MAC data file and backups

I just did a restore of my mac. the time machine wouldn't work. where would the default for the qdata flle be and what is new name sanitized data? Also, what is name on back ups so i can serach cloud for it


  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
    edited April 2020
    Hello @esko1954,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Community with your questions.

    The default location for Quicken master data files on the mac is in the hidden library. You can find this by following the pathway below--
    1. Open Finder
    2. Hold "Option" on your keyboard
    3. Click on the "Go" menu at the top of your screen (while holding "Option")
    4. Click "Library" in the dropdown menu (while holding "Option")
    5. Let go of the "Option" key
    6. Open "Application Support" folder
    7. Open "Quicken" folder
    8. Open "Documents" folder and this would be the default location
    In the "Quicken" folder you will also have a "Backups" folder where all backups and automatic backups are saved. The file extensions for Quicken master data files is ".quicken" and the file extension for Quicken backup files is ".quickenbackup".

    A sanitized file is a data file that removed personally identifiable information so you can comfortably share this file with the Quicken team to help track down issues (if that ever becomes necessary to do, that is).

    Hope this helps!

    -Quicken Anja
    -Quicken Anja
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