-splasher using Q continuously since 1996
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I don't like the Quicken approach to Backup files in Windows folders, like wherever one keeps one's Quicken files, say - C:\Users\Owner\Documents\Quicken\Backup\... etc. And when users say "How do I get rid of old files I don't need anymore?" are advised to use Windows files routines to get rid of old files. I am a long time user of ACRONIS, the Backup-Validate- Recover software. ACRONIS has recognized that when it comes to end users handling O/S tools to delete application files they can't be trusted. So ACRONIS quite rigorously advises against using the Operating System to delete their old backup files. Instead they offer their own tools from within their application to allow deletion of application data files. That way ACRONIS can be sure that it is being done safely. As soon as you separate application data files from the app and handle with O/S tools, the app doesn't know about it and can't keep track of them and verify.
That is NOT smart! Operating Systems can't be trusted. Now the end user is between a rock and a hard place. Right now I have 130 Quicken backup files of 11 MB each and I don't know what I could ruin without that shaky Quicken code knowing about it. But If I could delete old Quicken backup files from within Quicken - and THEN something goes wrong, then I'd know who I could go to for help.
francisco said:even when I save the backup, my file still gets big on the machine. It's no use leaving only the last backup saved because the machine continues from the beginning
even when I save the backup, my file still gets big on the machine. It's no use leaving only the last backup saved because the machine continues from the beginning
francisco said:example: If I began form the 2010, that's my case, my machine continue with my initial file.
example: If I began form the 2010, that's my case, my machine continue with my initial file.
I'm staying on Quicken 2013 Premier for Windows.