Downloaded Transactions preferences


  1. Choose Edit menu > Preferences. 
  2. In the left pane, select Downloaded transactions.
  3. In the right pane, select the settings you want to use.
  • After Downloading Transactions
    • Automatically add to banking registers
      When this option is selected, Quicken will enter downloaded banking transactions into all of your registers as soon as they are received. If you've manually entered transactions, Quicken automatically matches those transactions with their corresponding downloaded transactions so you don't end up with duplicates.


      If you do not use this option all downloaded transactions must be manually reviewed and accepted before they are added to your registers. Unaccepted transactions will not appear in reports, graphs, and other product features.


      Learn how to enable or disable this feature for individual accounts
    • Automatically add to investment transaction lists
      When this option is selected, Quicken will enter downloaded investing transactions into all of your investment transaction lists as soon as they are received. If you've manually entered transactions, Quicken automatically matches those transactions with their corresponding downloaded transactions so you don't end up with duplicates.


      If you do not use this option all downloaded transactions must be manually reviewed and accepted before they are added to your investment transaction lists. Unaccepted transactions will not appear in reports, graphs, and other product features.


      Learn how to enable or disable this feature for individual accounts
  • During Transaction Download
    • Automatically categorize transactions
      Select this option to have Quicken suggest categories to assign to new transactions as they are downloaded. For more information, see How Quicken suggests categories and payees for you.


      The selected business data that Quicken uses to categorize your transactions is provided by infoUSA Inc.
    • Automatically apply Quicken's suggested name to payee
      Select this option to have Quicken automatically rename your transaction payees as they are downloaded, based on a database of standardized merchant names. If you deselect this option, your existing renaming rules in Quicken are still used (click the Renaming Rules button in this dialog to see a list of those rules). For more information, see How Quicken suggests categories and payees.
  • Your Renaming Rules
    • Use my existing Rules
      Use my existing renaming rules When this option is selected, Quicken will use your existing renaming rules to automatically rename similar payees for future downloaded transactions. Click Renaming Rules to see a list of the rules you've created.
    • Renaming Rules Button
      Renaming Rules button Click the Renaming Rules button to access a window where you can view, create, and change your payee renaming rules.

Search Support:

Search form

Tip: To find out which version of Quicken you are using, open Quicken go to Help menu and select About Quicken.