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During Reconcile, I clicked 'Mark All' in error. How do I reverse that?

I'm not really new to Quicken but never did this before and don't know what to do!

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  • Georgiann
    Georgiann Member ✭✭
    Thank you both for your assistance in my moment of panic. I back up frequently but had entered several unusual transactions over the last few days (w/o a backup) so I decided to give the 'cancel' option a shot. When I cancelled, I then went in and changed transactions to 'uncleared' and restarted the reconcile. I'm good. Thankfully, my account management is uncomplicated.
    Bob_L and Sherlock, thank you so much. I didn't understand what 'Mark All' even did so I didn't know how to fix it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    Speaking about backups ...

    How to properly set up Quicken Backup
    How to make Quicken create a backup for you automatically every time you close Quicken

    For the sake of this discussion it is assumed that your Quicken data file is located in the Default (and recommended) place: C:\Users\username\Documents\Quicken

    Review the backup settings available in Quicken (under Edit / Preferences / Backup).

    In there you will find two types of backup: Automatic and Manual Backup.

    Automatic Backup should be enabled and always goes to a \Backup folder that's part of the folder which contains your current Quicken data file, e.g. \Documents\Quicken\Backup. Set it to create a backup after running Quicken [1] times and to keep [5] (or more, your choice) backup copies.

    To create a Manual Backup copy of your Quicken data file on an external device (USB-hard drive or USB memory stick recommended), put a checkmark at "Manual Backup Reminder" to enable the function and set "Remind me after running Quicken [xx] times" to [1].

    Click OK to save the changes.

    From now on, when you close Quicken using the red X button, you will get a popup window.

    When you get this window for the first time, on some versions click the radio button for "Backup on my computer".
    Change the Backup File name's drive letter and path to point to your external device so that it looks something like this: E:\Quicken Backup\QDATA-2017-04-01.QDF-backup
    or use the Change button and work your way through the dialog.

    Do not change the filename portion! Just overtype the drive letter and choose a backup folder name. If the folder does not exist, it will be created.

    Also choose the option to "Add date to backup file name".

    Every day when you run Backup or close Quicken, an additional backup file is created. Without the Add 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 to run to save the changes made on the screen.

    Of course, once in a while you will have to go in and delete some of the oldest backup files, at your discretion, to avoid filling up your USB device.

    One can never have enough backups of a Quicken data file. BTDTGTS!

  • Georgiann
    Georgiann Member ✭✭
    Thanks, UKR! I now have an automatic b/u after each time I run Quicken and a manual b/u to an external device w/my usual every-5-runs of Quicken. It's good advice and I'm happy to apply it. Thanks!
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