Missing transactions after importing Web Connect or QIF files

I manage my checking account register with Quicken, by downloading transactions as QIF files from my bank's web site.  When I import a QIF file into Quicken, the earliest dated transaction never shows up in my register, even though the QIF file always contains the transaction (I checked by opening the file in TextEdit).I tried Web Connect/QFX files when I upgraded to Quicken 2005 on a new iMac G5 last year.  QFX downloads were worse, though, because (1) even more transactions were missing once I imported them, and (2) with QIF files I could at least re-download and import what I needed.  You can't do that with QFX, because Quicken prevents you from re-importing transactions (which would be a nice feature, if importing actually worked properly).So I settled for QIF downloads and a clumsy workaround:  to include the last date of transactions in my register with each download of new transactions from my bank's websites.  This strategy usually resulted in duplicate transactions in my register, which I would have to go back and delete, but I never missed any transactions by doing &quot_overlap downloads&quot_ this way.This always annoyed me, so yesterday I tried migrating my Quicken data to a new file, a new version (Q2006), and a new MacBook.  I exported my transactions on the iMac as a QIF file, transferred the file to the MacBook, launched Quicken 2006 for the first time, downloaded the R5 software update from Quicken's web site, and imported my old transactions into a new data file.Nothing changed.  Transactions were still missing after importing either QIF or QFX downloads, even though the transaction data were in the downloaded files.I then wasted about 90 minutes text-chatting with a Quicken support agent, who made me jump through a bunch of hoops only to tell me that they could not do anything to help me, and that this is in fact a KNOWN FLAW in Quicken.I could, in theory, bypass these bugs by signing up to use Quicken directly with my bank, but they (the bank) want to nickel-and-dime me to death with fees to use this service.So, now I want to know:1) Have others encountered this bug?2) Does it persist in Quicken 2007?3) Why did Quicken permit this bug to survive even 1 upgrade cycle?  This is a basic function in this software.  It should &quot_just work&quot_.4) Does this happen in the Windows version?  (Bet it doesn't.)Thanks in advance for reading this long post, and for any helpful information you can give.

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> I manage my checking account register with Quicken,> by downloading transactions as QIF files from my> bank's web site.  When I import a QIF file into> Quicken, the earliest dated transaction never shows> up in my register, even though the QIF file always> contains the transaction (I checked by opening the> file in TextEdit).> ...> > So, now I want to know:> 1) Have others encountered this bug?> 2) Does it persist in Quicken 2007?> 3) Why did Quicken permit this bug to survive even 1> upgrade cycle?  This is a basic function in this> software.  It should "just work".> 4) Does this happen in the Windows version?  (Bet it> doesn't.)> > Thanks in advance for reading this long post, and for> any helpful information you can give.I can't speak to your problem with Web Connect files - I haven't lost any transactions there.  I also can't comment on Q2007 since I'll be keeping my Q2006 another year.I have had trouble with QIF imports losing the last transaction in the import file upon occasion.  This happens for me when the caret '^' on the last line of the file is not followed by a carriage return.  In my case this is purely due to user error - I had not edited my QIF correctly when splitting it up to go into different accounts.I've found that QIF Master is good at generating proper QIF files that Quicken Mac can read.  I primarily use it to get QIF from table data downloaded from the web but I understand it can be used to 'clean up' bad QIF files that banks sometimes produce.  I don't know if it's something you'd want to do (after all why should you have to buy an extra piece of software to get something that should work OK in the first place...) but it has really helped me out and the developer is super responsive to user queries and requests.  <Edited by: Quicken Kathryn> Terms of use.
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