Can I have 2 Quicken files open at the same time in Quicken Windows?

I have different Quicken files for different family businesses. Occasionally I have transactions that affect more than one file. It would be easier if all those files could be open at once, similar to having multiple "tabs" or windows open in a web browser. Does Quicken have this capability and I just can't figure it out?

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    No.  The closest you can come to that is to run Virtual Machine software so that you have a window running a second copy of Windows and have Quicken running in that Windows instance also.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    An enhancement request has previously been posted and is available here:

    If you would like to see this enhancement made in a hopefully not too distant future version of Quicken please don't forget to vote on it. Locate the big yellow box near the top of this webpage (or page 1 for long discussions) and click the "Up" triangle under the voting count.
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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    lestermae said: I have different Quicken files for different family businesses. Occasionally I have transactions that affect more than one file.
    just curious what kind of transaction would effect more than one Quicken "unrelated" business files ?

    QWin Deluxe Subscription - Win10
  • Peggy S
    Peggy S Member ✭✭
    I would like this too. Lately I have had problems with Quicken changing the starting date on bank accounts that have old transactions archived off. I need to look at transactions from an old backup version and correct the current version. This is hard to do when I can't look at both at once. And this is happening much too frequently lately!
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