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Error during Quicken 2014 update

Quicken 2014 for PC may give an error during the update:

C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Quicken\INET\COMMON\Patch\Update\patchw32.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

if this happens, download the manual update and install it over the existing version from the following page:


Options to import into Quicken 2014 after the update

Once you have Quicken 2014 for PC updated, use one of the listed converters to convert to QIF or QFX (Web Connect) format and import your transactions:

  • CSV2QIF to convert CSV or Excel or TXT files to QIF format. Quicken 2014 imports correct QIF files for bank (checking, savings) or credit card or investment accounts (or cash accounts)
  • CSV2QFX to convert CSV/Excel/TXT files to QFX (Web Connect) format. Quicken 2014 will stop importing QFX files on April 30, 2017 (see Quicken discontinuation policy).
  • OFX2QIF to convert OFX files to QIF (make sure to select┬áthe QIF target as Quicken 2014 or earlier)
  • PDF2QIF to convert PDF files to QIF
  • QFX2QIF to convert QFX files to QIF (this should be handy after April 30, 2017 if you decide to keep existing Quicken version)
  • QBO2QIF to convert QBO files to QIF
  • Bank2QIF to convert various formats to QIF (OFX, QFX, QBO, and correct incorrect QIF files)

If you have to complete your 2016 taxes before the end of April 2017, use both QIF and QFX format, whichever you find easier. We do suggest to choose QIF over QFX if you decide to keep using Quicken 2014. If you upgrade Quicken to newer version, if you have both QIF and QFX choices, but read below:

  • Quicken 2015, Quicken 2016 for PC have a bug for QIF import and have to use a workaround with a cash proxy account
  • Quicken 2017 for PC imports QIF files fine as Quicken 2014 does
  • Quicken 2015, Quicken 2016, Quicken 2017 for Mac do not import QIF files at all, only QFX files

So if you are planning to complete your taxes and switch to Mac, QFX format is a great choice as well. There CSV2QFX, PDF2QFX, Bank2QFX, QIF2QFX, OFX2QFX converters to help you.

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