US
and have started playing with the QIF import/export option, but it's
VERY messy! Data is lost, there are problems with dates getting messed
up, data isn't exported properly, etc., etc. But I've found some
interesting tips on the net on different ways to do the conversion and
will be playing with those over the next few weeks.
In the meantime, I might even consider running the 2 versions
concurrently until I get the conversion to a point where I'm happy to
switch over to the US version completely...
The other "problem" with the US version is that a lot of the
functionality is very specific to US banking and investment practices.
It's an American product made for the American market and a lot of the
functionality is useless outside the USA (like online banking and
share price downloads) so you end up paying for functionality that you
can't use outside the USA. But, after a while you get used to being
treated like a third rate customer... It's standard practice here at
the bottom tip of Africa. I guess it comes down to the fact that it's
not worth spending money building products for small markets.
Unfortunately, at the moment there isn't any competition that's nearly
as good as Quicken - but it's getting there (and I'll jump ship when