All I have is a .qdfm file

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Gil Dawso

24 Jan, 2022 08:14 PM

I just upgraded my macOS from Mojave (Version 10.14.6) to Monterey (Version 12.1) and now Quicken for Mac 2007 won't launch. I purchased Moneydance Version 2022.2 hoping to import my .qdfm file.

However, Moneydance does not seem to recognize my .qdfm file. It seems to want a .qif file, but I did not generate a .qif file using Quicken for Mac 2007 before I upgraded my macOS to Monterey.

Can you suggest how I might import the data in my .qdfm file into Moneydance?


  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 24 Jan, 2022 08:34 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    QDFM are Quicken files which are in a proprietary format, as far as I am aware only Quicken can ready these files no third party program can.

  2. 2 Posted by gilmd on 24 Jan, 2022 09:55 PM

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    Hi, dwg--

    I see what you mean. BBEdit can read it as a bunch of .plist files in nested folders of some sort. So it's all text characters, but in containers.



  3. 3 Posted by dtd on 24 Jan, 2022 10:08 PM

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    just a user - find an older mac with a different operating system that could open the qdfm file with Quicken for Mac 2007, and create a QIF file for moneydance?

    launch a virtual machine (like parallels for mac) with an older mac operating system?

    just a couple thoughts.

  4. 4 Posted by gilmd on 24 Jan, 2022 10:54 PM

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    Thanks, dtd--

    I can do that. Thanks for the suggestion.


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