Asks if new user


D

david thorpe

Quite frequently Quicken XG 2004, instead of simply opening my data
file, throws up the dialog which normally would show on first use, ie
'Are you a new user/ already a user' etc

If I click radio button 'already a user' it tells me it cannot open my
data file. My only option is to restore the backup, which means I have
to back up my file each time I make changes to my data and be prepared
to restore it.

The software is registered and licensed.
 
Ad

Advertisements

A

Andrew DeFaria

david said:
Quite frequently Quicken XG 2004, instead of simply opening my data
file, throws up the dialog which normally would show on first use, ie
'Are you a new user/ already a user' etc

If I click radio button 'already a user' it tells me it cannot open my
data file. My only option is to restore the backup, which means I have
to back up my file each time I make changes to my data and be prepared
to restore it.

The software is registered and licensed.
Do you backup (your system I mean not Quicken backup)? If so then the
archive bits on your Quicken files are reset and Quicken sometimes has a
problem with that. Try dropping into a DOS prompt and typing:

C:\> cd <where you have your Quicken database>
C:\Quickendata>: for %f in (qdata.*) do attrib +a %f

If that solves your problem then you may wish to make it a .cmd script
and schedule it to run just after your backup.
 
D

david thorpe

you backup (your system I mean not Quicken backup)? If so then the
archive bits on your Quicken files are reset and Quicken sometimes has a
problem with that. Try dropping into a DOS prompt and typing:

C:\> cd <where you have your Quicken database>
C:\Quickendata>: for %f in (qdata.*) do attrib +a %f

If that solves your problem then you may wish to make it a .cmd script
and schedule it to run just after your backup.
Andrew

I do back up my system with a little script routine I wrote which does
reset the archive bit.

I'll try what you suggest - and thanks for your reply.

David
 
Ad

Advertisements

D

david thorpe

Do you backup (your system I mean not Quicken backup)? If so then the
archive bits on your Quicken files are reset and Quicken sometimes has a
problem with that. Try dropping into a DOS prompt and typing:

C:\> cd <where you have your Quicken database>
C:\Quickendata>: for %f in (qdata.*) do attrib +a %f

If that solves your problem then you may wish to make it a .cmd script
and schedule it to run just after your backup.
Andrew

that was precisely my problem. I now run my backup from a vb script
that re-resets the archive bit!

Thanks for your help. It's a strange quirk inthe software and I doubt
that I'd ever haveun earthed it myself

David
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads


Top