Restoring Quicken account after upgrade to Windows 7I have Quicken Deluxe 2008. I upgraded my OS from Windows XP to Windows 7. When I reinstalled Quicken, my file would not reload: "Quicken cannot validate the file. Choose File menu>Restore Backup File to restore a previous version of the data file." followed by "Quicken cannot open the data file because it is damaged."
I tried all previous backups, walking backwards in time, and was able to open one with a last entry of Nov 2009. All backups before it work, all after don't.
I tried Quicken chat support, their answer was that Quicken 2008 is not Windows 7 compatible, which makes no sense since I have an old backup running.
I accept that this file is probably irrecoverable, but am not sure what the best way is to recover data.
My main question is: Is there a possible way short of trying to reconstruct 8 months of data short of researching old reconcile statements and fat-fingering a lot of data?