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Find Quicken Files

Updated: 5/02/2012 | Article ID: GEN82048

If you want to open a file and you're not sure where it is on your computer, or if you want to open all your Quicken data files so you can select the one you want, Quicken helps you find the data file you need. You can also open any of the last four Quicken data files you've used by choosing the name of the data file you want from the File menu.

  1. Choose File menu > File Operations > Find Quicken Files.
  2. Specify whether you want Quicken to locate all the Quicken data files on this computer, or just a file with a name you enter.
    If you don't know the complete name of the data file you want, enter the part of the name that you do remember, and then use a single asterisk to replace the missing characters either before or after the part of the name you enter.
  3. In the Look in field, select where you want Quicken to look for the file.
  4. Click Find to start the search. If Quicken displays the data file you want before the search is complete, you can click Stop to end the search.
  5. In the Data Files Found area, select the file you want to open.
  6. Click Open.

Quicken displays the files that meet your search criteria in the Data Files Found area. If you have several data files with the same name, the date may help you identify the file you want.

Use the Microsoft Windows Search feature

Windows 7 or Vista

  1. Select Start, and then select Search.
  2. In the Search box, type the name of your item.

    Your search results appear on the right side of the window as you type. The path to the located file(s) appears in the In Folder column. Be aware that the same file name might appear in multiple folders.

    More about Window Vista search options.

Windows XP (Home or Professional Edition)

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, then choose Search, and then, if you are using the Windows Classic style setting, choose For Files or Folders.
  2. In the What do you want to search for? list, click All files and folders.
  3. In the left pane, in the All or part of the file name field, enter the name of the file for which you are searching.
    • If you do not remember the entire file name, try entering part of the file name.
    • If you know only the file extension, substitute an asterisk for the file name and include the extension. For example, type *.qdf to search for Quicken data files or *.doc to search for Microsoft Word documents.
  4. In the Look in drop-down list, select the drive name, drive letter, and folder in which to search.
  5. Select Search.

    Your search results appear on the right side of the Search Results window. The path to the located file(s) appears in the In Folder column. Be aware that the same file name might appear in multiple folders.

    See your Windows Help for more information about searching.
 
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