Errors with Dropbox and other online tools
Quicken may display one of the following errors when attempting to open your Quicken data file. These occur if you try to open your Quicken data file while it is located in your Dropbox folder or another online storage folder.
Some of the other programs that can cause these errors are:
- Google Drive
"Quicken cannot open the data file because it is in use by some other application."
"Unable to open source file"
"Unable to re-load current file after copy."
It's important not to open a data file directly from Dropbox or other online storage folders, as this can cause issues with your data file; always open from your computer. Dropbox is intended for storage of your Quicken Backup files, not to keep your active Quicken data file in.
To resolve these errors
Move your data file from Dropbox:
- Open your Dropbox folder.
- Drag the data file from the Dropbox folder to your computer desktop.
- Double-click the data file that you've placed on your desktop to open it.
For more information on Dropbox: