[Can] there be a way to have multiple Quicken data files open at the same time?

Bud27
Bud27 Member ✭✭
I manage finances for a couple of family members, so I have 3 Quicken data files. I recently moved from [Removed] back to Quicken after many years. In [Removed] I could have all of the data files open at the same time, each with its own window. That was useful because there are transactions to record that affect multiple user accounts (e.g., one person paying the other for something). I would do that very often in [Removed] Now I can't seem to do that anymore so I can't copy/paste an amount easily from one user account to another, or copy a payee name without opening/closing each data file to go back and forth. Now I have to complete the work in one data file, close it, open the next one and remember (or make a separate note to copy from). Another example is a joint account that exists in two data files because it belongs to both users' set of accounts, but requires manual update (no available transaction downloads). I can't switch back and forth easily to update an identical transaction in both files.
Any chance a feature Quicken update would support multiple data files open simultaneously?
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  • Hello @Bud27

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  • JohnL.Miller
    JohnL.Miller Member ✭✭
    You can come close to what you want to do by running a second instance of Quicken in a virtual machine. I do it all the time for my personal and business accounts.
  • Bud27
    Bud27 Member ✭✭
    > @JohnL.Miller said:
    > You can come close to what you want to do by running a second instance of Quicken in a virtual machine. I do it all the time for my personal and business accounts.
    Thanks for the suggestion John!
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2020
    Another alternative that USED to be possible is the ability to duplciate the Quicken app and run duplicate copies of Quicken. BUT both macOS AND Quicken have made changes that makes this difficult BUT you CAN run a beta version of Quicken side by side....SO it is still EASILY technically possible IF Quicken would make it possible like it once was....

    So, you can add your VOTE to Maintain ability to run 2 copies of Quicken for Mac simultaneously

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