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Forgot Your Quicken Data File Password?

Updated: 1/21/2014 | Article ID: GEN83204

We can help!

We've designed a tool that removes your Quicken data file password (the password you enter when you first open a password-protected Quicken data file), allowing you to get back to your finances and enter a new, easier to remember password if you'd like.

Before we get started, let's first understand when and how you can use this tool.

The Password Removal Tool will only work with data file passwords used in currently supported versions of Quicken for Windows. Unfortunately, it will not work on data files for Quicken for Mac (including Quicken Essentials), unsupported versions of Quicken for Windows, or other passwords associated with Quicken such as transaction passwords and your password vault.

Now that you understand when you can and cannot use the tool, and you still can continue, let's go ahead and get it.

  1. Download the Password Removal Tool and save it to your computer's desktop.
  2. Double-click QuickenPasswordReset.exe on your desktop to launch the Password Removal Tool.

Not able to use or open the Password Removal Tool? go here.

Once you've download the tool and opened it

  1. Tell us who you are.
  2. Upload your data file to our secure Quicken server.
  3. Once we receive the file, we'll remove the data file password.
  4. You'll then need to verify that you are the owner of the data file. We want to be sure we're sending the file to the bona-fide owner!
  5. Finally, we'll download the password-removed data file to your computer. Once you open the data file up in Quicken, you can decide if you want to reassign a new password to the file or not.
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