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How do I disable Quicken Renaming Rules

Quicken renaming rules are bothersome, I don't want Quicken to prompt me when I download transactions but I don't want Quicken to automatically rename anything, I want Quicken to just download my transactions and take no action at all.  Is there a way because I read in the help if I disable confirmation it will rename automatically.
  • Version of Quicken?
  • The very latest, 2013
  • I have an odd situation where Quicken thinks the Payee for some transactions (from one banking account) are from 'Cable One'. This annoyance started after I installed Q2013 and I can't seem to fix it. I have no idea where 'Cable One' came from (it's not one of my payees, present or past) and renaming Cable One transactions to = Payee X doesn't work because it also turns Payees Y and Z Payeees to Payee X. I'm hand managing at this point. BTW, this problem doesn't happen on the Mint.com version of Quicken, where transactions are attributed correctly. Any thoughts?
  • Mint is not Quicken, and if you let Quicken pick everything for you without touching anything it will probably mess up sooner or later.  At a minimum you have to go through and correct wrong renaming and memorized payees as they are created.
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I'm sorry fwffisher, but it sounds like you are answering the wrong question.

QuickFill/Memorized payees is not "renaming".

The process is that for downloading payees are first renamed and then matched to memorized payees.  The idea being if the financial institution used:
Safeway 1/2/2013
You could rename it to Safeway so that it would match with one memorized payee Safeway, which would in turn fill in things like the category.

The  QuickeFill part refers to when the user types in the payee, Quicken tries to match and fill in the rest of the information.
Again something different the renaming.

Let me first say that before R10, Quicken's renaming rules were tied to "automatic categorization", but has now been broken out into two options.  Automatic Categorization is meant for when you have no memorized payee that matches, Quicken's servers would take a guess at what the payee/category should be.

So the options for renaming are:
Edit -> Preferences -> Downloaded transactions
You will want "Automatically apply Quicken's suggested name to payee" off
You will want "Use my existing renaming rules" off
Your will want "Automatically create rules when I rename payees off.

And most likely if you don't like all the automatic stuff you will want
Automatically categorized transactions, off.
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Go to Edit>Preferences.  in the left pane select "Data Entry and Quickfill' under the Register heading.  in the right lower panel "Quickfill and Memorized Payees" make sure that all of these are unchecked.
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