quicken essentials data lost

I have been using Quicken essentials for two years. Recently, the information I've entered has been lost. It keeps the data as of a particular date but loses the data after that point. It's happened twice.  I haven't made any other changes- updates, etc.

Any ideas?

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I have Quicken Essentials and have lost data twice. It only effects recent entries - as if they were not saved before the app quits. My data file is kept in my Documents folder inside my User folder. I do use Dropbox via a simlink. I cannot see a link between Dropbox and this issue.
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