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File transfer problem

by pcmaven / November 5, 2004 3:56 AM PST

I need to transfer a Quicken 4 data file (qdata.qdt) from my old desktop PC's HDD (Windows 98SE, USB 1.1)to my new notebook's HDD(Windows XP Home, USB 2.0). File size exceeds 1.44MB floppy's capacity. Old PC has no CD-RW capability because of older BIOS. Can anyone suggest a method to overcome this handicap? All suggestions gladly welcomed. Thanks!

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Several suggestions.
by Kees Bakker / November 5, 2004 4:35 AM PST
In reply to: File transfer problem


1. Zip the file (using winzip or some freeware equivalent; most even span diskettes when even the zipped version is more than 1.44 Mb)
2. Find a file split utility (they range from simple to luxe, all free), copy the parts via diskette, than unsplit.
3. Email the file to yourself (goes faster when zipped, but if you've got broadband it's not worth the trouble).

And to repeat a recurring item: may I ask how you made a backup of this file during the years you used it? If you never did so, you're very lucky you still have it. Better study the cd-/dvd-burning capabilities of your new pc before your luck runs out!


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Re: Several suggestions.
by pcmaven / November 6, 2004 9:06 AM PST
In reply to: Several suggestions.


Thank you for your excellent suggestions. I believe #1 is the most practical solution. FYI, I have repeatedly backed up this data to floppies (2) over the years using the backup program in Quicken 4. As you may have guessed, my intent is to import this file into MS Money on my notebook and then convert it into Money's file format.


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