To cause Quicken to open the same file every time you start Quicken:
- Right-click the desktop shortcut you use to start Quicken
- Select "Properties"
- In the "Target" field, you should see the full path and name of your Quicken program (qw.exe). Suffix a space after the program name, then, following that space, key the full path and name of your Quicken file in quotes (example: "C:\QData\MyQdata.QDF"
- Click OK
Alternatively, you can create a shortcut to the Quicken .QDF file you want Quicken to open at start.