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Work with Copies of your Actual Quicken Data Files

Hi All,

No Posts, No Warnings, No Nothing.

No one gives the Customer a chance to fix problems easily, because they don't tell the posted how to avoid problems.

The Solution is very simple. Work with a Copy of your Actual Quicken Data File.

What do I mean? I mean when your Quicken Data File is working correctly, do a Manual Backup of your Data File. Don't rely on Automatic Backups, because there is a limit to the space of Automatic Backups. It is a Sub-folder of your Quicken Data Folder.

When you do Manual Backups, place them on an external source, like a Mapped Hard Drive or an USB Hard Drive.

With doing Manual Backups, your Actual Quicken Data File, is merely a copy of your Manual Backup File.

What happens when a Patch installation, makes the Quicken Data File, unusable or wipes out the Password Vault? Don't panic. Simply close Quicken, Restart the computer. Open Quicken and restore your Manual Backup and go on with life. That simple.

If your Hard Drive crashes, don't worry. Simply reinstall your operating system or restore an image of your operating system. Then restore your Quicken Data File.

If you do Manual Backups after major changes or daily, you lost nothing.

Questions?
thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R29.12 USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.5 USA
                   Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 20221.1000
also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19041.508

View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

Comments

  • Roger MRoger M Member ✭✭✭✭
    Good points. I have 99 (maximum allowed) automatic backups in my Quicken Backup folder. In addition, I do a manual backup to an external HD and to Dropbox after every session.
    I'm covered. And these backups have been useful.
    Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription **** Windows 10 Home *** Quicken user since 1996
  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @""Roger M" ,

    Thanks for the post. Many Posters / Users don't know the difference. Or how to do Manual Backups.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R29.12 USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.5 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 20221.1000
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19041.508

    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

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