"Corrupt" QEL file

Every time I run the Validate and Repair routine, I get the message: "QEL: The old file was corrupt and only some of the data has been recovered." What do I do about that? Is there a way to delete a QEL file and start from scratch? This error message seems to be related to the problem with my budgets always getting deleted. Everything else seems to work about as expected. I am a very long time Quicken user.

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  • Frankx
    Frankx SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Hi @John Dozier,

    Can you tell us what version of Quicken you are running?  I don't think recent versions (i.e. for the last 8 or 9 years) have used separate QEL files.

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Actually, the QEL file, along with several other "helper" type files is encapsulated into the combined QDF ... within which is the actual QDF/etc.

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  • John Dozier
    John Dozier Member ✭✭
    I am running 2020 Version R24.14 Build
  • John Dozier
    John Dozier Member ✭✭
    Thanks Markus1957. I did the Copy routine, opened the new copy, and ran the normal validate. The resulting validation log showed no QEL read errors. Now to test drive it for a while.
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