How do I export data from Quicken

You can export and copy your Quicken data to other programs. For example, from one Quicken account (or file) to another, or to Microsoft Word or Excel.

Export financial data to a QXF file

To learn more, see Export to QXF.

Export financial data to a QIF file

QIF (Quicken Interchange Format) is a legacy file format that is used to transfer financial data between websites and applications. QIF is being replaced over time by Intuit's new QXF (Quicken Transfer Format) file format. Unless you need to transfer investment or business data, we recommend that you skip the steps below and use QXF export instead. To learn more, see Export to QXF. Otherwise, here is how to export to QIF:

  1. Choose File menu > File Export > QIF file.
  2. In the QIF File to Export to field, Quicken displays the preset path of the export file. Select the appropriate option:
    • Enter a name for the export file at the end of the existing path (make sure there is a backslash \ before the file name). Quicken automatically adds the correct file extension.
    • Click Browse to select a different location. Enter a name in the File name field, and then click OK to return to the QIF Export window.
  3. In the Quicken Account to Export from list, select the account from which to export transactions.
  4. In the Include Transactions in Dates field, enter the dates of transactions to export.
    • Tell me more
      To export only those transactions that occurred during a specific interval of time, enter the beginning and ending dates of that time interval.
  5. In the Include in Export list, select the items to include in the export.
    • Select Transactions to include the data in the account's register or transaction list.
    • Select Account List to include all your accounts.
    • Select Category List to include the Tag List in addition to your list of categories.
    • Select Memorized payees to make available from QuickFill and the Memorized Payee List all the transactions you had Quicken memorize in the previous file.
    • Select Security Lists to include all your securities, security prices (including price histories), security types, and your investment goals.
    • Select For Macintosh Users to includes securities, security prices, and the last-saved budget so you can import them to a Quicken for Macintosh file.
    • Select Business Lists to include invoice items and all templates (only in Quicken Home & Business).
  6. Click OK to create the .QIF file.
  7. Import the QIF file into Quicken.


To set up a new file with your existing lists, use Export and Import to copy everything except the transactions from an existing file. After copying the list information, you can make changes to the lists at any time.

Export financial data to a tax program

Information is available at Export tax data to a tax program.

Export report data to an Excel file

  1. Display the report you want.
  2. Click Export Data.
  3. Choose To Excel Compatible Format.
  4. In the File name field, enter a name for the file.
  5. Switch to Excel.
  6. Use Excel's Open command, and navigate to the file containing your report data.


Copy transactions to another program

  1. Open the account you want to copy transactions from and go to its register. Note: This feature works only with non-investment accounts.
  2. In the register, select the transaction(s) you want to copy.
  3. Choose Edit menu > Transaction > Copy transaction(s). The register columns that are copied are the ones that are displayed.
  4. Switch to the program you want to copy the transaction(s) into.
  5. Position the cursor where you want the transactions pasted.
  6. Use the program's Paste command (usually it's on the Edit menu).


Copy a report to another program

  1. Display the report you want.
  2. Click Export Data.
  3. Choose Copy to Clipboard.
  4. Switch to your word processing or spreadsheet program.
  5. Position the cursor where you want the data pasted.
  6. Use the program's Paste command (usually it's on the Edit menu).
    • Tell me more about pasting my data
      • If you pasted to a word processing program, you may need to set each tab to accommodate the data in each column. To display all the columns on one page, you may need to change to a smaller font size.
      • If this doesn't work, try printing the report to an ASCII file from Quicken. When you open the ASCII file in your word processing program, the report columns are separated by spaces.
      • If you pasted to a spreadsheet program, resize the columns as necessary to display the data.

Print a report to a PDF file

Information is available at printing in Quicken.