Quicken has become unstable...
Ever since 1/10/2020 Quicken (at least in my case) has become very unstable. Something happened to my data file and I had to restore it from a backup on 1/10/2020. Then later in the year the data file exhibited other issues. See: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7882436/noticed-error-planning-tab-annual-view-budget-categories#latest
That issue resulted in having to create a new data file then restoring from a backup from 12/2/2019 and inputting all of the date from then to the current date. However two weeks ago the data file would not validate again saying there were many transactions that had to be categorized as unspecified accounts and this was for multiple accounts. There had been no power outages of surges (I have an industrial surge protection and a UPS) This time I used QIF files exported then imported into another "new" file. Again the file validated properly and was fine until this morning.
When I validated the file there were that were deleted with a date from before there were computers but I did not need to take any action???????!!? There was another problem with a category that was removed (validate did not say which category that was) but giving the so unhelpful hint that I needed to look at my category listing to see what was missing. Did it also delete the transactions involved with the deleted category? Nothing was clear about what was done to the data. I have a large number of categories and subcategories that would make it quite a job to find which one and if the transactions were also deleted how was I to determine which those were? My current data file goes back to 2007.
I restored my backup from 12/11/2020 to another "new" file. Validated it and it had the same errors. Deleted that file and restored the backup from 12/10/2020 to another "new" file validated it and that file validated properly. I then re-downloaded two days of transactions, validated the file which completed successfully so now I am whole again but for how long?
There seems to be a stability issue that has been introduced a some point during the year. I was validating the file once a week but now I will be back to doing it daily after each session. My data file is very complex which requires this. I do not want to have to enter 13 months of data again.
I have noted multiple threads dealing with the corrupted category and the removed transactions with the date from 1900 I think it was. Just when I was starting to feel comfortable with Quicken again this happens and I now my trust level is once again very low.
This needs to be looked into sooner rather than later.
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