Can I run Quicken on two computers and stay synchronized?

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There is no sync or merge routine in Quicken, so you have to be careful in trying to keep two computers up-to-date with the same information.
The easiest way is to make a backup after making changes on either computer and then doing a restore on the other.  If you do this with a thumbdrive, you can actually consider the thumbdrive to be the master copy of the data and just do a restore onto the computer you want to use prior to using Quicken, therefore ensuring that it has the latest copy of the data file.
The one thing to remember is that you don't want to forget to make routine backups of your data separate from the data on either computer or the external media you use to transfer the files between computers.  Backups should be made to something that is not permanently installed inside your computer.  An electrical surge or a leaky roof should not be able to ruin your backup.
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