Error Transferring Shares - "There are not enough shares for this security in the account"

John Salomone
John Salomone Member
edited September 6 in Investing (Windows)
I get this error every time to try to transfer shares out of an investment account in Quicken: "There are not enough shares for this security in the account you are trying to transfer from. Either choose a different account or update the holdings in the 'transfer from' account."

In this case, the account shows 300 in the "Share Bal" column. If I try to transfer 1share or 300, it gives me that error.


  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Have you tried backing up your data file and then doing a File > Validate and Repair?

    Also do you have a different but similarly named security, perhaps hidden? Go to Tools > Security List and check the Show hidden securities box. If the security you hold is hidden and the similar one is not, the similar one will appear in the list and you will get that message. 
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  • gregandrews
    gregandrews Member ✭✭
    same problem here. neither suggestion works.