VM version of Mojave running Quicken 2007

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Guest OS Discussion' started by DHinschberger, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. DHinschberger

    DHinschberger Bit Poster

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    Following the guidance posted by Glenn Fleishman (https://tidbits.com/2019/09/18/moving-to-catalina-keep-your-32-bit-mac-apps-running-with-parallels/) in created a VM and installed Mojave. After installing Parallels Toolbox, I was able to copy the Quicken 2007 app from my current Mojave system applications folder into the Mojave guest version applications folder. I was unable to find my host version of the Quicken preferences file that Glenn mentions at the link he wrote about (or anywhere when looking for searching).
    I went ahead and started the Quicken app in the Mojave guest, it loaded and asked for the location of the data file. I navigated to it via the Shared Folders, but Quicken won't open it.
    I copied the data file into the Documents folder in the guest, same thing.
    Need some suggestions.
     
  2. jimmbo

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    When I have an issue that doesn't google and multiple inquiries (e.g. Tidbits) yield nothing, it nearly always turns out I've done something dumb.
    Please don't take offense, we've all been there. If I were you, I'd redo the whole process from scratch, examining workflow much more carefully, especially the obvious parts.
     
  3. JosephK11

    JosephK11 Bit Poster

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    I am having exactly the same problem as DHinschberger, always receiving an "unable to load file" message. It is not a workflow problem, I believe, as I am an experienced Mac user and followed the instructions to the letter. Any help would be appreciated!
     
  4. DHinschberger

    DHinschberger Bit Poster

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    Joseph, did you ever figure this out? I'm back trying to get this working...
     
  5. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Could you please provide us with more detailed issue description: Parallels Desktop version, macOS Host and guest version, Quicken version and screenshot of the issue.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  6. JosephK11

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    DHinschberger, through trial and error I was able to get this working. I compressed the Quicken data file into a zip file (using control-click---compress) then transferred it to the Parallels virtual Mac OS Mojave desktop and uncompressed it. The Quicken 2007 app was then able to open it without any problem. Don't know why this worked, but I'm not complaining.
     
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