Why the extra steps to restore from backup or open an old data file from 2014?

lablover57lablover57 Member ✭✭
edited October 2018 in
Quicken 2018 (latest update/Windows 10). It is really annoying to go through extra steps to restore a file from 2014 or to restore from a backup. Why the need to sign into Quicken/be asked if you want to use mobile/or most annoying to get a code?  Most of the time, when I want to see an old file, it is because I am in a hurry and want an answer fast. Please get rid of this step.  Thank you
Quicken User since the DOS days...

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  • splashersplasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    That isn't going to happen.  All versions since 2015 require that the data file be registered to a valid Quicken ID. 
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  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    I agree. It is annoying to have to stop and register the data file when you just want to look something up.
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
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  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    It has been suggested before, having some kind of read-only mode, but like SPlasher says, I doubt it is going to happen.  BTW it sounds like one more reason why people shouldn't be splitting up their data files by year or whatever.
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    P.S. Quicken 2014 used a different data file format than Quicken 2016 and beyond, so the 2018 release of Quicken 2018 can't even read that data file without first converting it.
  • lablover57lablover57 Member ✭✭
    edited August 2018
    Yes, I know that..2014 was a different format and I had to convert,. Read-only would be fine with me. PLUS, it is my data....
    Quicken User since the DOS days...
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