opening quicken to last used data file

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Harris
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After several name changes to the existing data base, whenever I open Quicken i have to select from all past files, the version I want to load as opposed to either the last used, or the last saved, file opening automatically.
Any ideas? Frustrating.

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  • Sherlock
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    Quicken should be maintaining the most recently used Quicken file in the QUSER.INI file located in the user's hidden AppData\Roaming\Quicken\config folder.  I suspect you may be opening a specific Quicken file.  I suggest opening the Quicken application instead.  For example, press the Windows key and start to type Quicken in the search box to locate and open the Quicken app.  If you aren't already,  I recommend accessing the Quicken files in a folder on an internal drive and using short (8.3) names.  For example, QData.QDF.
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    If Quicken does not remember the last used data file name

    • Make sure that the data file name does NOT have a blank space at the end of the name portion, e.g. QDATA_.QDF (where the underscore represents a blank space). Using Windows File Explorer this may be difficult to see unless you have File Explorer configured to View / Show File Extensions. Only then will a trailing space show up clearly
    • Check to ensure that the file QUSER.INI  in
      C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Roaming\Quicken\Config
      (or C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Roaming\Intuit\Quicken\Config in older Quicken versions)
      is not set to Read Only. Your Windows User Account must have proper Windows security access to this file and all subfolders and folders above it, all the way up to the root directory.
      This file contains the list of recently used file names.
    • There's always the possibility that the Desktop or Start Menu icon you use to start Quicken has been altered to point to a specific data file or is a Shortcut pointer to a specific file. Be sure to use a Quicken program start icon, not a file shortcut.
  • Harris
    Harris Member ✭✭
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    Sherlock and UKR: Thank you both very much. In the 40 plus years I've used Quicken, never had this problem before and was completely unaware of the information you both provided. I really appreciate it.
    Thank you
    Harris
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Harris said:
    Sherlock and UKR: Thank you both very much. In the 40 plus years I've used Quicken, never had this problem before and was completely unaware of the information you both provided. I really appreciate it.
    Thank you
    Harris
    You're welcome. With all this information, were you able to solve your problem?
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