Can I run Quicken on two computers?

Have a desktop and a laptop. I want to run Quicken on both computers. Can I just download the program on the laptop and sync the two?

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  • Bob@60
    Bob@60 Member ✭✭
    Looks like it's just too much trouble. I don't like moving files around. There are already too many quicken files on my computer. Gets very confusing. Backups, QDf.s, Pdf's, etc. etc.. Enough already. Another reason to find a new bookkeeping program. I've used quicken for almost 20 years. It's a shame.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    The problem with keeping your QDF on a shared drive is that Q lacks the "Lock", "Commit" and "Rollback" (i.e., the database commands) that are necessary for that configuration.
    SO, the first time that you get a hiccup, during a Q write operation, your QDF is TOAST, and irreparably so.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Another way would be to run remote access on the two computers and use the laptop to access & run Quicken running on the desktop, that way there is no confusion as to where the "master" copy of the data file is.

    -splasher using Q continuously since 1996
    - Subscription Quicken - Win11 and QW2013 - Win11
    -Questions? Check out the Quicken Windows FAQ list

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