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finbogey

I'd like to access the same Quicken file from two differnet computers.
I tried moving my quicken file to my dropbox folder (which remains
synced for both computers), but it doesn't work. The file seems to
know which machine is opening it and creates something called
"conflicted copy".

Anyone else ever try the same thing and have it work?

fin
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "finbogey" <nospam@mrnospamplease.com>

| I'd like to access the same Quicken file from two differnet computers.
| I tried moving my quicken file to my dropbox folder (which remains
| synced for both computers), but it doesn't work. The file seems to
| know which machine is opening it and creates something called
| "conflicted copy".

| Anyone else ever try the same thing and have it work?

| fin


Place the Quicken data in a folder. Share the folder under the OS.
On PC #2, map a drive letter to said share and point Quicken on PC#2 to that mapped drive.
 
A

Al Reeve

fin

I haven't tried, but Quicken is definitely limited in its network abilities.
Most people report being able to access a Q fileset over a network share
quite happily as long as only one computer is accessing it at a time. I
seem to remember reports of similar problems to yours if more than one
connection to the same fileset is made.

Going full hog I believe the software license even forbids accessing a
fileset over a network, but my agreement isn't installed so I can't quote
mine.

Al Reeve
 
J

John Pollard

Al said:
fin

I haven't tried, but Quicken is definitely limited in its network
abilities. Most people report being able to access a Q fileset over a
network share quite happily as long as only one computer is accessing
it at a time. I seem to remember reports of similar problems to
yours if more than one connection to the same fileset is made.

Going full hog I believe the software license even forbids accessing a
fileset over a network, but my agreement isn't installed so I can't
quote mine.
I don't think it is legally forbidden; but I know Intuit doesn't
recommend, or support it. They believe that accessing Quicken data over a
network will increase the likelihood of data corruption - which tends to
increase tech support calls.
 
D

David H. Lipman

From: "John Pollard" <8plus7isf@gmail.com>


| I don't think it is legally forbidden; but I know Intuit doesn't
| recommend, or support it. They believe that accessing Quicken data over a
| network will increase the likelihood of data corruption - which tends to
| increase tech support calls.

| --

| John Pollard


Bingo!
 
M

Mr.Jan

From: "John Pollard" <8plus7...@gmail.com>



| I don't think it is legally forbidden; but I know Intuit doesn't
| recommend, or support it.  They believe that accessing Quicken data over a
| network will increase the likelihood of data corruption - which tends to
| increase tech support calls.

| --

| John Pollard

Bingo!
I have had the same problem for decades. I ended up getting a USB
drive and keeping my master copy there. I then have Quicken set to
back up after each use and to add the date at the end of the backup
copy filename. If I forget my thumb drive, I can make the backup copy
the master and copy it later.

I suspect when Quicken and Mint get completely melded, they will just
go online for Quicken and that will be the solution.
 
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Andrew

Mr.Jan said:
I suspect when Quicken and Mint get completely melded, they will just
go online for Quicken and that will be the solution.
Not for those of us that are not going to keep their personal information on
some Q or MINT servers! If they force me to do that, they lose a long time
customer. You really want to have all your account information, passwords,
scheduled transactions, PINs, etc. online somewhere out of your control??
Not me!
 
D

David H. Lipman

From: "Andrew" <andrew@jkl.com>


| Not for those of us that are not going to keep their personal information on
| some Q or MINT servers! If they force me to do that, they lose a long time
| customer. You really want to have all your account information, passwords,
| scheduled transactions, PINs, etc. online somewhere out of your control??
| Not me!
| --
| Regards

| - Andrew


Ditto!
I can't agree more.
 
J

JimH

David said:
From: "Andrew" <andrew@jkl.com>



| Not for those of us that are not going to keep their personal information on
| some Q or MINT servers! If they force me to do that, they lose a long time
| customer. You really want to have all your account information, passwords,
| scheduled transactions, PINs, etc. online somewhere out of your control??
| Not me!
| --
| Regards

| - Andrew


Ditto!
I can't agree more.
I agree. From what I read, Mint is not supposed to replace Quicken, but
to provide an entry level web based financial program, with Quicken
being the high end program.
 
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speedlever

I've experienced success doing this with my wired
desktop/wireless laptop using a product called Syncback SE. I
sync the data files and haven't had any problem doing it this
way in years. I'm running Q2008D and sync between a Vista and
an XP system.
 

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