Encrypting Quicken files with third-party encryption software

Does anyone encrypt their Quicken files with third-party encryption software?  I've considered a number of approaches such as using Windows XP's native encryption and TrueCrypt, but none does exactly what I would like.  Ideally, I would like to keep the Quicken files encrypted and inaccessible except when I am actually using Quicken but, and this is the sticking point, I'd still like to have Quicken's reminder features run automatically.  As far as I can tell, this is impossible.  Does anyone know otherwise?  Even if what I want is impossible, I would still be interested in hearing about others' experiences integrating third-party encryption with Quicken.

Answer

1 person found this helpful

> Does anyone encrypt their Quicken files with> third-party encryption software?  I've considered a> number of approaches such as using Windows XP's> native encryption and TrueCrypt, but none does> exactly what I would like.  Ideally, I would like to> keep the Quicken files encrypted and inaccessible> except when I am actually using Quicken but, and this> is the sticking point, I'd still like to have> Quicken's reminder features run automatically.  As> far as I can tell, this is impossible.  Does anyone> know otherwise?  > > Even if what I want is impossible, I would still be> interested in hearing about others' experiences> integrating third-party encryption with Quicken.Here is a great idea.  Use Quicken.  Backup Quicken to removable medium (preferably flash drive).  Remove Quicken data files from hard drive.  There, your data is pretty much safe.  Oops, beware of those people that can restore deleted files from your hard drive.
Was this answer helpful? Yes No
Original
SuperUser
12 additional answers

No answers have been posted

More Actions

People come to Quicken Community for help and answers—we want to let them know that we're here to listen and share our knowledge. We do that with the style and format of our responses. Here are five guidelines:

  1. Keep it conversational. When answering questions, write like you speak. Imagine you're explaining something to a trusted friend, using simple, everyday language. Avoid jargon and technical terms when possible. When no other word will do, explain technical terms in plain English.
  2. Be clear and state the answer right up front. Ask yourself what specific information the person really needs and then provide it. Stick to the topic and avoid unnecessary details. Break information down into a numbered or bulleted list and highlight the most important details in bold.
  3. Be concise. Aim for no more than two short sentences in a paragraph, and try to keep paragraphs to two lines. A wall of text can look intimidating and many won't read it, so break it up. It's okay to link to other resources for more details, but avoid giving answers that contain little more than a link.
  4. Be a good listener. When people post very general questions, take a second to try to understand what they're really looking for. Then, provide a response that guides them to the best possible outcome.
  5. Be encouraging and positive. Look for ways to eliminate uncertainty by anticipating people's concerns. Make it apparent that we really like helping them achieve positive outcomes.

Select a file to attach:

Do you still have a question?

Ask your question to the community. Most questions get a response in about a day.

Post your question to the community
or contact us