bill and income reminders don't auto enter

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Bill and income reminders DO NOT auto enter in my check register. They used to work but haven't now for months.
I deleted them all, re-entered them, and they still don't appear in my check register.
I've been using Quicken for over 15 years and this always worked.  I've double checked my setting in "Edit".... and as indicated in "optional settings", where I've requested they appear, "Auto enter 10 days Advance"  NO JOY here.
Quicken Premier 2016 R 8 Windows 7
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Dave1957

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Posted 9 months ago

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You should validate your Quicken data file. It may have become damaged over time or if you ever had crashes while running Quicken.
Please run this procedure, skipping no steps:
- Make a copy of your data file: Click File / File Operations / Copy.  Do not change any Copy Option settings. Save file under a new name in same folder as current Quicken data file.  (The Copy process appears to be performing a record-by-record copy of the data file and not just a simple binary image copy. This has been reported as recovering some otherwise not repairable files)
- 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.
Now, with the just validated file still open, try your failing action again. If it works, keep using the new file and abandon the old one.

If that doesn't resolve the issue, you may have no recourse but to restore your Quicken data file from a Manual or Automatic Backup taken prior to the problem first occurring, if necessary going back to older backups until you find a file that does not exhibit these symptoms.
http://www.quicken.com/support/how-do-i-restore-quicken-data-file-backup-file

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-Validating and repair does NOT fix the issue. Tried that first.
-Restoring from an older copy, after a year of data entry, would take days to bring my transactions up to date, not really an option.  
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Automatic Backups usually occur every 3 or 5 times you open Quicken based on settings. You may have a recent auto backup from just prior to this problem.
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Have you closed and reopened your file? Auto enter reminders are triggered on file open.
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I rarely 'close and reopen' my file. Are bill and income reminders now predicated on closing and reopening my file? Never used to be for decades.
I've reopened my file, however, prior to your recommendation, I've had to 'manually' enter all my reminders so I can continue my accounting. I won't know if this issue is still a problem until the end of next month. Very frustrating that this program is so buggy.
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Mine is doing same thing, Dave. I really do not like the idea of recopying these files. So much time and effort to making everything balance again. I have grown to depend on my accounts being accurate and that reminder page being up to date. What did you finally decide to do?
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I am using Quicken 2015 R12 in Windows 10 and this same issue cropped up sometime in the last 2 or 3 months.  I too have used Quicken for over 15 years and this has never been an issue in the past.  In my case, most of my reminders have disappeared and the few that are left do not work.  If I try to enter a new reminder, not only is it not created, but I get a whole list of inaccurate and unusable reminders added that cannot be deleted.  The only way that I have found to remove these reminders is to restore a back-up or run the quicken Validate and Repair.  I am finding this extremely frustrating.   
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Sal, your issue is different than the reminder issue covered in this discussion. You should start a new thread for your issue.

https://getsatisfaction.com/quickenco...
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I am using Quicken 2017.  The problem started as soon as I updated to Quicken 17 R1 Cash Manager (Canadian) in January.  I also took the transactions out and re-entered them.  Would it have anything to do with Windows 10?  I find this option to be quite a timesaver as I have a number of weekly payments that come out.  Now, I leave them as manual entries and and enter them one at a time.  This is very time consuming by comparison.  I really miss this feature.