Can Moneydance data on a Mac be imported to Moneydance Windows?

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Dan Bernstein

28 Feb, 2021 01:03 AM

I'm a CPA. My client has been using Quicken on a very old Mac. I imported annually to prepare there income tax returns. Does Moneydance allow for imports from Mac version to Windows version? Can you provide a write up?

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 28 Feb, 2021 01:29 AM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    The data sets are the same on each system you can move a data set from any platform to another and just open it. No conversion, no importing.

  2. 2 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 28 Feb, 2021 06:35 AM

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    I concur. Just copy the *.moneydance file/folder and ensure you do file/preferences again.

    (Not support, just a fellow user)

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ethan on 28 Feb, 2021 01:18 PM

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    More detailed instructions can be found at: While those instructions are about moving to a new computer, I believe they would generally fit the situation you describe as well, where you move one's data file to a different computer just once a year.

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  4. 4 Posted by avp2 on 12 Mar, 2021 08:27 PM

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    My main home machine is a Mac. I have my MD backup location set for (on) a USB stick. When I want to use MD on my Win laptop, I just tell MD to open the file on the USB or double click the file there.

    In earlier versions, I would keep my main db on the USB, which also works, but this way is less trouble than working around the MD's built-in main file location setting/s.

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