Message: Quicken has detected a fatal error and must quit. Please contact Intuit.



Overview

While working in Quicken Essentials 1.5.1 or later, you may receive and error similar to the one below:

 Message: Quicken has detected a fatal error and must quit. Please contact Intuit.

This error is caused when the Quicken data file has become damaged, and is no longer able to be opened by Quicken Essentials.

This type of damage can occur when events such as abrupt shut down of Quicken due to power outages occur, or when the area of the Mac hard drive where the data file resides has become corrupted or damaged.

Resolution

To resolve this error, restore a backup of your data file prior to the damage occurring.

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