my computer crashed. I was able to get the data off the hard drive. how do I install it on a new computer

Do I install quicken 2010 from the original disk and then find the data to install from the cd that i have the data on?

Or do I install everything from the disc that i have the data on.

What file do i look for that has my quicken data in it?

I do not have a current backup is the data in the quicken file that i recovered from the hard drive?

HELP

Answer

Moving Quicken Data Files Between Computers
http://quicken.intuit.com/support/help/backup--restore--file-issues/transfer-quicken-data-files-between-computers/GEN82636.html

Or   http://quicken.intuit.com/support/help/backup--restore--file-issues/moving-quicken-data-files-between-computers/GEN82388.html

You will need the original software CD or the downloaded program file. If you don't have the download, you should be able to go back to where you got it and redownload it. If you have lost the CD, you are out of luck, they won't give you another.

Once you have the above, just install it on the new computer making sure that your anti-virus and firewall software are disabled for the install and then go online and get the latest release for your version of Quicken at:
http://quicken.intuit.com/support/articles/using-quicken/patches-and-updates/3793.html

Once installed, do a backup of the data on the old computer and then a restore on the new computer. Use a flash drive or thumbdrive or burn it to a cd or dvd.  Which is a good thing to do anyway for backup.

Starting in 2010 you have 1 data file (for each file you have) that ends in .qdf.  Using Windows  XP the files are usually in My Documents in the Quicken Data folder.
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