Message: Quicken needs to be installed in the Applications folder

Product Version
Mac

Overview

When attempting to install Quicken for Mac, you may receive the following error:

Message: Quicken needs to be installed in the Applications folder

Quicken needs to be installed in the Applications folder. Click "Install" to copy this version of Quicken to the Applications folder.

Cause

This happens when the diskimagewriter is separating the Quicken install folders.

To resolve this issue

  1. Open the Applications folder and locate the .background folder.

Message: Quicken needs to be installed in the Applications folder

  1. Delete the .background folder from the Applications folder.
  2. Delete the current version of the Quicken application from your folder as well. 
  3. Open the Downloads folder and click on the .dmg and attempt the installation again.
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