Multiple Quicken files open simultaneously


This is not a new suggestion or question but I can't seem to find much feedback about it. Is there any expectation of when this might happen?

Windows 10


  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably never. Would require a MAJOR re-write of Q's architecture.

    Q user since February, 1990. DOS Version 4
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Business & Personal
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP

  • mshiggins
    mshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    What are you trying to do that needs two files open at thr same time?

    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
    Questions? Check out the Quicken Windows FAQ list

  • BK
    BK Member ✭✭✭✭

    I second the prior comments and will add some additional info which you may already know. There is a pretend way to do this using a Virtual Machine (VM).

    One example, a few years ago my data file got corrupted. I needed to start with a new file and import all the data. So I had my new data file open on my main screen and simultaneously the old one open in a VM on my extended monitor (disconnected the VM from the Internet). That way I was able to easily review the transactions and cross reference, copy/paste, etc. Just giving you a very short version.

    Another example is that you can open two different Quicken files (yours and spouse's), one on your main PC and the other on the VM - as if you are using two computers side by side.

    - QWin Deluxe user since 2010, US subscription on Win11
    - I don't use Cloud Sync, Mobile & Web, Bill Pay/Mgr