Is there a way to determine date of last update to quicken exe

Running R39.23 and need to determine when it was installed on the laptop. Is there a way to determine the date of that installation?

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  • Quicken Jasmine
    Quicken Jasmine Moderator mod
    edited April 30
    Hello @nc00ks0n,

    Thank you for contacting the Quicken Community with this question. 

    You can see the timestamp of the latest Quicken update by navigating to File Explorer > This PC > C: Drive > Program Files (x86) > Check the timestamp for "qw" in the list. 

    I hope this helps!
    -Quicken Jasmine
  • mshiggins
    mshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quicken makes an automatic backup of your data file with a date, time, and update version number in the back up file name. Check your back up directory. 
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
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  • nc00ks0n
    nc00ks0n Member ✭✭
    edited April 30
    Thanks but the suggestion did not work for me.

    No such file or folder (qw) on my windows 10 desktop. Is there another object to look for?

    Searched the entire drive and found only these backup.
    R-37.67-2022-02-03.QDF-backup
    R-37.67-2022-02-04.QDF-backup
    R-37.67-2022-02-05.QDF-backup
    R-38.29-2022-02-16.QDF-backup
    R-38.29-2022-02-17.QDF-backup
    R-38.30-2022-03-12.QDF-backup
    Any other ideas?
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    As Jasmine said, it's in the Program Files (x86) folder.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 30
    nc00ks0n said:
    Thanks but the suggestion did not work for me.

    No such file or folder (qw) on my windows 10 desktop. Is there another object to look for?

    Searched the entire drive and found only these backup.
    R-37.67-2022-02-03.QDF-backup
    R-37.67-2022-02-04.QDF-backup
    R-37.67-2022-02-05.QDF-backup
    R-38.29-2022-02-16.QDF-backup
    R-38.29-2022-02-17.QDF-backup
    R-38.30-2022-03-12.QDF-backup
    Any other ideas?
    The implication is the update from R38.30 occurred on 2022-03-12.  Assuming you allowed Quicken to perform the update, this would be when you would have upgraded to R39.23.  If you want to know the time just before the update was performed, check the modification time of the Quicken file backup.

    If you are just interested in the modification time of Quicken exe file (aka, qw.exe), check the Quicken program folder.  This time stamp, however, may not be when the Quicken program was last updated.
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    nc00ks0n said: Running R39.23 and need to determine when it was installed on the laptop.
    WHY ?

    QWin Deluxe Subscription - Win10
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    nc00ks0n said: Running R39.23 and need to determine when it was installed on the laptop.
    Quicken makes a backup of the old/current version when it "detects" a new version is avail for downloading and install.
    I am running R38.30 - so there is 1 entry (I deleted the rest) of when the latest detection of a newer version avail for install.


    QWin Deluxe Subscription - Win10
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    As mentioned above - it is located in the Program Files (86) folder..... under \Quicken\ -
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Quicken\
    and the datestamp may be reflecting the date it was installed by you -


    QWin Deluxe Subscription - Win10
  • mshiggins
    mshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ps56k2 said:
    nc00ks0n said: Running R39.23 and need to determine when it was installed on the laptop.
    Quicken makes a backup of the old/current version when it "detects" a new version is avail for downloading and install.
    I am running R38.30 - so there is 1 entry (I deleted the rest) of when the latest detection of a newer version avail for install.


    I already said this. 
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
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  • nc00ks0n
    nc00ks0n Member ✭✭
    ok, i found the file and it has time stamps for when it was created 5/3/2021, when it was last modified (3/10/2022) and last accessed (today)
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    nc00ks0n said:
    ok, i found the file and it has time stamps for when it was created 5/3/2021, when it was last modified (3/10/2022) and last accessed (today)
    Why was it important to determine these dates?
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.