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can I install quicken on an external hard drive

I would like to install quicken on an external hard drive (attaches to my network - not usb).  Is this permissable in how quicken wants to set up?
    Quicken will write files to the Windows registry when it installs, so I am 99% sure you will need to install Quicken on the same drive as your operating system.If I am incorrect, I am sure someone else will chime in.There is no such restriction on where your Quicken data resides.
      Ok.... I installed it on my hard drive and would like to keep the data on an external drive - mainly to keep the data away from the internet as much as possible.  I tried to do this during the config but it did not work.  Now what??  Thanks.
        <DIV class=size3>Ok.... I installed it on my hard drive and would like to keep the data on an external drive - mainly to keep the data away from the internet as much as possible. I tried to do this during the config but it did not work. Now what?? Thanks. </DIV><DIV class=size3>_</DIV><DIV class=size3>1 What operating system are you using, Win XP SP2 or Vista?_ If you would complete your user profile, it would help.</DIV><DIV class=size3>_</DIV><DIV class=size3>2 Having your data on another drive shouldn't be_a problem._ Are you a new user or an existing Quicken user with existing data?_ </DIV><DIV class=size3>_</DIV><DIV class=size3>Set up your data on your external drive, using the drive letter.__On that drive, create a new folder._ Copy your Quicken data file set to that new folder on the external drive._ Start Quicken, FILEOPEN and browse to that folder.</DIV><DIV class=size3>_</DIV><DIV class=size3>3 Why do you think it matters which hard drive you use as to keeping data away from the internet?_ As long as your drive and/or folders are not shared and you take the necessary network security cautions, it shouldn't make a difference where your data is.</DIV><DIV class=size3>_</DIV><DIV class=size3>You can also password protect your Quicken data file._ Personally, I recommend it._ Just make sure you write down your password and keep it in a handy spot, if you forget it.</DIV><DIV class=size3>_</DIV>
          <STRONG>"I would like to install quicken on an external hard drive (attaches to my network - not usb). Is this permissable in how quicken wants to set up?"</STRONG>I do not have an external hard drive, so I can't test this in real time._ However, my Quicken computer has two internal hard drives._ My_primary HDD (Disk 0)_has two partitions labeled (C:) and (D:) and the second HDD (Disk 1) has three partitions labeled (E:), (F:) and (G:)._ An important distinction between my hardware configuration and one with external / removable drives is that my drive letters never change.Focusing on Disk 0, the operating system (Win 2K) is obviously installed on (C:) and most of my software, including Quicken are installed on (D:)._ Windows and it's Registry are_just fine with this setup.Virtually all software installations will write various information to the Windows Registry._ Part of what is written is the path to different pieces of the installed software._ Instead of the path beginning with C:, the software I have installed on (D:) begins with D:._ This has never been a problem.As long as the_external drive always has the same drive letter, I don't see why it wouldn't work the same way._ However, you go a little further by stating that the "external hard drive (attaches to my network - <STRONG>not usb</STRONG>)" and this_is where we part company.Quicken does not support networking and doesn't recommend its use._ Because of this and the fact that I value my financial_records I haven't_tested Quicken_in a networked environment._ Some forum members claim to have no problems with Quicken on their network while_others have posted problems._ The choice is yours to make._