For one of my credit cards, I must at some point have clicked the little box
that says "Don't show me this screen again" in the screen that pops up after
reconciling a credit card statement. This screen is where you can enter a
payment for the account.
Does anyone know how to get this screen back? (undo my checking of the box
to not see it again). I'm using Quicken 2006 Premier
Thank you for the info John. Well that really stinks. This is an account I
have data in since 1994, so the cut/paste would be pretty hard to do.
Unfortunately, too, I don't remember when I did this, so I can't even
restore a backup. It would be nice if there becomes an option in future
Quicken versions to undo that operation.
As an alternative, it would have been REALLY easy to do this if they hadn't
disabled QIF import for credit cards!! I could then export and import right
back into a new acocunt, but Noooo. I hope 2007 has some means of
importing/exporting register transactions.
Goodness, you are significantly over rating the problem.
You can select all the transactions in your old account just as
you would select a group of files in Windows Explorer.
Then go to
Edit > Transaction > Cut
Open the new account.
Edit > Transaction > Paste
(If your old transactions are "Reconciled", you may want to do a
"copy" from the old account, then paste in the new, then delete
the old account ... this avoids having to get Quicken's approval
to remove each reconciled transaction.)
Much easier than qif file export/import.
And qif file export/import is also still available ... just a
mite more work than it was before.
I returned Quicken 2005 and bought a copy of Quicken 2004 last year
because Quicken 2005 would not let me import a QIf file into my credit
card account and bank accounts. I thought I would have to switch to
another financial software package when Quicken 2004 was cutoff by
Are QIF i imports now supported in 2006? If so, how do you import a
QIF file into a credit card / bank account?
P.S. Please no comments about switching financial institutions. The
credit card account is forty years old and the bank accounts are 34
I have posted this link here before.
Only to say that Quicken is much more important to me than *any*
financial institution I deal with. There's no chance I would
abandon Quicken (or force myself to continue to use some older
version) so I could stay with some fi.
You mention that for investment accounts you might not get the option
to review the transactions or to match them to existing register
transactions. They may all be imported as "New" transactions.
Is this the case for credit card and bank accounts?
So Quicken is more important to you than a forty year business
relationship (not to mention significantly reduced costs in your
business financing)? What happens when Intuit starts charging $150
per year for upgrades? How about $1,500?
I have used Quicken since the early 90's and it will probably take a
bit of effort to switch to another system but it is something I should
have been prepared to do years ago if no other reason than as
protection against intuit going out of business.
I suspect that anyone using Quicken 2006 would have an exception
comment in any external audit because they are locked into Intuit to
interact with their financial institutions. If, for any reason (i.e.
Intuit goes out of business or suffers a major failure) they are
cutoff from Intuit's servers they are also cutoff from their financial
I can't tell you what the exact rules are. I have seen
different behavior at different times and with different year
versions of Quicken.
Not only is this silly ($1500), but it has nothing to do with my
statement. If Intuit wanted $1500 tomorrow for me to continue
to download, and I decided to give up downloads (or even look
for another product) it would *not* be because I was trying to
"stay with some fi", it would be because Quicken was charging
too much ... not the same thing. Quicken is an excellent
product *because* it offers such useful capabilities at such a
Even sillier is forgetting that Intuit does not operate in a
vacuum; if Intuit was able to get $150 for downloading, there
would not be other products around that could offer clearly
better capabilities for noticeably less money. The price of
Quicken is set by the market, not arbitrarily by Intuit. If
anything, I suspect that the inflation-adjusted price of
downloading will tend to drop rather than rise.
But if you want to know if I would pay a monthly or yearly
subscription fee: yes!
I deal with many financial institutions (and a couple of them
for 40 years); none of them offer me what Quicken offers me and
every one of them could be replaced by one of many other
financial institutions. If there were to be some minor
differences between a new fi and an old one, I have not seen any
evidence that those differences would come close to trumping the
capabilities that Quicken offers. (And if I were a Money user
who liked Money as well as I like Quicken, I would say the same
thing for Money.)
But I don't usually have to worry about giving up Quicken
downloads with my fi's; in fact it's been the other way around.
The two fi's that I have dealt with for 40 years only offered
qif file downloads when I first started using Quicken. Since
then one has begun offering Web Connect downloads and the other
now offers Direct downloads from their bank, credit card and
investment accounts. (Similar trend with other of my fi's that
I have not been with as long).
I consider the ability to download to Quicken to be a
significant feature that an fi has to offer me; it is worth
money to me, and I have no trouble getting what I want in the
way of desireable products, good service, reasonable rates ...
and downloads to Quicken.
I fail to see how taking advantage of downloading can be
considered a negative simply because it is theoretically
possible that the provider of the downloads might go out of
business; one can always change software, change fi's and/or
enter transactions manually. And OFX is an open standard; fi's
that can do Web Connect or Direct downloads already have the
capability to create (and are creating) OFX files of your data
... any software whose manufacturer wishes can process OFX
files. (Money and others already do this).
And if imagining Intuit going out of business creates a sense of
concern for you, why do you limit your concern to Intuit? What
about all the other software and hardware products you may use
to keep your records? What about the fi's you deal with?
First initial underscore Last name at mchsi dot com
I meant to add that I think there may have been some change in
the way Quicken handles this, but I can't pin that down.
I do know that I have seen an option dialog box during a first
download, to choose an automatic "Accept All", or process
individually (the norm for downloads).
I was working on a theory that if there was already at least one
transaction in the register of a new Quicken account when the
first download occurred, that Quicken would offer the dialog I
referred to above (or just take option 2) ... but I have not
done enough work to prove it true.
First initial underscore Last name at mchsi dot com
It is called either disaster recovery or business continuity planning
or both. The trick is to be able to switch reasonably quickly if
necessary. That is why I said I should have done the preparation
awhile ago. Quicken is a closed system. The only way to get your
data in or out of a Quicken database is to use Quicken. So for
planning purposes you should periodically go through the process of
actually extracting your financial records and porting them to an open
I always thought one selects a financial package to fit the business
not the other way around. I don't want to use a fungible financial
That is why I run both Windows and Linux desktops. I am looking for
software with open standards for data storage. I don't mind if the
software is proprietary I just don't want the data storage to be.
I can move my business to other financial institutions -- it would
just cost time and money on an ongoing basis whereas the cost of
switching software packages is one time.
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