Unable to delete category with Usage 0

Right-clicking a category in Category List does NOT bring up Edit, it only brings up "New Category". Usage is 0. Type shows as "Transfer". How can I delete it?

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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
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    "Transfers" aren't "proper categories".  What is going on is that in Quicken Windows they reused the category field for transfers too because they wanted to save space and they didn't want to allow double counting by allowing both a category and for it to be a transfer at the same time.

    So all the [Account] "categories" represent a transfer to that "Account".  To remove one of these you have to remove the "Account".
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  • ckoz
    ckoz Member ✭✭
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    Thank you! IMHO, Quicken could have made it clear by ANY explanation on right-clicking -- instead of the useless, "Add new category". Just sayin'...

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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓
    "Transfers" aren't "proper categories".  What is going on is that in Quicken Windows they reused the category field for transfers too because they wanted to save space and they didn't want to allow double counting by allowing both a category and for it to be a transfer at the same time.

    So all the [Account] "categories" represent a transfer to that "Account".  To remove one of these you have to remove the "Account".
    Signature:
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • ckoz
    ckoz Member ✭✭
    Answer ✓
    Thank you! IMHO, Quicken could have made it clear by ANY explanation on right-clicking -- instead of the useless, "Add new category". Just sayin'...