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Unable to Find Quicken Data File

Updated: 4/27/2012 | Article ID: GEN82393

Are you in the right folder?

Choose File menu > Open to make sure you're in the right folder. If you're not in the right folder, Quicken can help you find a file.

If Quicken reveals more than one .QDF file on your computer, make sure that you open the one that you want, typically the one with the most recent date.

Do you know the file name?

If you don't remember your Quicken data file name, Quicken can help remind you.

Open the File menu and look at the list of most recently opened files at the bottom of the menu. If you don't recognize your file name here, choose File menu > Open. Check the list of files in the Open File dialog. Quicken can also help you find a file.

If Quicken reveals more than one .QDF file on your computer, make sure that you open the one that you want, typically the one with the most recent date.

Do you have a backup copy of your data file?

If you cannot find your data, restore a backup copy of your data file. If you do not have a copy of your Quicken data on an external disk, you can restore a copy of your file from the Quicken BACKUP folder. Do not open a backup file that you have not restored.

Quicken backs up your data and puts it in the BACKUP folder every seven days. If you used File menu > Backup to back up your data and selected the option to add a date to the file, Quicken adds a date in the format Quicken YYYY/MM/DD.

Copy your Quicken data files to another folder.

Quicken puts your data files into the Quicken folder where they're easy to find. If you prefer to keep your data in a separate folder, create a folder for your data and copy your data into the new folder.

 
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