My Quicken 2009 asked for a password yesterday ?

My Quicken 2009 asked for a password yesterday - first time I recall it ever needing a password to open. None of the passwords I have tried will open it. Is there any way to override or reset the password? Thanks.

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2020 Accepted Answer
    Hopefully you have a recent backup to restore and it will not ask for a password.
    Last I heard, for to remove the password, you would have to upgrade to the latest version of Quicken (bye bye Q2009).

    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2020
    In general when Quicken asks for a data file password that you haven't set, that is an indication that the data file is corrupted.
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
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