Can I Install Quicken On Multiple Computers? Do I Need To Purchase Quicken Again To Install It On A New Computer?

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Subscription Release of Quicken

With this release, there is no limit on how many computers Quicken can be installed on. However, you will need to sign in with the same Quicken ID on each computer as the membership is linked to your Quicken ID. 

Can I use the same Quicken data file on more than one computer?

A file can be moved from one computer to another computer, but it cannot be used simultaneously on both computers. Quicken needs to be installed on each computer. You can find instructions to move your data file to another computer by clicking here.

Also note that a data file from Quicken for Windows will not open in Quicken for Mac (and vice versa) without converting the file first. You can find more information on file conversion by clicking here

Can I install or use Quicken on a network?

We don't recommend sharing or attempting to sync Quicken data files between computers on a network, as this may lead to data file damage.  We also strongly advise against installing Quicken on a network. Quicken is not designed to be used over a network or shared drive.

Quicken incrementally saves your data as it's entered. Saving Quicken data files locally (directly on your computer's hard drive), and not over a network, decreases the risk of data loss. Network instability or the use of a single data file by multiple people at the same time will often lead to data integrity issues.

Due to the many possible network configurations, Quicken doesn't offer technical assistance for this type of configuration.

Our Quicken Mobile App will allow you to view your synced Quicken accounts from several different mobile devices, if you choose.

Can I use cloud drives to save or move Quicken files?

Please see Can I share my Quicken file between multiple computers using Dropbox?


For help installing Quicken, review these FAQs

How to Install Quicken from a Download

How to activate your Quicken membership

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