Lost some quicken data on reinstall

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GayleGTun

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I had to erase the hard disk on my imac (running X.2) and reinstall Quicken2002 (for Macs).
Although some of my data looks right (like the checkbook balance and the transaction lists, registers) stock prices, which I have recorded monthly for years, now end as of 6/2002, 15 months ago. That of course makes the portfolio totals wrong (obsolete).

If I enter new stock prices as of end of Sept., will this make my portfolio totals okay again? And what happened to 15 months worth of stock prices and how can I get them back, other than digging out statements and reentering all those prices? Why was my data cut off like this (I got no warnings).

My Quicken worked fine until I reinstalled it.

I apologize for anything I have done wrong here; it's a first post for me and I am feeling inadequate, desperate, and STRESSED. Thanks for any help.

Gayle
 
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I think you would have better luck posting this in the "Other Operating Systems" forum.

Aside from that... Quicken is pretty much the same regardless of the OS, so I have one question for you. Did you not backup the data? Quicken puts up reminders asking if you want to backup your data. If so, where did you store those backups. The info should be there.

BTW... For future refernce... If you stored the backups (assuming you made them) on the same HDD as your application and OS, I suggest you consider either another medium. Like a second hard drive (can Mac's do that?), or some sort of external drive. I used an Iomega JAZ drive for years for such data strorage before I installed a second HDD. You could also burn the data to CD if you have a burner. Lots of choices available. Sorry I don't know which apply best to a Mac, but at least this may give you some ideas.

Good Luck
 

GayleGTun

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Thanks for the advice, Raybro. Sorry I did not find your reply earlier. I will remember, for the future, your other systems advice.

Yes, I had backed up Quicken data, burning a CD. But that data dropped the 15 months of stock prices, for a reason I don't understand. It was when I restored the data from the CD that the gap appeared. Maybe CD ran out of room and dropped the most recent prices? But surely I would have gotten a warning.

A mystery to me still. But when I entered latest prices, the portfolio totals updated. So what I have lost is the 15 months of history. I plan to retype (from statements filed) a few months prices , so the gap isn't so large.
 
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Hi Again GayleGTun... Did you create another post on the "Other Systems" forum? Don't give up... there are a lot of very knowledgable folks on this site. (y) :D

Whatever you decide to do... Best of Luck. :cool:
 
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