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How do I fix a locked up backup in Quicken 2001?

I know Quicken 2001 Basic is no longer being supported and is far outdated. However, it still serves my purpose. That said, everything works fine except for when I try to backup the file. The backup hangs up (never starts) after I tell it to backup to the C drive or to an USB thumb drive and click ok. I have to use the Task Manager to abort it. It was working fine until I accidentally uninstalled it. I have reinstalled the software and have restored the data file from a previous backup. I have Windows 8.1, Quicken 2001 Release R 1. Everything is up-to-date with my software. Is there anyone out there that knows how to fix this? Copy works fine but backup doesn’t. No validation errors and permissions are set correctly.
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  • ShellMan
    ShellMan Member
    Accepted Answer
    Nothing worked so I copied the data file to a thumb drive and then I uninstalled Quicken, did a RegEdit from the run command. I searched for the word Quicken and deleted everything I could from the registry. Then I rebooted the computer. I then reinstalled Quicken and copy my backup back to the Quicken directory. Opened Quicken, tried the backup and everything worked.

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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    The first thing to do is update your QW2001 to Release 3. Get the patch file here: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/quickenpatches.html . Scroll all the way down to the bottom of that page.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Download/install the Quicken 2001 Deluxe R3 patch from http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/quickenpatches.html.
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10
  • ShellMan
    ShellMan Member
    Tried that but received an error message that says the ‘update will not work on your version of Quicken’.
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2020
    Yeah, it says it's for Deluxe. It was worth a try. Just do manual "backups" in Windows Explorer by manually copying your data files elsewhere. Make sure to close Quicken first and copy all the files of the same name with extensions such as .QDF, .IDX, .QEL, etc.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    @carmfiel, Please confirm the Q product and Version/Build that you're running by doing HELP, About Quicken.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • ShellMan
    ShellMan Member
    Guess I’ll have to do that for now.
    Thanks
  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2020

    Delete the Manual Backup and simply create a new Manual Backup file. Real simple.


    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R32.12  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 21354.1
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19042.867

    Note: Holding Down the Left Shift Key or Left Ctrl Key produces Window with Quicken 2019 in the Title Bar.

    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    NotACPA said:
    @carmfiel, Please confirm the Q product and Version/Build that you're running by doing HELP, About Quicken.

    Do it anyway.  Even if you rejected this previously.  It's info that will help us in diagnosing your issue.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • ShellMan
    ShellMan Member
    Quicken 2001 Basic Release R 1
  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭

    You should at least try to convert to the 2013 version since you don’t use any online services or download transactions now.  Then it should run on newer versions of Windows.  Starting in 2014 they instituted an ID password to get into your own data. I’m staying on 2013.


    2013 should run on Windows 10.  You can download 2013 for free (I think it's the Deluxe version) using this how to convert article.  It’s under Converting from Quicken 2004-2009.

    https://www.quicken.com/support/how-and-when-use-intermediate-version-convert-older-versions-quicken 


    If your version is 2003 or earlier you will need to first convert to 2004.  Then convert to 2013.  Read that whole article on converting.


    And FYI - If your Quicken was before 2010 you should have several files making up the data.


    The main data file ends in .QDF.  All Quicken versions prior to QW2010 store your data in a series of files all sharing the same filename but with different extensions like  - .QDF .IDX, .QEL, .QPH  and all 4 of those files were rolled into a single-file .QDF starting in 2010. 

  • ShellMan
    ShellMan Member
    Thanks. I’ll look into that.
  • ShellMan
    ShellMan Member
    Accepted Answer
    Nothing worked so I copied the data file to a thumb drive and then I uninstalled Quicken, did a RegEdit from the run command. I searched for the word Quicken and deleted everything I could from the registry. Then I rebooted the computer. I then reinstalled Quicken and copy my backup back to the Quicken directory. Opened Quicken, tried the backup and everything worked.
  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's good, but you never stated your operating system.

    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R32.12  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 21354.1
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19042.867

    Note: Holding Down the Left Shift Key or Left Ctrl Key produces Window with Quicken 2019 in the Title Bar.

    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

  • ShellMan
    ShellMan Member
    It was Windows 8.1
  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    How come you haven't bit the bullet, figuratively speaking, and upgraded to Windows 10?
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R32.12  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 21354.1
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19042.867

    Note: Holding Down the Left Shift Key or Left Ctrl Key produces Window with Quicken 2019 in the Title Bar.

    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

  • ShellMan
    ShellMan Member
    Don’t need to . Only use it for personal checking and savings. Don’t need all the bells and whistles.
  • ShellMan
    ShellMan Member
    Sorry was referring to Quicken 2001. Windows 8.1 gives me all I need.
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