How can one remove a file name from the "File" menu?

Two files with similar names appear on the "File" drop down menu which could cause me to select the wrong file. How can I remove the one no longer being used?

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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    BTW - Quicken will usually auto open the last used QDF file -

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  • wimplister
    wimplister Member ✭✭
    Yes, but there are several files in the "File" menu, so I am not always opening the same file.
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    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.
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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 3
    also....
    That information is in a file named QUSER.INI, it is a hidden file, so you will need to change Windows settings to find it. 
    Find the file in:
    C:/users/username/appdata/roaming/quicken/config/



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  • wimplister
    wimplister Member ✭✭
    I found the location of the new file and deleted the others. I deleted the old files and was able to remove it from the menu. Thanks.
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    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 desire.

    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.

    Close Quicken.

    Edit with Notepad or any other ASCII text editor the file
    "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Quicken\config\QUSER.INI"
    or "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Intuit\Quicken\config\QUSER.INI" 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:

    [RecentFiles]

    1=C:\Users\username\Documents\Quicken\test

    2=C:\Users\username\Documents\Quicken\UKR

    3=C:\Users\username\Documents\Quicken\UKR2005-2006

    4=C:\Users\username\Documents\Quicken\Ukr2004

    [RecentBackupPaths]

    BackupPath5=

    BackupPath4=I:\Quicken Backup\

    BackupPath3=E:\Quicken Backup\

    BackupPath2=J:\Quicken Backup\

    BackupPath1=H:\Quicken Backup\

    Do NOT delete any lines from this file!

    Just blank out the name portion after the '=' (equal sign).

    [Recent Files] refers to your current "1=..." Quicken data file and 3 previously used ones.

    Do not blank out "1=..." or Quicken will not know which file to start with.

    [RecentBackupPaths] refers to your Manual Backup file paths, "BackupPath1=..." being the most recently used path name.

    Save the changed file.

    Start Quicken.

    Review the results in the File menu for recent data files and/or the Manual Backup menu for Backup paths.


  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Chris_QPW said:
    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.
    Another option is to move the file so that Quicken doesn't find it where is thinks it is, then Quicken will remove it from the Recent Files list on the File menu.

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