http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855 Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers 2018-08-15T02:09:25Z 2018-08-12T01:02:06Z 7776855 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855 7776855 Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers 2018-08-15T02:09:25Z 2018-08-12T01:02:06Z Chris http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7606487 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/fc2c220540ffa19337b09da70b951f02?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG chris_7300338 I am interested in the new 2018 subscription product.&nbsp; I have quicken for home and business on my home computer, but would love to be able to access the file from my work computer at the office too.&nbsp; Does the new subscription product allow this?&nbsp; Can I manage the same file from two different computers?&nbsp;&nbsp; question active 22 7 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855 19691167 Sherlock responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T01:36:57Z 2018-08-12T01:36:57Z Sherlock http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7179861 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875404/original_medium.gif sherlock_6874279 To access a Quicken data file&nbsp;from another computer, I suggest you consider using a&nbsp;<a alt="" href="https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/remote-desktop-clients" name="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link httpsdocsmicrosoftcomen-uswindows-serverremoteremote-desktop-servicesclientsremote-desktop-clients" type="" value="">remote desktop client</a>.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691340 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 19691340 smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T05:52:30Z 2018-08-12T05:52:30Z smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/533043 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10911408/imgres-2_medium.jpg smayer97 - some remote access software (several free options, e.g. NoMachine and Teamviewer) to access Quicken on one computer from the other, or even mobile devices (see this great article for complete review of many options (most are free): <a alt="" href="http://machow2.com/rdp-for-mac/" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpmachow2comrdp-for-mac" type="" value="">http://machow2.com/rdp-for-mac/</a> ). Though this article was written primarily with Macs in mind, there are many solutions offered that work for Windows too and mobile dvices too. The advantage of these solutions is that you retain access to all the features of Quicken, unlike Quicken Mobile. The trade-off is that the host computer cannot really be used for anything else while using Quicken with these remote solutions.&nbsp;<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />(If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691359 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855 19691359 QPW responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T06:18:35Z 2018-08-12T06:18:35Z QPW http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8342820 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875282/original_medium.gif qpw Just to be clear the subscription is how you pay for the software.&nbsp; It in no way implies how Quicken accesses the data file or where that data is stored.&nbsp; Nothing has changed in that regard.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691672 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 19691672 Sherlock responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T15:08:33Z 2018-08-12T15:08:33Z Sherlock http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7179861 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875404/original_medium.gif sherlock_6874279 <blockquote alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">The trade-off is that the host computer cannot really be used for anything else while using Quicken with these remote solutions.&nbsp;<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /></blockquote>Not true. &nbsp;The remote desktop logons may be&nbsp;concurrent with other sessions:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/termserv/about-terminal-services" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/termserv/about-terminal-services">https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/termserv/about-terminal-services</a><br /><br />The limitation is only one user may have a&nbsp;data file open&nbsp;in Quicken&nbsp;at a time. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691861 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 19691861 smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T17:33:28Z 2018-08-12T17:33:28Z smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/533043 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10911408/imgres-2_medium.jpg smayer97 Just to clarify, is there a difference between Remote Desktop Connections and the Remote Desktop Client software?<br />What I do know is using any <b>client</b> software (as in the list at the link provided, e.g. TeamViewer, MS RDC) causes it to take over the host computer so that someone sitting at the host computer will be competing with the remote user over the mouse movements...some client software simply cover blank out the screen of the host computer to avoid this.&nbsp;<br />Does the former above get set up and used differently? If so how? 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691945 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 19691945 QPW responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T18:35:24Z 2018-08-12T18:35:24Z QPW http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8342820 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875282/original_medium.gif qpw What is going to determine if you can have more than one session or not is <b>the version of Windows being run on the machine being controlled.&nbsp;</b> In general with the "Desktop" versions the remote connection takes over the local "console" (screen, keyboard, mouse, ...), so only one session.&nbsp; And I might add there isn't going to be any "competing", because the person on the local machine will be locked out. <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />With a "Server" version of Windows you can have more than one session, and in fact you can't directly connect to the local console. You get two of these "extra" sessions (at a time) before you have to start paying for terminal server licenses.&nbsp; These are more "virtual" in that they don't share the display, keyboard, mouse, ..., but they do share the disks and the network.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Note for Unix/Linux they behave like "Windows Servers", without the charges for extra sessions.<br /><br /><b>´╗┐UPDATED to clarify what computers I was talking about.<br /></b><br />Above "local" is the computer being controlled, and "remote" is the computer that the screen/keyboard/mouse is being redirected to. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691952 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 19691952 smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T18:44:17Z 2018-08-12T18:44:17Z smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/533043 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10911408/imgres-2_medium.jpg smayer97 @<a alt="" href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/qpw" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">QPW</a>&nbsp;thanks for the clarification... Therefore, my note still is correct for most users as they will likely have the Home/Desktop version of Windows (vs Server version), which does not support extra sessions...<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />BTW, some remote software do allow you to monitor what is being done by a remote session and actually grab use of the mouse, keyboard, etc...thereby the local user can "compete" with the remote user... but some do lock you out completely...Either way, only one user can effectively use the computer during a session.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19692048 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 19692048 Sherlock responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T19:49:22Z 2018-08-12T19:49:22Z Sherlock http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7179861 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875404/original_medium.gif sherlock_6874279 Of course, there is a difference between&nbsp;<i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Remote Desktop Connection</i> and&nbsp;the <i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Remote Desktop Client </i>software although I'm certain the terms are misused. &nbsp;<i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Remote Desktop Connection</i> refers to the network communication channel between the client and the server software. &nbsp;<i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Remote Desktop Client </i>software is used to establish a <i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Remote Desktop Connection</i> to a <i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Remote Desktop Server</i> (aka,&nbsp;<i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Terminal Server</i>)<i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""></i>. &nbsp;The protocol used on the&nbsp;<i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Remote Desktop Connection&nbsp;</i>is called&nbsp;<i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Remote Desktop Protocol&nbsp;</i>(aka,<i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""> RDP</i>).&nbsp;<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I've used a variety of remote desktop implementations over the years and determined that clients that use RDP work best when connecting to Windows hosts. &nbsp;I&nbsp;suggest you learn about <i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Remote Desktop Services</i> (aka <i alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Terminal Services</i>). &nbsp;I provided the link to the Microsoft documentation earlier. &nbsp;If you're not using a server version of a Windows OS, there is plenty of documentation available on the web that explains how to enable concurrent session support.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />There are server implementations (eg., TeamViewer) that allow only one desktop session on the host and there are server implementations (eg., VNC) that allow for multiple desktops but, if&nbsp;you're connecting to an OS that is configure to only allow for one desktop session, you should only be able to have the one desktop session.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 2 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19692062 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 19692062 smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T20:01:15Z 2018-08-12T20:01:15Z smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/533043 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10911408/imgres-2_medium.jpg smayer97 Thx. &nbsp;You said "...if&nbsp;you're connecting to an OS that is configure to only allow for one desktop session, you should only be able to have the one desktop session." But does Home versions of Windows allow more than one desktop session? If I understood correctly, QPW suggests otherwise. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19692103 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 19692103 QPW responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T20:33:41Z 2018-08-12T20:33:41Z QPW http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8342820 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875282/original_medium.gif qpw Note I was stating what is built into Windows and supported.&nbsp; There may be "hacks", and certainly different server implementations can do different things, if this is an add on server program.&nbsp; But it is in the server software, not the client software/machine.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br />But even the add on packages generally have the same restrictions because they leverage what is built into Windows (but hidden in some versions).&nbsp; For instance I think that is why you see the same limitations on Teamviewer.<br /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Also for the built in servers.&nbsp; I said Desktop, not Home.&nbsp; There is a distinction.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />For instance on Windows 10 Home you can't run it is a server.&nbsp; &nbsp;It will need an add on server to work.&nbsp; The Professional version is needed to get the server that is built-in. In Windows 7 the cutoff is Home Premium (it supports it, but Windows 7 Home doesn't) 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19692304 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 19692304 Sherlock responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-12T23:09:16Z 2018-08-12T23:09:16Z Sherlock http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7179861 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875404/original_medium.gif sherlock_6874279 Out of the box, Home versions of Windows are configured to only allow one non-remote desktop and one may argue any software that enables any remote desktop access on a Home version of Windows is violating Microsoft's licensing agreement. &nbsp;The best "hack" I know of for enabling an RDP server&nbsp;and concurrent RDP sessions for home systems is <a alt="" href="https://github.com/stascorp/rdpwrap/blob/master/README.md" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpsgithubcomstascorprdpwrapblobmasterREADMEmd" type="" value="">RDP Wrapper</a>.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19692574 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691167 19692574 smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-13T02:53:22Z 2018-08-13T02:53:22Z smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/533043 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10911408/imgres-2_medium.jpg smayer97 Thx for the link. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19693401 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855 19693401 Hopeful1 responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-13T16:44:40Z 2018-08-13T16:44:40Z Hopeful1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9725329 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/930abe52992e04b32ef15a0a2e4bb2be?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG hopeful1_eyzrli14si1em I used this method for years and years and it worked well between my home PC and my business PC.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I would copy the .qdf data file from Windows Explorer to a cloud based storage device.&nbsp; In my case I used Dropbox, but you could use Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive or Box.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />At my business, I would then copy the .qdf data file from Dropbox to my local hard drive.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />At the end of the business day, I would repeat the process.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />I preferred just copying the .qdf data file instead of creating a backup.&nbsp; That was MY preference.&nbsp; You could create a backup to Dropbox and then restore the file, but I just found it easier my preferred way.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />One word of warning.... NEVER have your active Quicken data file in Dropbox or a cloud based drive.&nbsp; Data corruption can occur.&nbsp; Only put backups in Dropbox.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19693633 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19693401 19693633 smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-13T19:11:32Z 2018-08-13T19:11:32Z smayer97 (QM2007, CDN user since '92) http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/533043 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10911408/imgres-2_medium.jpg smayer97 Built-in backups only simply and automate part of the process but manually copying the data file is good too... ;-) 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19693720 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19693401 19693720 QPW responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-13T19:48:06Z 2018-08-13T19:48:06Z QPW http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8342820 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875282/original_medium.gif qpw I personally used the "copy" method for years using a script to copy from "the server directory" before starting Quicken, and copy it back afterwards.<br /><br />Here is a link to the script:<br /><a href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/faq-using-quicken-when-you-want-to-keep-your-data-file-on-a-server" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/faq-using-quicken-when-you-want-to-keep-your-data-file-on-a-server">https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/faq-using-quicken-when-you-want-to-keep-your-data-file-on-a-server</a> <br /><br />This is a bit fancier than just a copy since it creates a "lock file" to try to block two people getting the data file at the same time.&nbsp; It is mostly meant for people that might be using a network drive.&nbsp; It should work on say Dropbox too, but there might be lag to syncing that lock file on the remote machine opening the possibility of two people opening the data file at the same time.<br /><br />For one person of course this isn't a problem and the lock file isn't needed. 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19693725 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19693401 19693725 Hopeful1 responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-13T19:51:03Z 2018-08-13T19:51:03Z Hopeful1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9725329 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/930abe52992e04b32ef15a0a2e4bb2be?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG hopeful1_eyzrli14si1em I'll be honest.&nbsp; Way back when (maybe Quicken 2010 or something like that) there was a Quicken update that had problems with the BACKUP function.&nbsp; To counteract that, I just manually copy from my hard drive to another backup location...whether it's on my PC, a thumb drive or now to a cloud based drive.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Since then, I've just done it that way.&nbsp; Part of my "workflow".&nbsp; <br /><br />Once a month I now use Quicken's BACKUP function and add the date and keep ALL those backups too for two years in addition to my daily backups.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />I've learned over the years that with Quicken you can never have too many backups.&nbsp; 2 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19696370 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691359 19696370 Chris responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-14T22:34:47Z 2018-08-14T22:34:47Z Chris http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7606487 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/fc2c220540ffa19337b09da70b951f02?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG chris_7300338 It seemed to me that there was an option being offered that would allow cloud storage of data files.&nbsp; If that is the case, I was curious if they could be accessed from two different locations.&nbsp; If this is not the case, then the data is still stored at home and one of these other cumbersome processes being suggested might be an option, but probably won't be.&nbsp; What I am doing now "works".&nbsp; It is just not convenient.&nbsp;&nbsp; 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19696516 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691359 19696516 QPW responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-14T23:52:25Z 2018-08-14T23:52:25Z QPW http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8342820 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875282/original_medium.gif qpw There is the "Mobile app" where you can sync "some data" from "some accounts" from your Desktop version of Quicken to the Quicken cloud and view it from the Quicken Mobile app, but it doesn't sync "all data" and it isn't a full function view of your data like you get from the Desktop. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19696519 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691359 19696519 QPW responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-14T23:53:43Z 2018-08-14T23:53:43Z QPW http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8342820 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875282/original_medium.gif qpw P.S. This is nothing new, and has nothing to do with the subscription. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19696629 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691359 19696629 Sherlock responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-15T01:25:19Z 2018-08-15T01:25:19Z Sherlock http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7179861 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875404/original_medium.gif sherlock_6874279 @<a alt="" href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/chris_7300338" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Chris</a>:&nbsp;If you are referring to the free Dropbox storage space, you may want to review:&nbsp;<a alt="" href="https://www.quicken.com/support/dropbox-frequently-asked-questions" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpswwwquickencomsupportdropbox-frequently-asked-questions" type="" value="">https://www.quicken.com/support/dropbox-frequently-asked-questions</a> 2 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19696654 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691359 19696654 QPW responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-15T01:45:56Z 2018-08-15T01:45:56Z QPW http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8342820 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875282/original_medium.gif qpw I had sort of forgotten about the Dropbox space they give with the subscription.&nbsp; But you can't even run from it, and it hardly a "new way".&nbsp; It is really just a variation of the "copy method" talked about below. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19696677 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7776855/replies/19691359 19696677 Chris responded to "Accessing Quicken File from 2 computers" 2018-08-15T02:09:25Z 2018-08-15T02:09:25Z Chris http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7606487 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/fc2c220540ffa19337b09da70b951f02?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG chris_7300338 This was helpful.&nbsp; Thank you.&nbsp;<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Sharing a single Quicken file across multiple computers is not recommended for new or non-technical users, and is not officially supported. This is because opening the same Quicken file on multiple computers&nbsp;<strong alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">at the same time</strong>&nbsp;can result in data damage or even file corruption. If your file is damaged you have no option but restore a backup.&nbsp;</p><p alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">If you attempt to share Quicken files across multiple computers using Dropbox, you'll need to follow these rules:</p><ul alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><strong alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Never</strong>&nbsp;have your Quicken file open on two computers&nbsp;<strong alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">at the same time</strong>. This will lead to file damage.&nbsp;</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value=""><strong alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Never&nbsp;</strong>open your data file or backup file directly from Dropbox. &nbsp;Always move the file to your desktop computer, then open it, to prevent file damage.</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Make frequent, automatic backups, in case a file is accidentally accessed at the same time on different computers.&nbsp;</li><li alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">Services such as OneDrive or Google Drive can be used as a location to store backups of your Quicken data files.&nbsp; We don't recommend&nbsp;storing your active data files, or installing Quicken, on these drives.&nbsp; If you restore a backup that is located in your cloud drive, make certain the restored file is saved locally on&nbsp;your hard drive before using the file.</li></ul><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 1