You didn't provide any specific information about what happened;
there are a great many reasons for problems with downloads.
If you have a firewall, did you remember to re-allow Quicken to
access the internet?
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Sorry. I use IE to goto my bank and download the quicken file. I then
run the file and it loads the latest checking info into quicken.
Before rev 4 this worked fine, now absolutely nothing happens. I have
2007 on another laptop and it seems fine proving it is not the actual
One thing you could do is uninstall Quicken 2008 and selectively
reinstall. By that I mean do not let the system update to Release 4.
Instead insist on keeping what ever is on you disk. Then go to the
Intuit web site and perform manual updates for Releases 2 and 3.
For the record, I have Quicken 2008, Vista Home Premium and bank at
SunTrust. Based on your posting I watched the update process. There
was a warning on the Quicken update approval window I do not
previously remember. The warning says " BEFORE YOU UPDATE
If you use online account services (transation download or bill pay),
verify that you have completed all previous online sessions before you
update Quicken. . . . "
The Window was certainly there before, but I do not recall that
Anyway, I downloaded the patch and tried twice to run it. Both times
I got an error message saying there was an error in the patch engine.
I then decided to post the error on this board and ran the update a
third time to get the exact error message text. The third time was
the charm. I am hoping Quicken downloads normally tomorrow. Should
it have an issue, I will reinstall and only update to Release 3
I got that, too, on my first several tries to update to Release 4. Even
when I right-clicked qw.exe and clicked Run as Administrator. :>(
So I opened an Administrator:Command Prompt window and ran qw.exe from
there. The download worked as smooth as silk, just like it was supposed to.
But I don't download transactions - from banks, credit cards, stockbrokers
or anybody else - so I can't comment on that aspect.
My first attempt at upgrading to 2008 R4 bombed. Then, having seen RC
White's post, I closed Q2008 deluxe (US) on my Vista Home Basic laptop,
navigated to the Quicken directory and launched qw.exe running it as
administrator (rightclick and choose). Now upgrade (when invited to)
went fine. Since then I did a one-step update, but there were no
transactions yet. Nevertheless, the communications seemed to work.
More later tonight ...
That was my experience when I tried downloading from my stockbrokers. The
broker's view of my fortune is different from my view. I do look at my
checking and credit card accounts online to confirm that automatic
transactions have occurred, and then use those dates to enter the
transactions into Quicken. Or to investigate transactions that should have
occurred but haven't yet.
I do download stock market quotes after the close each day. I miss getting
the news for each stock that we used to get daily. I see that several users
have reported problems with downloading following the update to Release 4
for Quicken 2008. I've had no such problems. ;<)
Downloads from brokers seemed to have more problems with dates and shares
than with dollar amounts. My experience was short and limited, but stock
splits and dividends seemed to always need manual corrections. And mergers,
buyouts, takeovers, spinoffs...forget about those! We always have to get
The Rest of The Story from the companies' websites anyhow, and clean up the
entry when we know what really happened.
In short: To look at the account online is a Good Thing. To download
transactions was - for me - a waste of the time to do it, plus a waste of
the time to clean it up later.
I download all my transactions from multiple banks, credit unions,
brokerages, and credit cards. It all works pretty much flawlessly, day
after day. It has for years with very few problems. I just look at each
transaction as it is downloaded and accepted. Reconciling my accounts
takes about 45 seconds, as all the transactions are entered correctly.
You only read here about the people who are having problems. That is why
they are posting. There are many thousands of people who have no
problems at all, so they don't post here.
I agree that it works well. I do not download my credit cards or bank
accounts, but I have seven brokerage accounts on Quicken and I update
five of them through Quicken. Unfortunately, two of them are from a
brokerage house that does not allow me to download. Occasionally there
are errors, and there are certain activities that Quicken does not
seem to be able to perform, but on the whole it works well and it is
easier to make changes and corrections to an item that is already
there than start it from scratch. We trade very actively in one of the
accounts, and it would take me a long time to have to add the trades
manually. Although I try to keep Quicken as correct as possible, if
there is a discrepancy with one of my accounts, I go with what the
broker's website says, not Quicken's.
However, I do not update prices during the day, as the Quicken prices
are 20 minutes delayed. The actual prices during the day can be
obtained from the brokerage websites. And although I use TurboTax, I
do not download my trades from Quicken but from the broker's site.
Whenever I have a problem with something in Quicken--such as what to
do with a takeover of a company--I come here and someone helps solve
Jim, obviously it works for you. We don't actively trade in our various
brokerage accounts so it is not a chore to do the manual entries. Were it a
chore, we would certainly go through the motions of serious automatic
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