How to Convert a Quicken QIF to XLS

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How to Convert a Quicken QIF to XLS
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Quicken is the extremely popular financial software used for everything from tracking stocks to monitoring your business. QIF is the default file format for the program. However, if you want to open the QIF files in Microsoft Excel (part of the Microsoft Office software package), you first need to convert the QIF file to the default Microsoft Excel format: XLS. This can be done through free-to-use and download file conversion software.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Quicken file converter

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  1. 1

    Open your Internet browser, then navigate to the BigRed Consulting website (see Resources). Download and install the software, then launch the software and select the QIF file you want to import by clicking "Browse." Click "Import," then check off the information you want to convert and select "Continue." Select XLS as the export format and click "Convert" to convert the QIF file to the Excel document format.

  2. 2

    Download and install the Excel-Mysql Converter program (see Resources). Open the program, then click the QIF file you want to convert, then choose "Next." Select "XLS" as the output format and click "Next." Choose the location you want to save the file to then click "Next," followed by "Convert." The QIF file converts over to the XLS file format.

  3. 3

    Download and install the Convert Excel Database program (see Resources). Launch the program, then click "Browse" and choose the file you want to convert. Click "Next," then select the desired output format. Choose a location to save the file to and click "Convert" to convert the Quicken file format.

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