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Use the Quicken to QuickBooks Conversion Tool

The Quicken Conversion Tool will assist with converting your Quicken file from an older release to the newer Quicken format which can then be read by QuickBooks Desktop.

Detailed instructions

Please see the steps below on how to download and use the Quicken to QuickBooks Conversion tool.  You do not need to run this tool if you are converting the same year or Quicken to the same year of QuickBooks.  For example, if you have your Quicken file in 2015 Quicken, and have QuickBooks Desktop 2015, you do not need to run the the tool, instead, see Converting data from Quicken to QuickBooks Desktop for more details.

If your QuickBooks Desktop year is newer than your Quicken version, you will need to run the tool below.  For example, if your Quicken file is in 2014 Quicken, and you just bought QuickBooks Desktop 2016, you will need to run the Quicken 2016 Converter tool below to convert your Quicken 2016 file to QuickBooks Desktop 2016 format.

Before you download

Make sure you don't have other installations of the tool.  If you do, remove them through your Control Panel and download the right one.

This will help eliminate any errors through the process.

  1. From the Start menu, type Programs and Features.
  2. Click on Programs and Features.
  3. Scroll down and look for Quicken Converter.
  4. If you see Quicken Converter listed, double-click on it.
  5. Follow the instructions to uninstall the Quicken Converter.
  6. If you see multiple listings of Quicken Converter, follow steps 1-5 above to remove them all before proceeding below.

Download the converter for what you need:

Use the Quicken to QuickBooks Conversion Tool
  1. Launch the Quicken Converter and click Next.
  2. Select I Accept the terms in the license agreement, and click Next.
  3. Click Next and then Install  to start the installation of the Quicken Converter.
  4. Select the Launch Quicken Converter and click Finish.
  5. Select I am transferring data from Quicken for Windows and click Get Started.
  6. Select Open a data file located on this computer and click Select File.
  7. Browse to select your Quicken file ( .QDF) file and click OK.
  8. Click Convert it! .
  9. Click OK.

    Click Save to save your new Quicken Data File (QDF) file.
  10. Click Exit.

Important: Your upgraded Quicken file (.QDF) is located in a folder named Q17Files, Q16Files, Q15Files, or Q14Files, which is in the same folder as your original Quicken file with the same name as your original Quicken file. Your Quicken file (.QDF) is now upgraded to the latest supported version of Quicken, and you can convert data from Quicken to QuickBooks.


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