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Maximum File Size

What is the maximum recommended file size for Quicken for Windows.
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  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Size or Capacity Limitations of a Quicken Data File

    There isn't really a file size limit.
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    The size of the file really isn't the important part, it is the number of transactions and other stuff.  You could be a user that stores attachments with your transactions and the overall size of the file would get HUGE but not have anywhere near the limitations cited in the article referenced by @Greg_the_Geek
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  • Do you know what the maximum number of transactions would be and how to check that?

    My file size is almost 1GB with 8 years worth of data.
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2019
    Do you know what the maximum number of transactions would be and how to check that?

    My file size is almost 1GB with 8 years worth of data.
    There is no maximum number of transactions.  From within Quicken, press Ctrl  and select Help > About Quicken

    Have you been saving attachments in the data file?
  • Here is a copy of my data. Am I ok with the file or do I need to reduce it.

    Quicken Premier R23

    File Information
    Size of QDF file: 91568K
    Accounts: 27
    Categories: 565
    Memorized Payees: 326
    Securities/Max ref: 24/24
    Transactions: 13666

    -System Resources
    Available memory: 2097151K
    Total memory: 2097151K
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    You may be a little high on the number of categories, but if you really need that many, go right ahead. That should not be a problem.
    You did not answer the question about "do you attach scanned document images to your transactions or accounts?" Your QDF is only about 90 MB, much less of your quoted 1 GB total file size. So, is the difference between 90 MB and 1 GB made up of attachments?
    Bottom line, IMHO:
    You're nowhere near any file size limitations.
    To be on the safe side, I recommend running the file validation procedure outlined in Step (2) of Troubleshooting 101 - Fixing Software Installation and Data File Problems to see if that results in a significant reduction in file size.

  • Thanks for your quick replies. There are no attachments in my file.
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