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Quicken

Personal finance software for the desktop, web and mobile

Application Details:

Version: 2020 Premier
License: Subscription
URL: http://www.intuit.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.4

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What works

Installation and basic functionality (the things that I do) all work.  That includes the download and installation of program updates, manual changes, downloading transactions from banks and investment brokers, downloading stock quotes and performing data backups to disk.

What does not

  • There are prerequisite tasks that must be performed using the winetricks utility in order to allow the Quicken installation to complete successfully.
  • The Quicken window, while Quicken is running, is not particularly "well-behaved" in my Gnome desktop but these are minor inconveniences in my view:
    • After installation the window initially opens in full-screen mode and must be resized.  It does remember its size and location in subsequent runs.
    • When Quicken pops up a small prompt window overlaying the main window, the main underlying window is disabled.  That's as expected.  What isn't as expected is the fact that any other application windows that exist in the same area of the desktop as the Quicken windows are also disabled, even when they have focus and have been brought to the front.  These windows must be moved to an area of the desktop completely outside the area occupied by the Quicken window before one can interact with the applications running in them.
    • The Quicken window does not resize or move smoothly, there is lots of break-up and jerkiness in the window while it's being moved or resized.

Workarounds

To successfully install Quicken 2020 Premier one must perform the same steps that Paul Sands outlined in his entry for Quicken 2017 Deluxe:

  • Create a new 32-bit wine prefix for the Quicken installation and install MS .Net Framework 4.6.1 using winetricks:
    $ WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.quicken-wine winetricks -q dotnet461
  • Change the Direct Draw Renderer to GDI using winetricks:
    $ WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.quicken-wine winetricks settings ddr=gdi
  • Patch the Quicken installer to prevent it from attempting to install the PDF print driver:
    $ cd /path/to/installer/file
    $ 7za x Quicken.exe
    $ perl -pi.bak -0777e 's/NOT REMOVE="ALL"InstallPDFDriver/NOT_REMOVE="ALL"InstallPDFDriver/' "DISK1/Quicken.msi"
  • Run the Setup.exe installer application:
    $ WINEPREFIX=~/.quicken-wine wine DISK1/Setup.exe

What was not tested

Advanced functions like bill paying and synchronizing personal financial data to the Quicken web site were not tested.  These are functions that I don't use.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

  • I have used Quicken 2020 this way with Wine 5.0 - 5.10 on Fedora 30 and 31.
  • I use the proprietary drivers from Nvidia's fedora-nvidia repository for my graphics card.  The 32-bit versions of the driver libraries package, on fedora-nvidia that's the nvidia-driver-libs.i686 package, must be installed for 32-bit apps that use the libGL libraries.  Wine will produce messages that include text like "libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast" if you forget to do this.
  • After installation, the Quicken.desktop file can be found at ${HOME}/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/Quicken/Quicken.desktop
  • The Quicken icon file can be found at ${HOME}/${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/Program Files/Quicken/quicken.ico
  • This ImageMagick command will extract six different-sized PNG icon files from Quicken.ico:
    $ convert Quicken.ico quicken.png

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowFedora 33 x86_64Mar 18 20216.4No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverDavid King 
CurrentFedora 31 x86_64Mar 28 20205.4No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverDavid King 

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Comments

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Data file corrupted after a few days
by ChrisD on Monday April 27th 2020, 9:54
I was able to follow all instructions to install Quicken 2020 Premier on my FC31 box with Wine 5.5-1.fc31.
However, after a few days, my data file somehow got corrupted and all account names and payee names were set to "N/A".
RE: Data file corrupted after a few days
by David King on Monday April 27th 2020, 15:58
I've never seen the type of data corruption that you describe. I did have a problem running Quicken under Fedora's wine-5.5-1.fc31 package, however. Quicken would crash directly after I entered the password to unlock my data file. I compiled my own copy of wine 5.7 from here on winehq.org and Quicken ran with it without problems. Just now I see that Fedora has released a package upgrade to wine-5.6-1.fc31. I've installed this upgrade and, for me anyway, Quicken runs with that version too.
RE: Data file corrupted after a few days
by ChrisD on Tuesday April 28th 2020, 14:11
My data file is clearly corrupted somehow. I opened it on my original Windows VM and it exhibits the same behavior. I didn't do anything significant during my test phase, I will continue to use it in the VM for now. I will upgrade to the latest wine and see if I can duplicate it. Thanks, ChrisD.
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