Data File PW Prompt on Non-password Protected File

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  • Grantman
    Grantman Member
    i am being asked for a data file password and I don't have one
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2022
    Not sure why this was split from the other topic - but I'll re-post my reply ....
     WAS there ever an existing data file password that you created for the Quicken data file -
    or - did the password prompt appear after a recent Quicken update ?
    There was a reported bug awhile ago -
    where a bogus prompt for the data file password was being generated
    AND the Forgot Password did nothing -
    I believe the only fix was the classical "Restore from recent backup"

    QWin Deluxe Subscription - Win10
  • LRATC
    LRATC Member
    HELP! I have a similar issue. I entered a lot of data into Quicken (Windows) earlier today, and the file does not have a password. Now I am trying to open it, and it's asking for a password. I tried to restore from a recent backup file, and it is also requiring a password. The "Forgot Password" link does nothing when I click on it. I need to get this datafile open to work on my taxes! Help please!
  • bwallace42
    bwallace42 Member
    edited February 2022
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  • pavetack
    pavetack Member
    edited February 2022
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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm merely copying my previous posting from above -
    First - WAS there ever an existing data file password that you created for the Quicken data file -
    or - did the password prompt appear after a recent Quicken update ?
    There was a reported bug awhile ago - that seems to randomly pop up -
    where a bogus prompt for the data file password is being generated
    AND the Forgot Password link does nothing -
    I believe the only fix was the classical "Restore from recent backup"-
    AND adding a Data File Password to potentially help deter future situations.

    QWin Deluxe Subscription - Win10
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