Really cannot delete linked IRA Q Transactions?

I have a set of two transactions in my IRA accounts - one a withdrawal one an opposite purchase - linked by account names.
They somehow got entered incorrectly (probably by me). I wish to DELETE
both of them and re-enter.
Here's where it gets weird. I try to delete either one (or modify), and Q keeps telling me that I delete to change the original transaction, and go to EDIT to 'GO TO MATCHING TRANSFER' to find it. But both point at each other, and I can not delete or modify either!
See https://qlc.intuit.com/questions/791986-cannot-import-investment-transactions-in-quicken-2014 .
In that append, the author "nowayJose" says "I know of no way to modify, or delete, any transaction involving a cash transfer to/from a Q2014 R3 IRA account; so once you have entered such a transaction that is incorrect, I think your options are limited. Either do nothing until the bug is fixed, or enter some sort of adjustment transaction(s) to offset the effects of the incorrect transaction."
Is this really true?? I can not DELETE either (or both) of these transactions! From what I've tried myself, this indeed seems an accurate statement and I am on QD 2014 R7!
There HAS to be a way to undo an incorrect entry somehow. A serious bug. I don't want to manually enter 'offsetting' transactions that aren't reflected in my actual FI statement!
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On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:24:21 PM UTC-5, Andrew wrote:

If it's a recent transaction ... how about restoring from a backup taken before the IRA transaction. You'll have to re-input/re-download everything input since that backup was taken ... but it WILL remove the problem. db
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danbrown wrote:

Thanks Dan - yes, I thought of that, but unfortunately, I only noticed one of the series of transactions from several weeks ago and can't do that. Most frustrating. I did simply add the two offseting transactions in both accounts for the time being, and will just really watch how I enter these sweep-type transactions even MORE attentive in the future.
The problem is, of course, that has that discussion has indicated, Q really does not know which accounts a matching sweep account transaction should be applied against when d/l from the f/I. So, I always have to go into one of them to link the pair by adding the correct account names. Sometimes I've messed up.
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Hi, All – especially John Pollard.
When I reconcile my checking account each month, the reconciling items are listed by Date in Descending order – that is, with Newest Items first. I prefer them to be listed with Oldest items at the top. It’s easy to reverse the order: Just click either of the Date column headers.
But why should I need to do this?
I’m sure my reconciliations used to list items by oldest first. There must be a setting somewhere to change the default order, but I can’t find that setting in Preferences or anywhere else I’ve looked. And Quicken Help is no help, as is so often the case.
So, what have I forgotten? Or was there a change that I missed?
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I had the same problem and posted a message in Quicken Live Community on the Internet and received the following response (and it solved my problem):
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You can try this:
Locate your QUICKEN.INI file * and make a Windows copy for backup purposes.
Using Notepad: In your QUICKEN.INI file, find the text "[Reconcile]" (no quotes).
Just after that should be 2 lines reading:
Instruct=n
Sorting=n
(where "n" is a number).
If Sorting is currently -1, remove the minus sign, so Sorting=1.
Save.
[ * In my 64 bit Windows 7 system, QUICKEN.INI is at:
C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Application Data\Intuit\Quicken\Config]
P.S. Don't change the reconcile sequence while in Quicken, or I believe the QUICKEN.INI default will revert to its original value. -------------------------------------------- charliec
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Hi, Charlie.
That's IT! Thank you!
In Windows 8, the path is slightly different: C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Quicken\Config>
And I had to Run as Administrator to get to that location. But the file is still named Quicken.ini and says: [Reconcile] Instruct=1 Sorting=-1
I didn't change the Instruct=1 line; just changed Sorting=-1 to Sorting=1 and that was all it needed. ;<)
RC -- -- R. C. White, CPA San Marcos, TX (Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.) snipped-for-privacy@grandecom.net Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010) (Using Quicken Deluxe 2014 R 7 and Windows Live Mail in Win8.1 x64)
wrote in message wrote: >Hi, All – especially John Pollard.

I had the same problem and posted a message in Quicken Live Community on the Internet and received the following response (and it solved my problem):
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You can try this:
Locate your QUICKEN.INI file * and make a Windows copy for backup purposes.
Using Notepad: In your QUICKEN.INI file, find the text "[Reconcile]" (no quotes).
Just after that should be 2 lines reading:
Instruct=n
Sorting=n
(where "n" is a number).
If Sorting is currently -1, remove the minus sign, so Sorting=1.
Save.
[ * In my 64 bit Windows 7 system, QUICKEN.INI is at:
C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Application Data\Intuit\Quicken\Config]
P.S. Don't change the reconcile sequence while in Quicken, or I believe the QUICKEN.INI default will revert to its original value. -------------------------------------------- charliec
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R. C. White has written on 6/5/2014 3:16 PM:

What is the Instruct parameter for?
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I don't know - never figured that one out - let me know if you do!
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snipped-for-privacy@email.com wrote:

So a question is, since there is the ability to muck in the .ini file to change behavior, there SHOULD be an external way to do this as well, one might think?
I am sure we all agree that if so, it's better to tweak that setting. So, where is it if indeed it exists?
But R.C., don't you d/l checking transactions and continuously have Q auto-reconcile? I haven't had to reconcile my checking account in probably 10 years!
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