How to change the default data file location

I'm using Quicken Premier 2009 under Windows 7/64 and would like to change the default data file location to my NAS.  I'm able to Quicken "copy" to that location, (folder and file names are "Quicken" and "Qdata", however, every time I try to use it Quicken will display a window asking to "Select your data file", "Open a file located on this computer" etc.  I don't want having to do all this everytime I start Quicken to the new location.

I was under the impression that once I open Quicken with a specific file, that file will become the "default" file and location.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.
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