how to delete zzz-account linked to wrong account that is closed

When USAA was having problems I somehow ended up with zzz-USAA linked to a closed Bank of America account. Because it is closed I can't delete it. How can I get rid of this? My USAA accounts are all updating fine it's just this bad link.

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  • Hello @mardis2003

    Thank you for reaching out on the community and telling us about your issue. I do apologize for the issue you're having. That is quite odd that it ended up with one of your closed accounts. I think in this case the first thing we can try is to  is a validate and repair to see if that might help with the false link that you're experiencing, I'll leave steps down below. You'll find it on the third step down below.

     https://www.quicken.com/support/advanced-data-file-troubleshooting-correct-problems-quicken-windows

     Once you get a chance let us know how it works. If it doesn't work let us know and we'll see what we can do next.

    Thanks,

    Quicken Francisco


  • mardis2003
    mardis2003 Member ✭✭
    I had already tried that with no success. I tried again after your response and still no success. Here is the validate log
    [Sun Feb 21 16:20:58 2021]

    File: "E:\csmar\Quicken\QDATA 7 Jan 2021"

    QDF:
    Validating your data.
    Repaired your data file by removing a damaged category. Please check your category list for missing categories by going to Tools>Category List.
    Quicken found a damaged scheduled reminder and removed it. Please check your scheduled reminders by going to Tools>Manage Bills and Income Reminders.


    QEL:
    No read errors.

    QEL:
    All internal consistency checks passed.

    [Sun Feb 21 16:28:13 2021]
    No out-of-range security references found.

    Validation has completed.
  • mardis2003
    mardis2003 Member ✭✭
    This is how it looks in online center. As you see the delete is greyed out.
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Try this in the Online Center hold down shift + F3 and click on Contact Info.
    Fine the zzz-... entry and select it and then Delete.
    Signature:
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • mardis2003
    mardis2003 Member ✭✭
    no delete button
    zzz.JPG 45.3K
  • @mardis2003

    Thanks for the update. It may be best for you to contact Quicken Support instead as you may need extensive troubleshooting done in order to have this successfully resolved. They also have the ability to screen share with you (if you feel comfortable doing so) and will be better equipped to help you accomplish and set up what you need.

    Click here to review Quicken Support's hours of operation.

    Thanks,
    Quicken Francisco

  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    no delete button
    I'm sorry my mistake, hold down the Ctrl + F3 and select Contact Info.
    Signature:
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • mardis2003
    mardis2003 Member ✭✭
    Well it now says I have to disable all accounts before deleting. The only account is closed and I can't make change to online.
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yeah I was afraid of that.  Your caught in a circular loop.  Maybe Quicken Support has someway out of it (I doubt it).

    In the meantime you might want to vote for this idea.
    https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7888207/add-new-function-reopen-closed-account-in-quicken-for-windows
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  • markus1957
    markus1957 SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited February 22
    You might be able to work around it by-
    1.  Creating a new manual checking account. 
    2. Then move all of the transactions from the closed BoA account to the new manual account; they can be moved in bulk. 
    3. Then delete the problem BoA account with no transactions using Edit Account Details.
    4. Then you can use Online Center Ctrl+F3 Contact Info to delete the reference to the zzz FI.  Ideally it auto deletes if no accounts are associated with it, but it may not since it is screwed up.

    You can Close or otherwise edit the new account details as you wish.

    adding- make a backup file copy first in case it goes badly and you need to revert.
  • mardis2003
    mardis2003 Member ✭✭
    That's what I ended up doing. Created a manual account and moved all the transactions then deleted the old account. Thanks for your help.
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