Bill Manager data lost and cannot re-enable Bill Manager


Several weeks ago, my Payee Accounts were lost. I had previously set them all up and had been using them for ACH bill pay and CheckPay transactions successfully. Now they are gone. In addition, I am no longer set up for Bill Manager at all.

When I try to enable Bill Manager, I get an error:

Quicken encountered an error.
Please try again in a few moments.

Every attempt receives the same error.


  • Quicken Kristina
    Quicken Kristina Moderator mod

    Hello @Alan5,

    To assist with this issue, please provide more information. When did this issue first start? Do you recall which version of Quicken you were using when it started? Do you keep your Quicken file directly on your local hard drive, or is it on a shared or network drive? Is your file synced with any backup service, such as OneDrive, Dropbox, or iCloud?

    The most common cause of problems like this would be a file-specific issue. To start troubleshooting, I suggest that you try validating and/or super validating your data file.  Please save a backup file prior to performing these steps.


    1. File
    2. Validate and Repair File...
    3. Validate File
    4. Click OK
    5. Close the Data Log
    6. Close Quicken (leave it closed for at least 5 secs)
    7. Reopen Quicken and see if the issue persists.

    If the issue persists, proceed to Super Validate. If the issue is resolved after performing validation, then please disregard the instructions to Super Validate.

    Super Validate:

    1. File
    2. Hold CTRL + Shift and click Validate and Repair File...
    3. Super Validate File
    4. Click OK
    5. Close the Data Log
    6. Close Quicken (leave it closed for at least 5 secs)
    7. Reopen Quicken and see if the issue persists.   

    Let me know how it goes!

    Quicken Kristina

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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • Alan5
    Alan5 Member ✭✭

    @Quicken Kristina

    Thanks for your reply. The problem started approximately April 21. I can see in my Bills & Income page that I submitted some Quick Pay payments which were in progress when the problem occurred. Because of this problem, the status of these payments never updated from "Processing" to "Paid" presumably because my Bill Manager set up was lost.

    I regularly perform Validates and Super Validates (at least once a week) because I have had problems in the past where waiting too long between validates found too many problems that could not be fixed. The log reports from these have not indicated any problems.

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