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Can I install more than one Quicken file on my computer

BLN1111BLN1111 Member
edited February 11 in Before you Buy
I currently have Quicken 2017 (Windows) on my computer. I would like add another Quicken 2017 to my computer for security reasons, to keep information completely separate. Is this possible???

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  • Ps56k2Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 11 Accepted Answer
    Quicken is just like any other computer program that uses a DATA FILE to store all your information.... just like with MS Word or MS Excel.
    You can just create another and different Quicken QDF file as you need, you can have several for whatever situations you need to keep track of.
    ... File --> New Quicken File
    [edit] also updated topic title to better reflect actual Q&A ...... computer -  --> file


    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10

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  • Ps56k2Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 11 Accepted Answer
    Quicken is just like any other computer program that uses a DATA FILE to store all your information.... just like with MS Word or MS Excel.
    You can just create another and different Quicken QDF file as you need, you can have several for whatever situations you need to keep track of.
    ... File --> New Quicken File
    [edit] also updated topic title to better reflect actual Q&A ...... computer -  --> file


    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10
  • splashersplasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    To answer your question, NO, you can not install a second copy of Quicken for Windows on a computer.  Years ago it was possible, but they had to be different versions (year).
    Quicken data files are completely independent from each other so there is no need to have a second installation of Quicken on a computer.  While there is some global data, but it is limited to things like the recent file list but does not include any financial data or security information other Quicken Id registration information.

    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list

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