How do you set a back up file

I need to know how to set a back up for my Quicken 2019?

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  • Raymond M Baker Jr
    Okay, but what should the file syntax look like when you set the Backup?
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2019
    What do you mean by "file syntax"?  A Q backup is an exact duplicate of the file that you're backing up ...with out regard to whether the backup is manual or automatic.
    And why did you reject my prior reply which EXACTLY answered the question that you actually asked.

    Q user since February, 1990. DOS Version 4
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Business & Personal
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP

  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are 2 kinds of Backups in Quicken, Manual and Automatic.  For Manual Backups you can tell it where to put the backup file and if you want to add the current date to the end of the name or to overwrite any existing backup file.  If you add the date to the end of the name over time you will end up with a lot of files.  

    In addition to any manual backups you make, Quicken makes an automatic backup after so many times (which you can set). Quicken makes all automatic backups to a folder named "BACKUP" in the same folder where your Quicken data resides.

    Your data is kept in a file ending in .qdf. So look for files that might have .qdf or .qdf-backup in them.  Starting with the 2010 version they added "-backup" to the file extension.

    To do a manual backup go to FILE - Backup and Restore -  Backup or do Ctrl+B.  Or I put a backup icon on my  toolbar.

    How to Backup or Restore Quicken Data Files…….

    I'm staying on Quicken 2013 Premier for Windows.

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