While opening Quicken application: Cannot open data file because it is in use by some other application.

This error message could really make any user anxious about financial information. Quicken carries very confidential information and when such error message comes, really makes a user go crazy. Moreover, this type of issues can occur due to software malfunction. To resolve this problem, completely exit Quicken app and reboot computer device. Now open Quicken app again and try to access data file. If you are still stuck at same error, then possibly your Quicken app is not able to detect the original directory path of data file.

Further solution can be little tricky to a regular user, so they can call on Quicken Support Number 1-800-513-4593 for proficient resolution by experts. If you are willing to start troubleshooting this error on your own, then make sure to keep multiple copies of Quicken data file before initiating the process. To continue on own, follow instructions below-

  • Press Start button and look for File Explorer
  • Click View tab in left top corner
  • Check box for Hidden items in Show/Hide section
  • Delete CONFIG, DATA & LOG folders

These are log and configuration data files created automatically by applications and will be auto created on getting required.

  • Now Click on This PC/Computer
  • Open Local Drive C = Users
  • Select your User Name = Appdata = Roaming = Intuit/Quicken
  • Select CONFIG and delete
  • Repeat the same process for DATA&LOG folders

Now reboot the computer device again and open Quicken. On successful completion of process, must diagnose the error, contact Quicken Support Phone Number 1-800-513-45933 if the error still persisting.

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Note– The above instructions are applicable only on Windows 8/8.1/10. For earlier Windows versions, instructions can be varied. Also, remember that Quicken application are no longer compatible with Windows Vista or XP computers. In such case, customers can contact their computer manufacturer and ask for the Windows upgrade.

You can avoid such errors in Quicken application by keeping the computer drives cleaned. There are many freeware applications available on the Internet, which will help you wipe junk files from the computer drives. Wiping computer drives will enhance the performance of whole computer along with Quicken application.

We always recommend Quicken customers to must backup their data file after every important change they make. For better safety of data information, you could also prefer saving a copy of Quicken backup file on an external memory drive or in cloud storage accounts. Thousands of customers have been the victim of computer hard drive failure, which eventually cost them loss of their years Quicken data. Therefore, keep your Quicken backup safe somewhere you prefer.

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Now we can go ahead, and covert Quicken data file-

Quicken for Windows– If you have been using any Quicken version between 98-2003, then

  • backup your most recent data file
  • Press Windows + R keys
  • Type “appwiz.cpl” and press ok
  • Find Quicken app and uninstall
  • Download Quicken 2004
  • Install and open the most recent backup file to convert

After successful conversion with Windows Quicken 2003, follow further instructions

  • Save a backup copy in 2004 Quicken
  • Uninstall Quicken 2004 app by following above method
  • Download Windows Quicken 2013
  • Install and open the recent backup file
  • Covert the data file on getting prompted

After going through the following process, please save a copy of backup within Quicken 2013 applications and next you can open this file in any latest Quicken application like- Quicken 2016/2017/2018. During the process, there can be rare possibilities of facing some uncalled error due to system issues, wherein calling Quicken Support Phone Number will surely resolve that for you.

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Quicken for Mac-Quicken Mac users must know that latest Mac OS updates do not support Essential anymore. Also, converting data on Mac computers is little extra risky than Windows, therefore either you call Quicken support number and tell their experts to do the job for you safely or continue with instructions below-

  • Download and install the latest Quicken app
  • Direct your app to the most recent backup file
  • Or choose the type of file you desire to open in Quicken Mac app
  • On choosing right backup file, select option convert
  • And new Quicken Mac is ready to use

Data conversion on Mac can possibly take some extra time in doing the job, so please be patient while it finishes up the process. If you have data file from an older Quicken mac 2007, then it will be impossible to convert the data file, eventually you will have to start Quicken from the scratch.

For any other help and support service contact Quicken help desk and talk to the available experts for better answers.