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Is there a fix for a corrupt backup file?

I have 15years of data in a backup file


  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    OK, your backup is corrupt.  That probably means that your Q data file is corrupt also.
    Have you tried restoring from another backup, until you find one that isn't corrupt?
    Also, how did you determine that it's corrupt?
    And, what Q product are your running?  What BUILD of Q? This info can be found at HELP, About Quicken.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2020
    The fix for a corrupt backup is to restore from an older version until the corruption is resolved. There is no other recourse. Your posting makes it sound as if you have only one backup. You should have multiple backups, both system generated and manual.
    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 10 Pro version 20H2
  • I am running quicken XG 2004 the only other backup that isn't corrupt is 5 years older so 5 years worth of data lost. Anything els I can do?
  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Unless intentionally disabled, Quicken is making system backups when you exit the app. Have you looked for those system backups? Are you not making any manual backups?
    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 10 Pro version 20H2
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