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Error: Failed to load the QDB.DLL converting from Quicken to QuickBooks
While converting a Quicken file to QuickBooks receive following error:
Failed to load the QDB.DLL. If you are running Quicken please exit Quicken and try again. Otherwise please restart Windows. If the problem persists, contact Intuit technical support.
How to fix it
Check the Quicken file name for any special characters:
Check the Quicken file name for Special Characters (&, -, #).
If a backup file, rename to companyname.qdf. (Remove the -backup found after the qdf extension).
Rename the file without any spaces or special characters.
Open the file in Quicken.
Close the Quicken program.
Try to convert the file with QuickBooks.
From the QuickBooks File menu, select Utilities>Convert>From Quicken.
Return to Quicken and open the file that you are attempting to convert.
Ensure that Quicken is at the latest release (
Online menu > One Step Update
Perform a super validate on the Quicken file
Press and hold
on the keyboard throughout this entire procedure
From the Quicken
, and then choose
Select the file to validate from the
Validate Quicken File
A progress indicator appears, with the message
Super validating file
can be released once the super validating begins
Move file to local drive:
Create a copy of the Quicken file
File > File Operations > Copy
Put the copy of the Quicken file on a local drive
Ensure that QuickBooks is at the latest release
Attempt to convert the copy of the Quicken file to QuickBooks again (
File > Utilities > Convert > From Quicken...
KB ID# SLN43559
8/27/2016 7:24:52 PM
PPRDQSSWS403 9132 Pro 2016 0fdff5