Creating data files from large, single data file

Have a large data file (QDF) in Quicken for windows that I've never subdivided (goes back to 2013 or so.) Because it's so large it now floods my RAM. Wish to know if there's a way to break his large file into smaller (say annual) ones. Tips?


  • Thomas Gormley
    I'm not very literate in jargon, so explanations need to be fairly simplistic. Thanks.
  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Unless you are a day trader in the stock market, a six year data file is not considered large. You will need to explain what you mean "floods my RAM"? If you meet the system requirements for installing Quicken, you should not have any issues.
    Performing year end copies is strongly discouraged.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Please click HELP, and hold down the CTRL key while you click About Quicken.
    What's reported there?  If you can take a screenshiot, post it here using the "paper with a folded corner" icon above.

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

  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    what is the basic file size as seen in Windows...
    my Quicken QDF file is about 150 MB -
    and I run a laptop with 4GB of memory, and it's no problem...

    QWin - R54.16 - Win10

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