How to remove obsolete File or Backup Path entries
from Quicken Menus
New with Quicken Subscription (2018+):
When selecting a file name from the bottom of the File Menu and the file cannot
be found, you will get prompted for an action or if you want to remove the name
from the file list.All Quicken versions:
You can eliminate
incorrect or unused Quicken data file names or Backup Path names if you so
But please be very,
very careful when doing it and retain a "before image" backup copy of
the .INI file you are about to edit.
Edit with Notepad or
any other ASCII text editor the file
for older Quicken versions.
Replace "username" in the path with your Windows account name.
In this file you
will find lines looking similar to these:
Do NOT delete any lines from this file!
Just blank out the name portion after the '=' (equal
refers to your current "1=..." Quicken data file and 3 previously
Do not blank out
"1=..." or Quicken will not know which file to start with.
refers to your Manual Backup file paths, "BackupPath1=..." being the
most recently used path name.
Save the changed
Review the results
in the File menu for recent data files and/or the Manual Backup menu for Backup
If the data file no longer exists (deleted or renamed) clicking on its name in the File menu will bring up a dialog where Quicken asks if you want to remove it from that list.