Can I delete my Quicken program and reinstall it without losing data?

I have bugs in the category and tag processes and the the first Validate and Repair made things worse. I reloaded a backup version and Validated. It says a problem with the category list or file was repaired - but it isn't.

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Validate and Repair does not detect or correct all forms of Quicken file corruption.  If you haven't already, I suggest you attempt to locate a good Quicken file backup.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
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    To answer your original question, the data is in the data file, so as long as you have a copy or backup of it, your data is safe and you can un-install and re-install the program without fear of losing your data.  The un-install does NOT delete the data file.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Validate and Repair does not detect or correct all forms of Quicken file corruption.  If you haven't already, I suggest you attempt to locate a good Quicken file backup.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    To answer your original question, the data is in the data file, so as long as you have a copy or backup of it, your data is safe and you can un-install and re-install the program without fear of losing your data.  The un-install does NOT delete the data file.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • burtonvoss3345
    burtonvoss3345 Member ✭✭
    Thank you, Splasher. That indeed answers my question.