IIRC, the import of just accounts doesn't work, but if you import
transactions, the accounts will be created as part of the import.
Meg Lucas wrote:
> I get an error message when I try to import my quicken accounts created
> with Quicken deluxe 2001.The message reads "qif file load failed:File
> does not appear to be a qif file". Any suggestions?
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If you open the reputed qif file in a text editor, what is the first
Hard to believe that Quicken itself doesn't create a standard qif,
but anyway, when I've had trouble with qif imports it was because the
creating program left off the first line. I think gnucash is
expecting something like:
as its first line. (Maybe CCard or other account type instead of Bank.)
On Aug 25, 2005, at 1:01 PM, Meg Lucas wrote:
> I get an error message when I try to import my quicken accounts
> created with Quicken deluxe 2001.The message reads "qif file load
> failed:File does not appear to be a qif file". Any suggestions?
Meg, I think that is the quicken file and not the .qif exported file.
We're looking for the .qif file that is generated by exporting from
quicken. I think its File-> Export -> ?? and it should pop up a window
that allowsyou to select a variety of options (doing this from memory)
like whether to export Accounts or Categories, transactions etc. select
Transactions, set a date range and so forth. It should prompt you for a
file name to export to, use what you like, it should end in .qif. Then
open THAT file and send a few lines (or try importing it as it seems
you're not using the right file?)
what are you using for text editor? is that gobbledy-gook from word or
something? use wordpad or notepad in windows or anything in *nix.
#gnucash is the GnuCash dedicated chat channel on IRC, host name
its online chatting related to gnucash. you can access it through a
program like XChat or any number of others. there are always people
hanging out online willing to help talk you through a problem. Channel
is sometimes slow to respond, but people get around to it.
I'm using osx tiger text editor, I thought it looked pretty weird
too. I'll try to export the file, you are probably right, it is at
the export exec that it creates a qif file. Unfortunately os9.2.2 is
giving me all sorts of problems and quicken won't run on it (it's the
only version of quicken I have). One reason I'm trying gnucash is to
get away from the 9.2 environment. Thanks, I'll figure it out from
here and get back to you if I must.