Missing check number column in Quicken [SOLVED]

Q. Help! I just upgraded from Quicken 2010 to a later edition and now I am missing my check number column for all my credit card accounts! (I use that field to store extra info) Where did my check number column go in Quicken and how do I GET IT BACK?

A. Thankfully, you can easily re-enable the Reference # field! Here is how:

#1 While at the register screen for the account you want to edit, click the ‘Gear’ iconย 

#2 Check the ‘Reference #’ checkbox

#3 Click ‘Done’ and that is all it takes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Show the missing reference number / check number field

Show the missing reference number / check number field

Applies to: Quicken 2011, Quicken 2012, Quicken 2013 Deluxe, Premium and all Other Editions


  • Meryl Lafazan

    Thank you. I have Quicken Deluxe 2016. I wasn’t aware of the gear button. I used it to reset my preferences and to get back the drop down box to show check numbers, etc.

    • Hi Meryl,
      Thank you for your nice comment. I am very glad you were able to set all your preferences to your liking ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

      Best regards,

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