How do I delete a category?

Trying to find a work around to this frustrating categorization issue. I have deleted categories that I do not use/want, but they have reappeared! There are so many categories - it makes categorization useless. For example, a restaurant we at ate recently auto-categorized as "alcohol and bars" as a sub category of "food and dining".

How do I get rid of categories or sub-categories that I don't use?

Best Answer


  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Let's start with what version of Quicken are you using?
    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s
  • bethwr
    bethwr Member ✭✭
    Indeed - Quicken Deluxe 2019 version 5.11.0
  • bethwr
    bethwr Member ✭✭
    I'm deleting the categories through the categories window. And yes, they only reappear when I download new transactions. It doesn't change any of the ones that I've corrected, but for new downloads, it adds back categories that I've deleted and automatically categorizes them with the new/formerly deleted categories. . .

    I'll try your connected services recommendation. Thanks for your help!
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