Reposting problem from QPW (https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/qif-importing-into-quicken-windows-2018-is-broke...) which was closed with no resolution:
Two problems were introduced in this patch for QIF imports.
The first one is that in the past QIF imports would go the "Downloaded Transactions" tab. This allowed the user to do matching and selective importing into the register.
Now the transactions go right into the register, but this isn't even like "automatic entry mode".
With the "real" "automatic entry mode" that you would see for Web Connect, Express Web Connect, or Direct Connect, the imported transactions would get a status of New or New Match and you could review them and use manual match on them.
With this problem the transaction go into the register and don't set any kind of status, so the review and matching system can't be used.
The second and even bigger problem in my opinion is that in the past when you imported a QIF file the payees in the transactions were matched to the Memorized Payee list, and if they matched the category would be filled in.
This no longer happens with Quicken Windows 2018 R3.2.
This makes the importing of transactions from a financial institution where the category wouldn't be known, pretty much useless, because the user would have to go in and add the category for every transaction.