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Quicken 2005 file association problem

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I recently helped a neighbor after their computer failed. They had a win 7 box with Quicken 2005 installed. After replacing their pc with another win 7 machine, I reinstalled Quicken 2005 and copied their data files to that machine. Quicken does not see any file association with the data files. When I browse the quicken folder in order to get quicken to recognize the data file, I am unable to find the correct one. Any help would be awesome.
Thanks in advance

Ken
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by:Thomas Grassi
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Find the quicken file that is the database file
Right click on the file then select open with
When the open with box opens select the program to open this file with

make sure you place a check mark in Always open this file with the selected program
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by:kenjk
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Quicken is not listed when I do this, when I navigate to the quicken folder, nothing in quickens program folder will open it. Quicken worked perfectly on the previous machine. Everything should be the same. The same OS, same Quicken version / disk, and the same previously working backup / data files
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The interesting part is that when I open Quicken and browse for data files, is that all the files (6 or 8 of them) show up as unknown (the white bent corner file with the blue and red dots on them.

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Thomas Grassi earned 500 total points
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quicken.exe is not in the quicken folder it is in the program files folder thats were you need to go to select which program to run to open the quicken file

I would uninstall quicken again and then restart the computer and install quicken again to see what happens

Also what antivirus program are you running? mayne diable that while installing quicken.

Another thing not sure what version of Quicken runs on wndows 7 you might want to upgrade to later version also
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by:kenjk
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Hi trgrassijr55,

The only Quicken folder that I can find is located in Program Files (x86) this version of Quicken ran fine on her 1.5 year old HP Windows 7 Home box. Her new Mach is also an HP with Windows 7 Home. I was able to import one of her unimportant data files and that one works, just not the one she needs.

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by:Thomas Grassi
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so in that folder you do not find qw.exe?

when you click start the all programs you do not see quicken 2005 folder listed?

What shows in control panel under installed programs?
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by:kenjk
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Yes, when I go to all programs, Quicken is listed and opens fine. I will uninstall and give it another try.  Thank you
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ok keep me posted
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Will do, Thanks
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