How do I Install Quicken on Multiple Computers
- Last Updated on: September 14th, 2018
- Posted by: QuickBooks
- Category: Quicken
Quicken is well-known for its financial management program used in small businesses and homes. Well, it is not difficult to run Quicken data on two or more computers. The main challenge is to keep your data synchronized between each computer. There might be the question in your mind that how you keep your data synchronized? By using Quicken’s backup and restore feature you can easily solve this problem. And, also by synchronizing your data over a network share.
Quicken 2018 Release (All versions)
An interesting part about this release is there is no limit on how many computers can be installed on Quicken. However, what you need to do is; sign in with the same Quicken ID on each computer linked to your Quicken ID.
Quicken 2017 for Windows or Mac(and earlier)
According to Quicken End User License Agreements, you can easily install Quicken on up to three computers in the same household.
And no additional purchase is necessary on a total of three or fewer computers in the same household as long as you have currently installed Quicken. Also, it is not necessary to purchase additional copies of Quicken to install it on a second or third computer or reinstall it on the same computer.
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Suppose you have purchased a CD in that case you are allowed to use the same Quicken CD to install Quicken on up to three computers in your household. It means you don’t need to purchase another additional CD to reinstall Quicken.
But in case you have purchased downloaded version then you need to log in to your Quicken.com account from up to three different computers to download and install Quicken.
Is it possible to use the same Quicken data file on more than one computer?
It is easy to move a file from one computer to another computer, but it cannot be used simultaneously on both computers. You can also find instructions to move your data file to another computer.
Can I install or use Quicken on a network?
We would never suggest you sharing or attempting to sync Quicken data files between computers on a network. This may damage to your data file. It is also advised not to install Quicken on a network. As Quicken is not designed to be used over a network or shared drive.
The advantage of using Quicken is, it incrementally saves our data as it’s entered. It is also seen that saving Quicken data files locally, and not over a network, decreases the risk of data loss.
Network instability or the use of a single data file by multiple people will lead to data integrity issues at the same time.
That’s why Quicken doesn’t offer technical assistance for this type of configuration and the reason behind this is network configurations.
And, if you opt for Quicken mobile app then that will provide you the facility to watch your Quicken accounts. Generally synced from several different mobile devices.
We have discussed all the possible steps related to how to install Quicken on multiple computers. But, if you are searching for more information, you can contact our Quicken support team. You just need to dial our toll-free number 8888839555.