Moving Quicken 2005 From One Computer to Another

  1. Backup Quicken data file. Copy files (there should be five) to a temporary, e.g. My Documents\quicken_bak.
  2. Install Quicken 2005. Note if you have to reinstall you might want to delete C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Intuit\Quicken to reset the installation.
  3. When asked, download updates.
  4. When asked, run Quicken.
  5. Select the “I am new to Quicken” option because using the other option and trying to restore from backup doesn’t work.
  6. Select the “I want to choose a different name and location.” option and select My Documents\quicken\my_money.qdf or something like that.
  7. Exit the Quicken Setup.
  8. If you’re not asked to register then go to Help > Register but this is important, create a new account for this installation, otherwise you won’t be able to synchronize with your bank accounts. See this article for more information.
  9. Select File > Restore Backup File and choose the QDF file you downloaded before in Step 1. When asked if you wish to overwrite your current file say yes.

Shell Tricks

To search for all files that contain a certain string use find with the -exec flag. For example:

find . -name "*.haystack" -type f -exec grep -l needle "{}" ";"

grep -l flag tells grep to output only the file name if there is a match.
"{}" is replaced iteratively by the file names found.
";" terminates the command.

Configuring Bugzilla

  1. Modify <bugzilla>/localconfig to have the operating systems, severities, platforms,etc. that you want.
  2. Modify <bugzilla>/template/en/default/bug/create/create.html.tmpl to have the look you want for creating bugs.
  3. Modify <bugzilla>/template/en/default/bug/edit.html.tmpl to have the look you want for editing bugs.
  4. Other files that could be considered for modification under the directory <bugzilla>/template/en/default/:
    • bug/show-multiple.html.tmpl – list bugs in long format
    • global/field-descs.none.tmpl – field descriptions
    • list/edit-multiple.html.tmpl – edit multiple bugs
    • list/table.html.tmpl – list bugs in short format
    • pages/fields.html.tmpl – description of fields
    • pages/bug-writing.html.tmpl – help page for writing bugs
    • search/form.html.tmpl – help page for searching for bugs
    • search/search-help.html.tmpl – help page for searching for bugs
  5. Go to the <bugzilla> directory and run perl

To learn more, Template Customization.