How do i properly backup quicken files prior to reformatting my computer?

to resolve a problem with my camera, i need to reinstall my computer. the tech working on this with me said that the quicken files will not be retreivable (even if backed up the normal way) unless they are backed up in a special way. how do i do that?

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    If the tech is reformatting the disk, you should save the data files and data file backups you want to preserve to another device (for example, a USB drive) you will be able to access later.  

    If the Windows OS is being reinstalled, you will also need to reinstall Quicken: https://www.quicken.com/support/how-do-i-download-quicken-quickencom-after-i-buy-it
  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @garyshelly ,

    See this procedure: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7844658/installing-reinstalling-windows-quicken-subscription-editions

    You can back up your Quicken Data Files, by doing a Manual Backup and placing the Manual Backup on an external Device, like a Mapped Hard Drive, USB Thumb drive, My Book external Hard Drive, Drop box or One Drive.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R40.21  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32-Bit Build 19044.1706                   
                       Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19044-1706 Lost Windows 11.
                      also  Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19044.1645
    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    If the tech is reformatting the disk, you should save the data files and data file backups you want to preserve to another device (for example, a USB drive) you will be able to access later.  

    If the Windows OS is being reinstalled, you will also need to reinstall Quicken: https://www.quicken.com/support/how-do-i-download-quicken-quickencom-after-i-buy-it
  • garyshelly
    garyshelly Member ✭✭
    Do I need to back the quicken files up in any special way?
  • garyshelly
    garyshelly Member ✭✭
    Disregard my follow up question. You already answered it. Thank you Sherlock!

    Have a great weekend!
  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @garyshelly ,

    See this procedure: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7844658/installing-reinstalling-windows-quicken-subscription-editions

    You can back up your Quicken Data Files, by doing a Manual Backup and placing the Manual Backup on an external Device, like a Mapped Hard Drive, USB Thumb drive, My Book external Hard Drive, Drop box or One Drive.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R40.21  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32-Bit Build 19044.1706                   
                       Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19044-1706 Lost Windows 11.
                      also  Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19044.1645
    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

  • garyshelly
    garyshelly Member ✭✭
    Thank you @thecreator ! I already backup to a separate drive. As long as those backed up files will be retrievable by quicken after it is reinstalled I should be good.
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