mwyackiramwyackira Member
edited January 28 in
For about 10 days, Quicken intermittently crashes. It always does so when trying to download from a website to Quicken (e.g., credit card or bank account that does not use “update” as the method for download). Anyone experiencing the same issues?


  • Quicken HaroldQuicken Harold Alumni ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23
    Hello myackira. Appreciate your question.

    Which version of Quicken are you using:

    Please let us know so that we can best help you.

    ~ Quicken Harold.
    Quicken Harold
    Community Moderator
  • mwyackiramwyackira Member
    edited January 23
    Thanks for the quick response. I subscribe to Quicken and have been a user since the early 90s.
  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23

    Assuming you are using Quicken for Windows ... you didn't say ...

    1) Let's try some "Troubleshooting 101" to
    ensure the Quicken software is installed and updated properly.

    What is the exact
    release number for your version of Quicken?

    If clicking on Help / About Quicken does not show one of the following you are
    missing required software updates and, for older versions, possibly the
    required Intuit ID to Quicken ID conversion:

    Quicken US version:

    2016 ... Release R 18.4 *,

    - 2017 ... Release R 17.4 *,

    -  2018 ... upgrades to 2019 when
    installing the R 14.23 patch released 10/8/2018 or any later patch

    - 2019 ... Release R 17.6 *,

    Quicken Canada

    2016 ... Release R 7 *,

    - 2017 ... all users should have been upgraded to 2018 already

    - 2018 ... upgrades to 2019 when installing the R 15.24 patch or any later

    - 2019 ... Release R 16.16 *,

    ( * minimum required
    release number, may be higher, subject to change without notice)

    Please do this even
    if you are on the latest release already:

    Locate the US or Canada Mondo Patch
    file applicable to your version of Quicken in the links above.

    Download it and save it to disk.

    Open the Downloads folder. Right-click the downloaded patch file. Click
    "Run as Administrator" to execute the installation program.

    This will replace any Quicken software modules with a known consistent release
    level and, hopefully, eliminate any software corruption or errors during
    installation as a cause of this issue.

    Reboot Windows when
    done with the above and try Quicken again.

    2) Validate

    Validate your
    Quicken data file. It may have become damaged over time or if you ever had
    crashes, hang-ups or loops while running Quicken. Repeated crashes may
    eventually render a data file "broken beyond repair".

    Please run this
    exact procedure, skipping no steps:

    - Make a copy of
    your data file: Click File / File Operations / Copy.  Do not change any Copy Option settings. Save
    file under a new name in same folder as current Quicken data file.  (The Copy process appears to be performing a
    record-by-record copy of the data file and not just a simple binary image copy.
    This has been reported as recovering some otherwise not repairable

    If Quicken reports an error creating the Copy file and you are using Q 2019
    repeat the Copy process, but press and hold SHIFT and CTRL as you click File /
    File Operations / Copy. When prompted "Ignore errors that prevent file
    copy?" click "Yes".  Note:
    This may cause some data loss.

    - Open the copied file in Quicken.

    - Click File / File
    Operations / Validate and Repair. Click "Validate File" and
    "Rebuild investing lots", check to make sure the copied file is being
    validated. If you suspect that a damaged Quotes Price History causes your
    problems, also select "Delete investing price history".  Click OK. Let it run.

    - Fix any errors
    logged as not repaired by Quicken.

    - Click File / File
    Operations. Press and hold SHIFT+CTRL as you click Validate and Repair. The
    next popup should show "Supervalidate" somewhere in header or text.
    Click "Supervalidate File", check to make sure the copied file is
    being validated, click OK. Let it run. It might run for a while.

    - Again fix any errors logged as not repaired by Quicken.

    - Now close and
    restart Quicken using this new file and try your failing action again. If it
    works, keep using the new file and abandon the old one.

    - If that doesn't
    resolve the issue, you may have no recourse but to restore your Quicken data
    file from a Manual or Automatic Backup taken prior to the problem first
    occurring, if necessary going back to older backups until you find a file that
    does not exhibit these symptoms.

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