401k balances in Quicken don't match the fund's balances.

Unknown
Unknown Member
edited November 2018 in Investing (Windows)
I messed up my 401k by deleting placeholder data, and now the balances in Quicken don't match the fund's balance. Does anyone know if there's a way to re-sync the transactions or start from scratch without losing all my previson data?

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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Can you restore from a previous time like right before?
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited November 2018
    yea, that's what I think I'll have to do.  my backup is probably 4 or 5 days old so there will be a lot of transactions to reimport... but that's pretty painless. 
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Frank said:

    yea, that's what I think I'll have to do.  my backup is probably 4 or 5 days old so there will be a lot of transactions to reimport... but that's pretty painless. 

    If you have not done so already, it is a really good idea to set Quicken so it reminds you to do a backup every time you exit. I have a thumb drive permanently plugged in where these backups are stored. This is in addition to twice daily automatic online backups. This combination has saved my skin on numerous occasions.
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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2018
    Use your 401(k) monthly or quarterly statements and manually reenter the missing Buy, etc. transactions in chronological order (oldest first).
    That should be less painful than reentering a week's worth of missing bank transactions and bringing all those current.
    In the future please resolve placeholder transactions the moment they pop up. Do not ignore them. They are like a toothache that won't go away.
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