Restoring Quicken account after upgrade to Windows 7

I 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?


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When you reinstalled Quicken, did you update it to the most current release (R9)?  

If not, do that update to R9; then try to restore your backup (or copy the backup to a hard drive folder and open it from there).

[Go to

to download the manual patch for Q2008 R9, if necessary.]
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