Usinag activation code with multiple quicken files

I have recently upgraded to Quicken Deluxe 2018 from 2015. Previously I was able to manage multiple Quicken files (one for myself and one for my wife). Once I upgraded to 2018 when I try and open up the second Quicken file, I am asked for an activation code. I used the same activation code as the one I used for the first file and it says the activation code is already in use. Is there no way to have a second quicken file without having to pay for a completely separate subscription activation code?

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  • Dan GlynhamptonDan Glynhampton SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Both files must use the same Quicken ID. Does your wife have a separate Quicken ID? If so you'll need to agree on a single ID and use it to sign into both files, you should be able to access both of them that way.
    US Quicken Deluxe for Windows 2019 R21.16 on Windows 10 Pro v1903
  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    Hi @ Manny Roble ,


    1. First off, Quicken Deluxe 2018 is no more, if you check About Quicken under Help.
    2. Activation from Download is a One-Time Deal or from a CD.
    3. After Activation, if you are going to have More than one Quicken Data File, you need to uninstall your present Quicken Version and go to Your My Account on https://www.quicken.com/ and Sign in.
    4. Look in Download Quicken and Download for Windows or Download for Mac.
    Now use this Article to reinstall Quicken 2019: https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/reinstalling-quicken-2018-for-windows?rfm=1&...

    Quicken 2018 and Quicken 2019 are the same of this purpose.







    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R21.16 & Quicken 2017 HBRP R19.4

    Vote:  https://community.quicken.com/discussion/comment/20022841#Comment_20022841

  • SimonSezSoSimonSezSo Member ✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Manny, I agree with Dan.  I manage finances for my mom, and have a separate Quicken data file for her accounts.  (She is 93, and I have POA)  I use a single ID for both and it works just fine.
  • QPWQPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    Hi @ Manny Roble ,


    1. First off, Quicken Deluxe 2018 is no more, if you check About Quicken under Help.
    2. Activation from Download is a One-Time Deal or from a CD.
    3. After Activation, if you are going to have More than one Quicken Data File, you need to uninstall your present Quicken Version and go to Your My Account on https://www.quicken.com/ and Sign in.
    4. Look in Download Quicken and Download for Windows or Download for Mac.
    Now use this Article to reinstall Quicken 2019: https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/reinstalling-quicken-2018-for-windows?rfm=1&...

    Quicken 2018 and Quicken 2019 are the same of this purpose.







    There is no need to uninstall.
    First off both Quicken 2018 and 2019 are the same thing "Quicken subscription" no matter what you install they will update to the latest version.

    Second what Quicken Id a given data file has isn't related to what version of Quicken version you are running.

    The way you switch Quicken Ids isn't with uninstall/install, you select:
    Edit -> Preferences -> Quicken ID, Sync & Alerts -> Sign in as a different user

    In Quicken 2017 and below it didn't matter if you used multiple Quicken Ids for different data files because they were not connected to a subscription.

    With Quicken 2018 and beyond (actually Quicken 2017 Canadian an beyond) your subscription gets connected to a Quicken Id, therefore you need to use that Quicken Id for every data file you have, unless of course you have some reason that you have to keep them completely separated.  In that case you would have to pay for another subscription for the other Quicken Id.

    Some of the reasons you might have to have two subscriptions are:
    You are syncing Quicken Cloud and you don't want to share the password to the Quicken Id, which is required to log in to the mobile app or web.
    You want more than one credit score.

    And there might be other reasons that just don't jump out at me.

    But usually there isn't any problem with say spouses sharing the same Quicken Id.
  • Manny RobleManny Roble Member
    edited December 2018
    Yup that was it. When I upgraded to 2015, that was when the switch over was happening between Intuit ids and at that time I created a separate id for my wife. I was able to switch the id associated with the second file and I can access both with one id now. Thank you for the help everyone.
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