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Migrating Quicken from Windows to OS/X

By DC_GUY ·
I have an old Windows 98 laptop with no ethernet card and no CD burner. I will soon be getting my wife's old G4 Powerbook with no floppy drive, running Jaguar. It's got MS Office, so I know if all else fails I can just e-mail my Word and Excel Windows files as attachments and they will open just fine on the Mac, we've already done that a hundred times. But I don't know about Quicken, which we haven't installed on the Mac yet. Does anyone know whether the Mac version of Quicken is as adept at opening and converting a Windows format file as MS Office for Mac is? Then there's the file size. It would be an ungainly e-mail attachment for my dirt-cheap dial-up ISP: the backup fills four floppies. If I get a friend to transcribe the four floppies to a CD-WR, will I end up with a single file or four pieces? Will the Mac be able to read a Quicken file in Windows backup format? Thanks!

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Migrating Quicken from Wi ...

you will get back one big file from your buddy with cd-rw. have him burn your cd in iso 9660 format then your osx can read it...i don't know if quicken will translate it. you can always export stuff from quicken in delimited file format to get it into new version...i would check it out at www.intuit.com

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by DC_GUY In reply to Migrating Quicken from Wi ...

Thanks Sarge. I appreciate your quick and lucid reply.

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