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How does one recover Quicken data from a hard drive without the original computer?

How does one recover Quicken data from a hard drive without the original computer?

I have a hard drive with Windows XP and Quicken 2008 from an old computer that is not available. Naturally, this drive will not boot on the new hardware. However, I can access the files from the new Windows 7 machine that has Quicken 2010. Since I can't do an export from Quicken 2008, how do I make the files available for the Quicken 2010 setup?

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If you're asking how to get the files off the old drive and on to the new one without booting from the old one, then the answer is to either install the drive in the new machine as a secondary drive, or to buy a cheap USB to IDE / SATA enclosure and gain access to the old files that way. If you're asking how to find the specific files for Quicken 2008 once the old drive is loaded, I imagine the Quicken site might be able to tell you what the default file location is. If you're asking how to convert the files to the new format, I don't see how Quicken 2008 could have an Export feature to a software version that didn't exist when it was written. Most likely Quicken 2010 has an Import feature you will use.