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Manual Install of Online Backup

Updated: 9/24/2015 | Article ID: GEN82591


Quicken Online Backup service uses its own program to create and upload online backups.  After subscribing to the service and obtaining your own account ID and password, you will need to install the Online Backup client program.


To download and install the Quicken Online Backup client program:

  1. Download the setup file.
  2. When the File Download - Security Warning window opens, run or save the file, depending on your version of Microsoft Windows:
    • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista:
      • Click Save and download the OnlineBackup.exe file to your desktop.
      • Right-click the OnlineBackup.exe on your desktop and select Run as Administrator.
    • Windows XP:
      • Click Run to begin the installation.
      • If you receive a security warning about running Quicken Online Backup, click Run.
  3. On the Quicken Online Backup Setup Wizard, click Next and follow the instructions to install the program.
    Note: Intuit recommends installing the Online Backup client application to the default location: C:\Program Files\Quicken Online Backup\.
  4. On the Installation Complete window, click Close.
  5. Enter the Account ID and Password you received in an e-mail when you signed up for the Quicken Online Backup service, and then click OK.
  6. When the Installation Complete window opens, click Continue and follow the instructions for Starting Quicken Online Backup.

Note: If you have lost or forgotten your Online Backup password, you can request a hint or reset your password.

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