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Quicken security rename feature corrupts data file
Sometimes a security will be renamed on one of the major security exchanges. in downloading transactions, My broker (TD Ameritrade) handles this by removing the shares with the old name and adding the same number of shares with the new name. The problem with this approach is that you lose the purchase date and cost basis of the shares. Apparently Quicken has added a feature that in this situation asks you if the security was renamed. If you respond "yes" it just updates the name and trading symbol of your existing holding. Unfortunately, when you do that, your Quicken data file becomes corrupt. You can continue entering data in Quicken, but when you close the program and try to reopen your data file, you get a message that "Quicken for Windows has stopped working" and Windows closes the program. your data file becomes useless and you have to fall back to a backup file. I have been able to duplicate this error several times.
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