PLEASE HELP: Unable to open file


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Colonel Blip

Hello, All!

I've got something strange going on with my Q04 and data file. Everyday, the
first time I try to open it I can not. I get an error message that the file
can not be opened. I restore from backup and everything works fine. I then
close Q04 and since I have backup set to every time I get a saved backup. I
then can open the data file all day long w/o a problem. Next day, first time
I try to open the file, same cycle starts.

This is a w2k system. I know of nothing going on that could cause this. Any
ideas?

Thanks.

Colonel Blip.
E-mail: (e-mail address removed)
 
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HASM

Colonel Blip said:
Everyday, the first time I try to open it I can not. I get an error
message that the file can not be opened.
This is a w2k system. I know of nothing going on that could cause
this. Any ideas?
Some program still has your original file opened, in exclusive mode. Did
you exit Quicken? Are you sure it completely died?

Run Task Manager and see if qw.exe or qw32.exe or whatever the executable
that runs quicken on your installation is really gone.

If that fails download the filemon utility from www.sysinternals.com and
scan through all running programs looking for which one has your quicken
files opened.

-- HASM
 
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Mike B

Colonel Blip said:
Hello, All!

I've got something strange going on with my Q04 and data file.
Everyday, the
first time I try to open it I can not. I get an error message that
the file
can not be opened. I restore from backup and everything works fine. I
then
close Q04 and since I have backup set to every time I get a saved
backup. I
then can open the data file all day long w/o a problem. Next day,
first time
I try to open the file, same cycle starts.
This is the age-old archive-flag problem. Your daily backup resets the
archive bit and quicken requires it unset. Look back in this forum (using
Google) and you'll find innumerable descriptions of the error as well as
work-arounds.
 
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Victor Roberts

This is the age-old archive-flag problem. Your daily backup resets the
archive bit and quicken requires it unset.
Why does Q require the flag to be unset?
 
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Mike B

Victor Roberts said:
Why does Q require the flag to be unset?
Quicken moves in mysterious ways. I don't have a hotline into Quicken
development. Surely you have seen all the discussions about the archive flag
here?
 
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Victor Roberts

Quicken moves in mysterious ways. I don't have a hotline into Quicken
development. Surely you have seen all the discussions about the archive flag
here?
I have seen that he has to be unset (reset I would call it.) I was
just expecting you to defend this as some sort of advanced Quicken
feature added to protect the users :) Seems like a bug to me.
 
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Colonel Blip

Hello, Mike!
You wrote on Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:14:57 -0600:

That was the problem.

Thanks.

Colonel Blip.
E-mail: (e-mail address removed)

??>> Hello, All!
MB> This is the age-old archive-flag problem. Your daily backup resets the
MB> archive bit and quicken requires it unset. Look back in this forum
MB> (using Google) and you'll find innumerable descriptions of the error as
MB> well as work-arounds.
 
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Victor Roberts

I have seen that he has to be unset (reset I would call it.) I was
just expecting you to defend this as some sort of advanced Quicken
feature added to protect the users :) Seems like a bug to me.
Obviously should have said "it has to be unset"
 
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Bruce B

Colonel said:
Hello, Mike!
You wrote on Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:14:57 -0600:

That was the problem.

Thanks.

Colonel Blip.
E-mail: (e-mail address removed)




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From what I've read on here in the past, this problem only occurs on NTFS
formatted partitions. My data is on a FAT32 partition and I don't exhibit
this issue.

Bruce
 
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Colonel Blip

Hello, Bruce!
You wrote on Sat, 05 Mar 2005 05:21:21 GMT:

BB> Colonel Blip wrote:
??>> Hello, Mike!
BB> From what I've read on here in the past, this problem only occurs on
BB> NTFS formatted partitions. My data is on a FAT32 partition and I don't
BB> exhibit this issue.

BB> Bruce

What is strange about this, until Q04 I was not having the problem. I had a
dual boot, both w2k, NTFS for a long time, Q01, ran two different backup
programs, both of which reset the archive bit.

In any event I've set the backup to reset the archive bit so the problem is
no more.

Thanks.

Colonel Blip.
E-mail: (e-mail address removed)
 

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