How to clean up corrupted database
I am a 20+ year user of Quicken for Windows. Around the first of December, I downloaded the latest update, then transactions, and reconciled my accounts. When I went back in a week later, many of my recent transactions had disappeared or were changed. For instance, paychecks became deposited with an expense category of "education". All of my transfers between accounts also became "education" expenses. I attempted to use a backup file and that seemed to work at the time, but when I went in again this week, my files were messed up again. I attempted another restore from an earlier file and now my data is messed up back to the middle of September. I resigned myself to re-entering my transactions, but when I attempted to import them from my bank, Quicken says there's no new records to import - even though I can clearly see they are not there. I've wasted hours I don't have on this already and am worried that even once I do figure it out, it'll just happen again. Where do I even start with this?