Why do I get "Can't open file" when restoring my Quicken data file from external media?

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The properties of your Quicken data file are set to read-only.

  • In Windows Explorer, copy your Quicken data file to your hard disk.
  • Select the first file that makes up your Quicken data file, right-click it, and choose Properties from the menu.
  • In the Attributes area, select the Archive check box, and click to clear the Read-only check box.
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining files that make up your Quicken data file.
  • Launch Quicken.
  • Open the data file you changed the properties for.

Notes: If Quicken can't open your data file when converting from a previous version of Quicken, there are other solutions you can try.

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