Cannot load data file from hard drive (Q Win 2002)

huwhuw
huwhuw Member
OK, I am using an old Quicken (2002), but has been fine, even on Windows 10 PC. Suddenly, I cannot open data file from any hard disc - I get either "cannot read file" or "please insert data disc". However, copying those same files to a flashdrive, I can open them easily. I am at my wits' end. I have reinstalled Quicken (and made sure i deleted all residual files beforehand) to no avail.
Please can anyone help!!

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Make sure that the data file is located under the Documents folder on the local harddrive.  A folder named Quicken in Documents is the normal, default location.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    Old Quicken Patch downloads 2000+

    When running an old, unsupported Quicken for Windows version you may no longer be able to download bug fixes (patch files) directly from Quicken.
    However, until further notice they are still available here:
    US version: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/quicken-patches-us.html
    Canadian version: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/quicken-patches-canadian.html
    If clicking on Help / About Quicken does not show the highest Release number available for your version (year), as shown on this webpage, download and install the appropriate file(s) from the link above.


  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    splasher said:
    Make sure that the data file is located under the Documents folder on the local harddrive.  A folder named Quicken in Documents is the normal, default location.
    Actually for such an old version of Quicken I would make sure that all the names in the path follow the 8.3 file name rules from the old days.  As in no spaces or special characters and only 8 characters max for the name (.3 is the file type).  What's more because this is Windows 10 I would make sure it isn't in any "protected" folder like Program Files.  So something like: C:\Quicken.
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