@smayer97 you need to look at the answers that were given, and the original request. The request was to do it between a Mac and a Windows data file. It isn't possible because they aren't going to be the same data file. Not to mention it would probably be a disaster if it was allowed to do it between two different data files not to mention one on each operating system.
BTW as for 'undocumented/tested features' I can tell you that in fact Quicken Windows will do exactly what you have said and sync two data files through the same Quicken cloud account/data file. There is in fact two reasons for this, one being a bug. The first is pretty simple to understand. If I copy a data file to another computer and then try to sync, currently the computer you are on isn't taking into account at all. It will do the sync. Now if I go back to the original/computer data file, it will certainly sync too. Of course that doesn't mean it won't do it by deleting accounts, adding accounts, categories, transactions, budgets.
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From what I have seen Quicken syncing to the Quicken Cloud account can't even be done 100% reliably even if only one Desktop computer is involved, I certainly wouldn't talking about trying to get it all working right with multiple Desktop computers syncing to the same Quicken Cloud account/data file. In the case of the bug, the bug is the way Quicken Windows identifies a data file. There is a buried unique Id in the data file. The bug is that whenever you copy the data file, the unique Id never changes. So you can imagine that you setup a data file to a point where you like settings and such, and then make multiple copies to start 'different data files'. Each to be used for completely different purposes.
Well if these 'different data files' are connect to the same Quicken Id, Quicken cloud will not be able to tell that they are 'different', and the result is a cross linking of data files. Certainly not going turn out nicely. One thing I don't think a lot of people realize is that with the current setup, there is really only two data files syncing. There is the data file on the Desktop (with all the data) and there is the Quicken Cloud data file(with partial data).
The Quicken Mobile app and Web are more GUIs to the Quicken Quicken data file then separate data that needs 'full syncing', like is needed between the Quicken Desktop data file and the Quicken Cloud data file. The more 'data files' that have to be kept in sync the more chance of problems. You call the syncing between 2 data files a bug but I disagree as this was published as a feature in the Release Notes. It just lacks documentation and certainly does appear to be a work in progress.
And surely it has not been worked out to sync between QMac and QWin data files. That is why I presented alternatives. I agree that there are MANY issues with syncing to Quicken Cloud, whether it be QMobile or QWeb, so I would expect that there would likely be problems with syncing with the desktop data file. That said, syncing with QCloud IS a feature, albeit a problematic one.
That is why I add the caveat emptor.
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