Can I Un-reconcile an account?

I was happily reconciling my accounts today when a snafu occured. I don't know exactly how but am sure it's related to some transaction changes made along the way ie, transaction listed to wrong acct and at least 1 deletion of manual transaction that didn't take place. So my I acct that was beautifully reconciled at the beginning is now -99.00 when I transferred 125.00 from another acct. What is my best option to sort this out?

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  • Hi Tamara Naftal !

    If you've reconciled incorrectly, first try clicking undo. If you're unable to click undo because you’ve refreshed the page or logged out, you can follow these steps:

    1. If there is a Reconciliation Balance Adjustment transaction from that incorrect reconciliation, delete that transaction.

    2. Look for transactions with the lock icon that shouldn't be locked (reconciled). Create new identical transactions  and delete the locked ones.

    3. Reconcile again. :)

    Let me know how it goes!

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  • Tamara Naftal

    It's been a couple of days so I'm going to mark this as answered. If you still have questions, just mention me in a comment and I'll get back to you! :)

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  • Can you just change the lock status?  I have to roll back a lot of transactions to undo the last reconciliation 

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      • WordTenor
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      • WordTenor
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Tan Display You don't need to roll back the transactions. Just fix the discrepancy and reconcile again. The only transactions which need to be changed are those which are incorrect. If they are correct and locked, leave them be. 

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  • I have to second this question. I was playing with the auto-match feature and now my account is off and I don't know why. I would like to peel back (unreconcile) the transactions one at a time as listed on the bank statement, until I figure out where the balance in YNAB matches the bank, then  move forward and reconcile as normal. As it is, I cannot figure out what went wrong, and I know no graceful way to change the lock status.

    Is there not a way to change the lock status of a transaction?

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  • I found it. Somehow YNAB had put in a reconciliation transaction that caused the amount to be off.

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    • Sea Green Transistor I'm happy to hear you were able to get things balanced out! Currently, there isn't a way to un-reconcile a transaction. If immediately after confirming a reconciliation you find it was incorrect, you can use the Undo button, but after logging out or refreshing the page Undo will no longer work.

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    • Faness Has this ability been fixed yet? I’m in the same situation (related to the difficulty importing transactions using Plaid - very frustrating) and am unable to unlock my transactions easily. There are far too many to delete and create identical ones, that’s a very time intensive work around! There must be an easier way....

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      • dakinemaui
      • dakinemaui
      • 1 mth ago
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      Slate Gray Horse You should only delete/recreate the transactions that should NOT be cleared, not all of them. If you need to reconcile again to find an error, you might use a flag as an alternate cleared indicator. When you've verified you've found all cleared transactions on the bank's list, anything that is cleared but NOT flagged is a problem child.

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  • The workaround I needed to use last night was to enable the running balance, so I can see the amount of money I have in my account as a result of each transaction. Then, I just used the checkbox to select the transactions near the end of the month that were actually on my bank statement. If the last several transactions for a given month are all contiguous in your list, the final transaction's balance should show you the ending balance of your statement. If there are gaps because some transactions for the next month show up in YNAB before the last transaction of the month you are reconciling, then you will have to subtract/add those amounts from the total on the last transaction that you have checked.

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