i am trying to transfer a Quicken source data file .qsd of size 180Mb from my old Compaq Presario 8770 PC - windows 95 Ops system with Omega Zip back-up limited to 100Mb - to my new Dell PC with Windows XP. I have successfully reloaded Quicken 2000 on the new Dell and transferred the data file .qdf of size 4Mb via the Compaq's 56k Modem but very slowly!! However I need to transfer the .qsd file which contains 10 years worth of historic share price info. Any ideas??
Take the old drive out complete with data cable and set up into the new machine with a spare IDE slot[temporarily disconnect the CD drive and use that is one way. If that cause you some concern you can purchase for a small sum an IDE/USB cable and power supply. Totally remove the drive from old machine and use the IDE/USB cable and power supply to use it an external drive Or Buy a Caddy and use the whole thing as a Quicken system drive.
10 years worth on one hard drive in a computer which is itself about the same age?
It really is time to follow the advice to mount the old HD in a powered USB enclosure.
Once you have transferred the precious data, you can replace the old HD and buy a huge capacity new HD. Put that into the enclosure and have a very useful place to keep backups and anything else for your new computer