Need to remove 50,000 placeholders from an IRA

Ed DuncanEd Duncan Member ✭✭
edited January 27 in Investing (Windows)
Need to remove 50,000 placeholders from an IRA account. when I try to "delete all" Quicken locks up and I have to reboot computer. Can anyone help? these placeholders date back to Nov 2017

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  • GeoffGGeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 27
    That's a lot of placeholders. The delete process is quite time consuming and perhaps it's not locking up. Can you kick the delete process off and let run overnight?  If successful, you'll have a fair amount of account reconciliation to do.
    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 10 Pro version 1903
  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 27
    And how is it possible to have, as you said, "50,000 placeholders" all of a sudden? ... unless something seriously damaged your data file ...

    If you haven't
    rebooted Windows since you installed the latest software update, please do so
    now and then try Quicken again.

    Still not working?

    1) Let's try some "Troubleshooting 101" to
    ensure the Quicken software is installed and updated properly.

    What is the exact
    release number for your version of Quicken?

    If clicking on Help / About Quicken does not show one of the following you are
    missing required software updates and, for older versions, possibly the
    required Intuit ID to Quicken ID conversion:

    Quicken US version:

    -
    2016 ... Release R 18.4 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2016-windows-release-notes-updates-and-mondo-patch

    - 2017 ... Release R 18.6 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2017-windows-release-notes-updates-and-mondo-patch

    -  2018 ... upgrades to 2019 when
    installing the R 14.23 patch released 10/8/2018 or any later patch

    - 2019 ... Release R 17.6 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/update-and-mondo-patch-20182019-release-quicken-windows-subscription-product

    Quicken Canada
    version:

    -
    2016 ... Release R 7 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2016-windows-release-notes-updates-and-mondo-patch

    - 2017 ... all users should have been upgraded to 2018 already

    - 2018 ... upgrades to 2019 when installing the R 15.24 patch or any later
    patch

    - 2019 ... Release R 16.16 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/update-and-mondo-patch-20182019-release-quicken-windows-subscription-product

    ( * minimum required
    release number, may be higher, subject to change without notice)

    Please do this even
    if you are on the latest release already:

    Locate the US or Canada Mondo Patch
    file applicable to your version of Quicken in the links above.

    Download it and save it to disk.

    Open the Downloads folder. Right-click the downloaded patch file. Click
    "Run as Administrator" to execute the installation program.

    This will replace any Quicken software modules with a known consistent release
    level and, hopefully, eliminate any software corruption or errors during
    installation as a cause of this issue.

    Reboot Windows when
    done with the above and try Quicken again.

     

    2) Validate

    Validate your
    Quicken data file. It may have become damaged over time or if you ever had
    crashes, hang-ups or loops while running Quicken. Repeated crashes may
    eventually render a data file "broken beyond repair".

    Please run this
    exact 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
    files)

    - If Quicken reports an error creating the Copy file and you are using Q 2019
    repeat the Copy process, but press and hold SHIFT and CTRL as you click File /
    File Operations / Copy. When prompted "Ignore errors that prevent file
    copy?" click "Yes".  Note:
    This may cause some data loss.

    - 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. If you suspect that a damaged Quotes Price History causes your
    problems, also select "Delete investing price history".  Click OK. Let it run.

    - Fix any errors
    logged as not repaired by Quicken.

    - Click File / File
    Operations. Press and hold SHIFT+CTRL as you click Validate and Repair. The
    next popup should show "Supervalidate" somewhere in header or text.
    Click "Supervalidate File", check to make sure the copied file is
    being validated, click OK. Let it run. It might run for a while.

    - Again 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.

    - If that doesn't
    resolve the issue, you may have no recourse but to restore your Quicken data
    file from a Manual or Automatic Backup taken prior to the problem first
    occurring, if necessary going back to older backups until you find a file that
    does not exhibit these symptoms.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/how-backup-or-restore-your-quicken-data


  • Ed DuncanEd Duncan Member ✭✭
    edited January 27
    UKR said:

    And how is it possible to have, as you said, "50,000 placeholders" all of a sudden? ... unless something seriously damaged your data file ...



    If you haven't
    rebooted Windows since you installed the latest software update, please do so
    now and then try Quicken again.

    Still not working?

    1) Let's try some "Troubleshooting 101" to
    ensure the Quicken software is installed and updated properly.

    What is the exact
    release number for your version of Quicken?

    If clicking on Help / About Quicken does not show one of the following you are
    missing required software updates and, for older versions, possibly the
    required Intuit ID to Quicken ID conversion:

    Quicken US version:

    -
    2016 ... Release R 18.4 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2016-windows-release-notes-updates-and-mondo-patch

    - 2017 ... Release R 18.6 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2017-windows-release-notes-updates-and-mondo-patch

    -  2018 ... upgrades to 2019 when
    installing the R 14.23 patch released 10/8/2018 or any later patch

    - 2019 ... Release R 17.6 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/update-and-mondo-patch-20182019-release-quicken-windows-subscription-product

    Quicken Canada
    version:

    -
    2016 ... Release R 7 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2016-windows-release-notes-updates-and-mondo-patch

    - 2017 ... all users should have been upgraded to 2018 already

    - 2018 ... upgrades to 2019 when installing the R 15.24 patch or any later
    patch

    - 2019 ... Release R 16.16 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/update-and-mondo-patch-20182019-release-quicken-windows-subscription-product

    ( * minimum required
    release number, may be higher, subject to change without notice)

    Please do this even
    if you are on the latest release already:

    Locate the US or Canada Mondo Patch
    file applicable to your version of Quicken in the links above.

    Download it and save it to disk.

    Open the Downloads folder. Right-click the downloaded patch file. Click
    "Run as Administrator" to execute the installation program.

    This will replace any Quicken software modules with a known consistent release
    level and, hopefully, eliminate any software corruption or errors during
    installation as a cause of this issue.

    Reboot Windows when
    done with the above and try Quicken again.

     

    2) Validate

    Validate your
    Quicken data file. It may have become damaged over time or if you ever had
    crashes, hang-ups or loops while running Quicken. Repeated crashes may
    eventually render a data file "broken beyond repair".

    Please run this
    exact 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
    files)

    - If Quicken reports an error creating the Copy file and you are using Q 2019
    repeat the Copy process, but press and hold SHIFT and CTRL as you click File /
    File Operations / Copy. When prompted "Ignore errors that prevent file
    copy?" click "Yes".  Note:
    This may cause some data loss.

    - 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. If you suspect that a damaged Quotes Price History causes your
    problems, also select "Delete investing price history".  Click OK. Let it run.

    - Fix any errors
    logged as not repaired by Quicken.

    - Click File / File
    Operations. Press and hold SHIFT+CTRL as you click Validate and Repair. The
    next popup should show "Supervalidate" somewhere in header or text.
    Click "Supervalidate File", check to make sure the copied file is
    being validated, click OK. Let it run. It might run for a while.

    - Again 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.

    - If that doesn't
    resolve the issue, you may have no recourse but to restore your Quicken data
    file from a Manual or Automatic Backup taken prior to the problem first
    occurring, if necessary going back to older backups until you find a file that
    does not exhibit these symptoms.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/how-backup-or-restore-your-quicken-data


    Quicken 2019 Version R17.6 Build 27.1.17.6
  • Ed DuncanEd Duncan Member ✭✭
    edited January 27
    UKR said:

    And how is it possible to have, as you said, "50,000 placeholders" all of a sudden? ... unless something seriously damaged your data file ...



    If you haven't
    rebooted Windows since you installed the latest software update, please do so
    now and then try Quicken again.

    Still not working?

    1) Let's try some "Troubleshooting 101" to
    ensure the Quicken software is installed and updated properly.

    What is the exact
    release number for your version of Quicken?

    If clicking on Help / About Quicken does not show one of the following you are
    missing required software updates and, for older versions, possibly the
    required Intuit ID to Quicken ID conversion:

    Quicken US version:

    -
    2016 ... Release R 18.4 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2016-windows-release-notes-updates-and-mondo-patch

    - 2017 ... Release R 18.6 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2017-windows-release-notes-updates-and-mondo-patch

    -  2018 ... upgrades to 2019 when
    installing the R 14.23 patch released 10/8/2018 or any later patch

    - 2019 ... Release R 17.6 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/update-and-mondo-patch-20182019-release-quicken-windows-subscription-product

    Quicken Canada
    version:

    -
    2016 ... Release R 7 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/quicken-2016-windows-release-notes-updates-and-mondo-patch

    - 2017 ... all users should have been upgraded to 2018 already

    - 2018 ... upgrades to 2019 when installing the R 15.24 patch or any later
    patch

    - 2019 ... Release R 16.16 *, https://www.quicken.com/support/update-and-mondo-patch-20182019-release-quicken-windows-subscription-product

    ( * minimum required
    release number, may be higher, subject to change without notice)

    Please do this even
    if you are on the latest release already:

    Locate the US or Canada Mondo Patch
    file applicable to your version of Quicken in the links above.

    Download it and save it to disk.

    Open the Downloads folder. Right-click the downloaded patch file. Click
    "Run as Administrator" to execute the installation program.

    This will replace any Quicken software modules with a known consistent release
    level and, hopefully, eliminate any software corruption or errors during
    installation as a cause of this issue.

    Reboot Windows when
    done with the above and try Quicken again.

     

    2) Validate

    Validate your
    Quicken data file. It may have become damaged over time or if you ever had
    crashes, hang-ups or loops while running Quicken. Repeated crashes may
    eventually render a data file "broken beyond repair".

    Please run this
    exact 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
    files)

    - If Quicken reports an error creating the Copy file and you are using Q 2019
    repeat the Copy process, but press and hold SHIFT and CTRL as you click File /
    File Operations / Copy. When prompted "Ignore errors that prevent file
    copy?" click "Yes".  Note:
    This may cause some data loss.

    - 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. If you suspect that a damaged Quotes Price History causes your
    problems, also select "Delete investing price history".  Click OK. Let it run.

    - Fix any errors
    logged as not repaired by Quicken.

    - Click File / File
    Operations. Press and hold SHIFT+CTRL as you click Validate and Repair. The
    next popup should show "Supervalidate" somewhere in header or text.
    Click "Supervalidate File", check to make sure the copied file is
    being validated, click OK. Let it run. It might run for a while.

    - Again 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.

    - If that doesn't
    resolve the issue, you may have no recourse but to restore your Quicken data
    file from a Manual or Automatic Backup taken prior to the problem first
    occurring, if necessary going back to older backups until you find a file that
    does not exhibit these symptoms.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/how-backup-or-restore-your-quicken-data


    It appears the problem happened after Nov 2017. I went back to a backup on 11/7/2017 and only had 34 placeholders. Will doing a validate on this account correct the problem? I don't want to loose my data going back to 2012 on this brokerage account
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