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How to Change a File Password in Quicken 2012

After you set up a file password in Quicken 2012, you’re not stuck with it forever. You can either change the password or remove it by choosing File→Set Password For This Data File.

If you’ve already set up a password, however, Quicken doesn’t display the Quicken File Password dialog box. Instead, Quicken displays a mutated Quicken File Password dialog box that asks for the password you’re now using and the new password you want to use in the future.

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Type the current password in the Old Password text box and the new password in the New Password and the Confirm Password text boxes. Then press Enter or click OK. From now on, you need to use the new password to gain access to the file. If you don’t want to use a password anymore, just leave the New Password and Confirm Password text boxes blank.

And a final tip for you concerning Quicken passwords . . . If you lose your password, the Quicken technical support ninjas will retrieve your password-protected file for you. The cost for this service equals $9.95. (To initiate this service, visit Intuit. Select your version of Quicken and then search on the keywords Quicken Password Removal Service.)

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