Where did my past reconcilitations go?


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Thomas Tootle

Greetings,
Last month I attempted to reconcile my checking account for my business.
Computer is self built Epox 8RDA+ motherboard, Athlon 2500XP and 1 Gb of RAM
running Windows 2000 SRP4 with all security updates and Symantec Antivirus
showing no viri. I write about 300 checks a month and usually Quicken 2002
deluxe is great at reconciling. When I tried to reconcile the opening
balance was incorrect and said I hadn't reconciled since 2001. Obviously
this was in error. I have almost daily backups so I went to a spare machine
and started restoring. None of these copies would show my last month's
reconcilitation. In fact, I would have had to go back several years. I did a
validate and supervalidate. Probably a mistake as I hadn't made a copy to do
this on. But it didn't say it discovered any errors. I called Intuit.
Basically I was told to upgrade to 2004 as "Smart Reconcilitation" was
disabled in it and customers didn't know how to use the feature and were
messing up. I've been using Quicken since 1991 and this was the first time
I've run into this. Intuit tech further said to reconcile to just check
whatever I needed to in the check and deposit windows till I got close to
zero and make an adjusting entry as it didn't matter anyway. Excuse me!?! I
guess I'm pretty anal about my financial data and it matters to me.

I have been googling groups and websites and will continue. I'm hoping you
can give some pointers.

So my reconcilition date still is wrong. I have a copy of Q2004 Premier Home
and Business. I loaded it on my home machine (don't particularly like the
interface) but seems okay. I'm ready to try and straighten out my main
machine and data. I'm looking for advice. I maintain seperate files for home
and business. I'm maintaining my business records in that file since 2000.
My personal file is new at last month with a record of past transactions.

I'm plan on hand reconciling this month to ascertain that the bank and
Quicken accounts balance. I will load Q2004 eventually if so advised. How do
I procede so that when I reconcile next month in Q2004 it shows the correct
beginning balance, all the transactions that have been reconciled are shown
as reconciled and the balance of the account is correct? I will call Intuit
and pay for the support but frankly I don't trust them. TIA,
Tom
 
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Al Bundy

Greetings,
Last month I attempted to reconcile my checking account for my
business. Computer is self built Epox 8RDA+ motherboard, Athlon 2500XP
and 1 Gb of RAM running Windows 2000 SRP4 with all security updates
and Symantec Antivirus showing no viri. I write about 300 checks a
month and usually Quicken 2002 deluxe is great at reconciling. When I
tried to reconcile the opening balance was incorrect and said I hadn't
reconciled since 2001. Obviously this was in error. I have almost
daily backups so I went to a spare machine and started restoring. None
of these copies would show my last month's reconcilitation. In fact, I
would have had to go back several years. I did a validate and
supervalidate. Probably a mistake as I hadn't made a copy to do this
on. But it didn't say it discovered any errors. I called Intuit.
Basically I was told to upgrade to 2004 as "Smart Reconcilitation" was
disabled in it and customers didn't know how to use the feature and
were messing up. I've been using Quicken since 1991 and this was the
first time I've run into this. Intuit tech further said to reconcile
to just check whatever I needed to in the check and deposit windows
till I got close to zero and make an adjusting entry as it didn't
matter anyway. Excuse me!?! I guess I'm pretty anal about my financial
data and it matters to me.

I have been googling groups and websites and will continue. I'm hoping
you can give some pointers.

So my reconcilition date still is wrong. I have a copy of Q2004
Premier Home and Business. I loaded it on my home machine (don't
particularly like the interface) but seems okay. I'm ready to try and
straighten out my main machine and data. I'm looking for advice. I
maintain seperate files for home and business. I'm maintaining my
business records in that file since 2000. My personal file is new at
last month with a record of past transactions.

I'm plan on hand reconciling this month to ascertain that the bank and
Quicken accounts balance. I will load Q2004 eventually if so advised.
How do I procede so that when I reconcile next month in Q2004 it shows
the correct beginning balance, all the transactions that have been
reconciled are shown as reconciled and the balance of the account is
correct? I will call Intuit and pay for the support but frankly I
don't trust them. TIA, Tom
Just an FYI, if your balance was ever out of whack and it gave you the
pop-up with statement reconcile listing and you deleted one, it unchecks
all the c & r transactions.
 
T

Thomas Tootle

Al Bundy said:
Just an FYI, if your balance was ever out of whack and it gave you the
pop-up with statement reconcile listing and you deleted one, it unchecks
all the c & r transactions.
Thanks Al, I guess I'm going to have to dig very deep.
T
 
S

Steven Latus

Thomas said:
Greetings,
Last month I attempted to reconcile my checking account for my business.
Computer is self built Epox 8RDA+ motherboard, Athlon 2500XP and 1 Gb of RAM
running Windows 2000 SRP4 with all security updates and Symantec Antivirus
showing no viri. I write about 300 checks a month and usually Quicken 2002
deluxe is great at reconciling. When I tried to reconcile the opening
balance was incorrect and said I hadn't reconciled since 2001. Obviously
this was in error. I have almost daily backups so I went to a spare machine
and started restoring. None of these copies would show my last month's
reconcilitation. In fact, I would have had to go back several years. I did a
validate and supervalidate. Probably a mistake as I hadn't made a copy to do
this on. But it didn't say it discovered any errors. I called Intuit.
Basically I was told to upgrade to 2004 as "Smart Reconcilitation" was
disabled in it and customers didn't know how to use the feature and were
messing up. I've been using Quicken since 1991 and this was the first time
I've run into this. Intuit tech further said to reconcile to just check
whatever I needed to in the check and deposit windows till I got close to
zero and make an adjusting entry as it didn't matter anyway. Excuse me!?! I
guess I'm pretty anal about my financial data and it matters to me.

I have been googling groups and websites and will continue. I'm hoping you
can give some pointers.

So my reconcilition date still is wrong. I have a copy of Q2004 Premier Home
and Business. I loaded it on my home machine (don't particularly like the
interface) but seems okay. I'm ready to try and straighten out my main
machine and data. I'm looking for advice. I maintain seperate files for home
and business. I'm maintaining my business records in that file since 2000.
My personal file is new at last month with a record of past transactions.

I'm plan on hand reconciling this month to ascertain that the bank and
Quicken accounts balance. I will load Q2004 eventually if so advised. How do
I procede so that when I reconcile next month in Q2004 it shows the correct
beginning balance, all the transactions that have been reconciled are shown
as reconciled and the balance of the account is correct? I will call Intuit
and pay for the support but frankly I don't trust them. TIA,
Tom

Besides the date and opening balance being wrong, are any transactions
showing up as not cleared that you know did clear in prior months?

If you tick in all of the items that clear for the current month and
also tick in any transactions that you know cleared in prior periods,
does the account reconcile with the bank statement?

If so, just change the reconcile date to the correct date and proceed.
 
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PaulAlex

Besides the date and opening balance being wrong, are any transactions
showing up as not cleared that you know did clear in prior months?

If you tick in all of the items that clear for the current month and
also tick in any transactions that you know cleared in prior periods,
does the account reconcile with the bank statement?

If so, just change the reconcile date to the correct date and proceed.
1)
I ran into a very similar thing. With Quicken 2004, I started
reconciling September's bank statements. I found out that August
hadn't been reconciled at all (and I know I did reconcile that using
Quicken 2003).

Luckily, I was able to access archived copies of my bank statements,
so I (again) reconciled my August bank statement before doing my
September bank statement.

But I'm wondering what the heck happened. How did I lose my August
reconciliation. In looking at my Quicken register, the CLR field did
not show anything marked -- no R or no C.


2)
On another note: Whatever this Smart Reconciliation feature in
Quicken 2003 is, I suspect I am one of those customers who did not
know how to use and was therefore messing up.

I seem to recall that with Quicken 2003, whenever I downloaded bank
transactions, it would automatically reconcile. Then when I did a
manual reconcile, none of my items would show up in the Reconciliation
list, since they were already marked as [R[econciled.
 
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Doug Schwabauer

2)
On another note: Whatever this Smart Reconciliation feature in
Quicken 2003 is, I suspect I am one of those customers who did not
know how to use and was therefore messing up.

I seem to recall that with Quicken 2003, whenever I downloaded bank
transactions, it would automatically reconcile. Then when I did a
manual reconcile, none of my items would show up in the Reconciliation
list, since they were already marked as [R[econciled.
I run into this all the time and it frustrates me. How do you turn it off? I
have had it auto-reconcile while entering downloaded transactions, then I can't
manually reconcile again unless I go to each transaction and mark it as 'c'
instead of "R". This is a pain.
 

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