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Quicken 2016 Says Data File Password is wrong

twizzler
twizzler Member
It just started today. Quicken 2016 on Win7Pro. Worked fine until today and the password has been them same for months.

How can recover a password when the 4 questions require you to have 20 year old data printed out???

I have used Quicken for over 28 years so this is an issue. All backups say the same thing.

Answers

  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Which password exactly are you getting stuck with? There are several of them. I assume you're trying to follow instructions here: https://www.quicken.com/support/im-having-password-problems-quicken-windows

    Did you just have to reinstall Q 2016? If so, did you also install the latest set of bug fixes for Q 2016, available here: Select the file Release 19.5 Mondo from http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/quicken-2016-patches.html  (US version only)
    Without these fixes, your old Intuit ID conversion to Quicken ID is missing and you'll have problems logging on to your Quicken ID.



  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    [EDIT] - had updated topic title to better reflect the actual Q&A - and 2016 reference
    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10
  • twizzler
    twizzler Member
    The problem is just opening the file in Q2016. I do not use the web version of anything. All backup copies fail.
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 1
    twizzler said:
    The problem is just opening the file in Q2016.
    Just to clarify -
    the password prompt you are talking about is the "Date File Password" ?


    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10
  • twizzler
    twizzler Member
    Yes and if I do the forgot password I get the four questions that have to have printed out over 20 years of data to answer.
  • twizzler
    twizzler Member
    I think I have found a solution. Evidently I'm a victim of Covid boredom. I went back, waaaay back and found a backup that does actually work so I may have changed the password and now don't remember.

    Thanks for all the pointers.
  • twizzler
    twizzler Member
    edited February 1
    With the tips I bought the Q2018 Starter and took the backup from Friday and did an import and then used the new version of password recovery.

    Thanks to all
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