Frequently Asked Questions


Understand our purchasing model and how it works for you.

New to Quicken

Getting started and getting the most out of Quicken.

Billing & Account Management

Settings, payments and product changes.

Do I have to store my data in the Cloud?

No. The Quicken software program and your data file are installed and stored locally on your computer. If you choose to use the Quicken Mobile app or access Quicken on the Web, you need to enable syncing across platforms by opting in.

Will the new version of Quicken convert my existing Quicken data?

Yes. The new release of Quicken works just the same as previous Quicken products; after you install the new release on your computer, you’ll be prompted to convert your existing Quicken file to the new version. If you prefer, you can also start a brand new Quicken file.

If your data file was created with a version of Quicken older than 2010, see this FAQ for more details on how to convert your file.

Can I use Quicken on more than one computer?

Yes. You can install Quicken on as many computers as needed in the same household. Each installation will be registered to your Quicken ID. We do not recommend sharing data files on a network/cloud drive.

What is the Quicken ID?

All Quicken products use the Quicken ID. The Quicken ID is the ID you’ll use to access all Quicken applications, including Quicken for Windows, Quicken for Mac, Quicken on the Web, Quicken Mobile, and If you don’t already have a Quicken ID, you’ll be prompted to create one when you install and open Quicken. You can still use Quicken manually if you prefer, however, you will need to go online to register your Quicken ID at least once.

What is Quicken Classic Business & Personal?

Quicken Classic Business & Personal is available for both Windows and Mac platforms. It includes every tool and feature from the rest of our Classic line, and more — adding features for small business & rentals:

  • Manage your business & personal finances together, with perfect separation
  • Get Schedule C & E tax reports, profit & loss, cash flow, balance sheets, and more
  • Manage tenants, payments, expenses, lease terms, rates, deposits, and more*
  • Store business & rental property documents and receipts where you need them*

* Windows only

Which products include free features like Bill Pay and Dropbox Backup?

To see our entire product lineup, including features and cost, please see our comparison chart.

What’s new in Quicken?

To see what’s new in Quicken, please see our What’s New page.

What are the system requirements for Quicken?


  • Computer: 1 GHz or higher
  • Operating System: Minimum Windows 7, 8/8.1, or 10
  • Memory: Minimum 1 GB Memory
  • Hard Disk Space: Minimum 450 MB free disk space; 1.5 GB if .NET is not installed
  • Monitor: 1024x768 or higher screen resolution, 1280x1024 minimum for Large Fonts settings
  • Internet Connection: Broadband internet connection recommended
  • Online access is required for activation


  • Computer: Intel® and Apple® M1 Macintosh computers
  • Operating Systems: Current and previous two versions of macOS
  • Display: 1280x800 or greater
  • Internet Connection: Broadband
  • Online access is required for activation


  • iPhone, iPad: Requires iOS and iPadOS 10.0 or higher
  • Android mobile and tablet: varies by device

Quicken on the Web:

  • Quicken on the Web supports the current version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari

Is there a trial version of Quicken? I’d like to try it out.

There is no trial version of Quicken, but we do have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Can I install Quicken on my tablet?

Quicken is for your desktop or laptop computer, so you can’t install the full version of Quicken on your mobile devices. However, the free Quicken companion mobile app is available for iPad and Android tablets. The mobile app is available for iOS devices from iTunes and for Android devices from Google Play.

What is Quicken on the Web?

Quicken on the Web is a companion browser experience to your desktop Quicken product. We built this in response to customer feedback that accessing Quicken on the Web would offer ease and convenience. With Quicken on the Web, you’re able to accomplish many key tasks:

  • View balances, budgets, accounts, and transactions
  • See spending trends by category, payee, and more
  • Monitor investment performance with up-to-the-minute portfolio value
  • Search and see details of past expenses
  • Keep your finances continually up to date: your accounts sync across desktop, web, and mobile

All in a fresh and streamlined user experience to simplify your financial life. More on Quicken on the Web

Is Quicken a subscription product?

Quicken is now a subscription product, called a Quicken membership. We’ve moved to this model to ensure that all of our customers are on the latest, greatest version of Quicken. Rather than wait for an annual upgrade to provide improvements and fixes, we now have regular releases throughout the membership term, creating a better experience for our customers. The membership is designed so that you never go through the upgrade process again. In addition to Online Services, such as downloading transactions from your bank or syncing to your mobile device, you’ll also automatically receive new Quicken features, versions, and services as part of your Quicken subscription, so you’ll always have the newest product.

How do I manage my Quicken subscription membership?

You can manage your Quicken membership in the My Account section of When you log in with your Quicken ID, you can see your product version, your date of activation, and your subscription expiration date. You can also manage your subscription renewal settings and your account settings, such as your Quicken ID and password".

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