Q2015 Welcome screen at every startup.

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by bosbrian@ozemail.com.au, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Guest

    Sorry if this has already been answered, but I could not find it

    I've just updated Quicken to 2015 and decided to tidy up by starting over at the beginning of this financial year (July 1) with a new clean file.

    After entering my bank accounts and categories, each time I start Quicken now, I get the Welcome screen, and the question "Am I a new or previous user" If I answer Previous, I'm asked to navigate to the file that I want to load.

    In all my experience up to now, when I've started Quicken, It's pulled up the file that I've been using by default. Is there any way to get back to this arrangement, or is this something built in to this latest version.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    B
     
    , Nov 27, 2014
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  2. John Pollard Guest

    wrote

    Sorry if this has already been answered, but I could not find it

    I've just updated Quicken to 2015 and decided to tidy up by starting over at
    the beginning of this financial year (July 1) with a new clean file.

    After entering my bank accounts and categories, each time I start Quicken
    now, I get the Welcome screen, and the question "Am I a new or previous
    user" If I answer Previous, I'm asked to navigate to the file that I want
    to load.

    In all my experience up to now, when I've started Quicken, It's pulled up
    the file that I've been using by default. Is there any way to get back to
    this arrangement, or is this something built in to this latest version.
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    I don't have Q2015, but I doubt that the behavior you describe is intended -
    and that behavior has been reported with previous Quicken versions.

    As I recall, it usually means that Quicken can't find the file last used, or
    that the last used file is not available for read/write access.

    What is the name of your Quicken data file (extension is .QDF), and what is
    the full Windows path name to that file?
    And is that the name that appears as the #1 most recently used file at the
    bottom of the Quicken File menu?
     
    John Pollard, Nov 27, 2014
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  3. SunCityCal Guest

    My Quicken 2014 has done that ever since I have had it. I just got used to it.
     
    SunCityCal, Nov 27, 2014
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  4. Zaidy036 Guest

    In the properties of the Q Icon add the full path to your data file.
     
    Zaidy036, Nov 27, 2014
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  5. Guest

    Thank you all for your responses. I finally worked out what was wrong, and if it helps anyone else I'll post the solution here.

    This problem was being caused by my file name being longer than 8 characters. When I trimmed the name to 5 characters, the problem went away.

    It worked for me, but may not for anyone else.

    Thanks
     
    , Nov 27, 2014
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  6. John Pollard Guest

    Thank you all for your responses. I finally worked out what was wrong, and
    if it helps anyone else I'll post the solution here.

    This problem was being caused by my file name being longer than 8
    characters. When I trimmed the name to 5 characters, the problem went away.

    It worked for me, but may not for anyone else.
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    "This problem was being caused by my file name being longer than 8
    characters".

    That was why I asked you to post the name of the file. It is a known source
    of some problems such as yours.
    So is a Windows "path" name that is too long.
     
    John Pollard, Nov 28, 2014
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  7. Andrew Guest

    FWIW,I have about 6 different Q files for various organizations and
    people. I have one 'pinned' ICON at the bottom of my Windoze 7 taskbar,
    along with 6 different files embedded within. So a left click (I am
    left handed) brings up a menu of all the different available Q files I
    might wish to open if not the last one that I did as the default.

    Just a shortcut that might be of interest to others if they invoke
    multiple QDFs on occasion.
     
    Andrew, Nov 28, 2014
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