Data file validation is not working

William Fee
William Fee Member ✭✭
Validate my Quicken WTF.QDF data file
- Unable to close data files
- Quicken cannot open the data file because it is use by another application...
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The log file has this...
[Sat Jan 08 14:25:18 2022]

File: "C:\Users\billf\Documents\Quicken\WFee"

QDF:

QEL: QEL could not be copied, so it wasn't validated.
Validation has completed.

*** Any help would be appreciated! :)

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  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    - Unable to close data files
    - Quicken cannot open the data file because it is use by another application...
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    This is an indication of another program like dropbox , Onedrive  or some other backup program placing a lock on Quicken's data file. You need to correct this. This prevents Quicken from controlling the data file and can also cause data corruption.
    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 11 Pro version 22H2
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    IF you're using Dropbox/etc to backup your Q data file ... DON'T.  For exactly the reason that you've just discovered.
    Set Dropbox/etc to take the backup file that's created by Q instead.  This file will be held by Q, and not available to Dropbox, until Q's backup is completed and then Dropbox can begin.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • William Fee
    William Fee Member ✭✭
    Is there a program or app that can tell me who has a lock on the file?

    Also, I' not using Drop Box. I'm using Windows File History for backup.
  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would venture to say this is what is the issue.



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    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 11 Pro version 22H2
  • William Fee
    William Fee Member ✭✭
    edited January 10 Answer ✓
    [Removed-Duplicate Post]
  • William Fee
    William Fee Member ✭✭
    Answer ✓
    I deleted Quicken and reinstalled it. Problem wen away!
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