Can I share my Quicken file between multiple computers using Dropbox?
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 at the same time can result in data damage or even file corruption. If your file is damaged you have no option but restore a backup.
If you attempt to share Quicken files across multiple computers using Dropbox, you'll need to follow these rules:
- Never have your Quicken file open on two computers at the same time. This will lead to file damage.
- Never open your data file or backup file directly from Dropbox. Always move the file to your desktop computer, then open it, to prevent file damage.
- Make frequent, automatic backups, in case a file is accidentally accessed at the same time on different computers.