Erroneous Account Setup Requests

When I do one-step update, Quicken asks me for setup information for two accounts that have long been closed.  This only started happening when I upgraded to the newest version of Quicken.  What do I have to do to get it to stop this; very annoying.


  • Bob_LBob_L SuperUser
    Sounds like  the accounts are still set up for online access.  Edit the accounts involved, pick,the online services tab and discontinue online access.

    If they are already disconnected, then posting what information quicken is asking for 
     would be helpful.  
    Quicken Premier Subscription, Windows 10 Pro
  • hankyoungermanhankyoungerman Unconfirmed, Member
    When I go to the "Online Access" tab, Quicken says "Account is closed."

    The information being requested is login ID and password.

    One of the accounts has spontaneously stopped requesting info.

    I contacted quicken.  I could get a 4-month old backup to work without the weird messages, but restoring a 4-month old backup and trying to recreate all the intervening transactions would be extremely time-consuming.
  • UKRUKR SuperUser

    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 19.3 *,
    - 2017 ... Release R 18.6 *,
    -  2018 ... upgrades to 2019 when installing the R 14.23 patch released 10/8/2018 or any later patch
    - 2019 ... Release R 18.15 *,

    Quicken Canada version:

    - 2016 ... Release R 7.2 *,
    - 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 *,

    ( * 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.

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