Security when sending laptop to repair shop (edit)

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I'm sending my laptop to the repair shop. Currently, when I open Quicken, it opens to my home screen with all my accounts on view. I don't want the repairman to see them. How can I set up a login procedure to block a home screen view?

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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2023
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    assign a - Data File Password - from the Quicken menu

    But any and all other Quicken files such as previous backups would still not have a password

  • RalphC
    RalphC Member ✭✭✭✭
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    As @Ps56k2 suggests, you could assign a password, but doing that to all your iterations of Quicken data files would entail a lot of work. I think I would search my internal drive(s) for *.qdf* and move them offline. Quicken will run, but the repair tech would just get a new file with no data in it. Then, simply move your data files back after you get the laptop back.

  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I was thinking of that too - but thought that maybe @ChasQkn might have also considered moving ALL their sensitive data files, docs, taxes, banking, investments, photos, Quicken, etc to an external flash drive …

  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    A long term solution to this issue is to keep your Quicken data files and other sensitive files in an encrypted data vault on your local computer.

    Several of the anti-virus programs include them in the suite of apps.

    -splasher using Q continuously since 1996
    - Subscription Quicken - Win11 and QW2013 - Win11
    -Questions? Check out the Quicken Windows FAQ list

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