How do I change the backup location for my Quicken 2017 Automatic backups. Currently it backs it up under the current data folder/backups. I want to move it to a different disk to avoid disk failures. Please help.
How to set up Quicken BackupHow to make Quicken create a backup for youautomatically as you close Quicken
For the sake of this discussion it is assumed thatyour Quicken data file is located in the Default (and recommended) place:C:\Users\_your_username_here_\Documents\Quicken
Review the backupsettings available in Quicken (under Edit / Preferences / Backup).
In there you willfind two types of backup: Automatic and Manual Backup.
Automatic Backupshould be enabled and always goes to a \Backup folder that's part of the folderwhich contains your current Quicken data file, e.g. \Documents\Quicken\Backup.Set it to create a backup after running Quicken  times and to keep  (or more,your choice) backup copies.
To create a ManualBackup copy of your Quicken data file on an external device (USB-hard drive orUSB memory stick recommended), put a checkmark at "Manual BackupReminder" to enable the function and set "Remind me after runningQuicken [xx] times" to .
Click OK to save thechanges.
From now on, whenyou close Quicken using the red X button, you will get a popup window.
When you get thiswindow for the first time, click the radio button for "Backup on mycomputer". Change the Backup File name's drive letter and path to point toyour external device so that it looks something like this: E:\QuickenBackup\QDATA-2013-04-01.QDF-backup or use the Change button and work your way through the dialog.
Do not change thefilename portion! Just overtype the drive letter and choose a backup foldername. If the folder does not exist, it will be created.
Also choose theoption to "Add date to backup file name".
Every day when yourun Backup or close Quicken, an additional backup file is created. Without theAdd Date option you only have 1 backup copy which is overwritten every day ...and that may prove bad in a problem recovery situation.
Allow this backup torun to save the changes made on the screen.
Of course, once in awhile you will have to go in and delete some of the oldest backup files, atyour discretion, to avoid filling up your USB device.