Upgrade from 2011 to 2013
Validate before upgrading:
If you decide to upgrade to a newer version of Quicken, validate and repair your Quicken data file before you install the new version of Quicken. Your data file may be corrupted.
Make a copy of your data file: Click File / File Operations / Copy. Save file under a new name.
Open the copied file in Quicken.
Click File / File Operations / Validate and Repair. Click Validate File, check to make sure the copied file is being validated, click OK. Let it run. Fix any errors logged as not repaired by Quicken.
If it works, keep using the copied, validated and repaired file and abandon the old one.
Important: Do you have a password assigned to your Quicken data file?
Before you do the upgrade to Quicken 2013, be sure the password that you use is less than 14 characters and uses no special characters, like #$%&^*@.
I recommend you remove the password from the file and reinstate it after upgrading.
You should now be good to go with the installation of your new Quicken version.
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