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fp Member ✭✭
edited September 2018 in Investing (Windows)
Q17  PRemier W7

Running ROI  calculations, several of the
Investment type categories have an asterisk in the ROI column referring to a
placeholder reference. Some of them I could find, but in two others, none of
the individual securities in that category are listed as having placeholders.

In one example, there is only security of that
type, which does not have an asterisk but the category does.  Searching
all of the accounts that hold the security does not list any placeolders

I have now discovered that I can turn off the
placeholder function nut this does not remove these references.


  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2018


    You should validate
    your Quicken data file. It may have become damaged over time or if you ever had
    crashes while running Quicken.

    Please run this procedure, skipping no steps:

    - Make a copy of your data file: Click File / File Operations / Copy.  Do not change any Copy Option settings. Save
    file under a new name in same folder as current Quicken data file.  (The Copy process appears to be performing a
    record-by-record copy of the data file and not just a simple binary image copy.
    This has been reported as recovering some otherwise not repairable

    - Open the copied file in Quicken.

    - Click File / File Operations / Validate and Repair. Click "Validate File" and "Rebuild Investing Lots",
    check to make sure the copied file is being validated, click OK. Let it run.

    - Fix any errors logged as not repaired by Quicken.

    Now close and restart Quicken using this new file and try your failing action
    again. If it works, keep using the new file and abandon the old one.

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