why cant i access the source file to back up

MarionW Member
I tried to back up data and it just tells me it can't access the source file and that it is being used elsewhere, but It isn't.

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I suggest you insure the data file can not be accessed by another program while you perform a data file backup.  For example, you should not maintain the data file in a Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive folder.
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think this one is due to Windows Defender settings. See this FAQ.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @MarionW ,

    Please post the exact path to your Quicken Data File? It should be located at: Documents\Quicken. It does differ from User to User as some Users, have it located on a separate partition from the operating system, but in the computer.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R34.24  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
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    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

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