Error: Memorized Transaction List is Full

Overview

You may receive the following message when attempting to enter a transaction:

Memorized transaction list is full.

Cause

This error message usually indicates that Quicken is unable to write (add information) to the Quicken data file for one of the following reasons:

  • The file is stored in a location other than the local hard disk
  • The file is read-only
  • The file is damaged

Instructions

To resolve this error:

  1. Open the Quicken File menu by clicking File in the upper left corner of the program.
  2. Near the bottom of the menu, note the location of the currently open file (a checkmark will precede it). For example, X:\Quicken\MyFile indicates that MyFile is stored in the Quicken folder on Drive X.
    • If the file is stored on the local hard disk (usually Drive C), proceed to step 3.
    • If the file is not stored on the local hard disk:
      1. Choose New from the open File menu.
      2. Select New Quicken File, and then click OK.
      3. Select a location on the local hard disk from the Save in drop-down list, enter a File name, and then click OK to create a dummy file. Close any setup windows that may appear.
      4. From the File menu, choose Restore Backup File.
      5. Select the drive letter you noted in step 2, and then click OK.
      6. Browse to the file location you noted in step 2, and then click OK to restore it.
      7. After the file has been restored, click OK to open it. Proceed to the next step if the message persists.
  3. Right-click Start on the Microsoft® Windows® taskbar, and then choose Explore.
  4. Browse to the file location you noted in step 2, and then locate the data file set for the data file.
    Tip: The data file set consists of four files with the file name extensions .qdf, .qsd, .qei, and .qph. In the step 2 example, the data file set would be composed of MyFile.qdf, MyFile.qsd, MyFile.qei, and MyFile.qph.
  5. Right-click each file in the data file set, choose Properties, and then make sure that only the Archive checkbox is selected. If necessary, clear the Read-only and Hidden checkboxes, and then click OK.
  6. Reopen your data file in Quicken. If the error persists, restore a backup you recently created before the message began appearing.
  7. Exit, and then restart Quicken. If the error persists:
  8. Exit, and then restart Quicken. 

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