renaming/moving file

A few months back I ran into a problem and worked with Q. Support to correct it. In the end, the 'correction' was to go back to a previous backup file. The tech left it at that, so ever since I've been working with 'C:\users\<myname>\Documents\Quicken\BACKUP\3<originalname>-2020-02-12.AM08.03.QDF'. (Names in brackets are redacted from real names) I'd like to get it back to simply 'C:\users\<myname>\Documents\Quicken\<originalname>.QDF. I tried simply copying and renaming it, but when I tried to open it, Q complained. Looking at the other files in the directory, with their timestamps, it appears there are two ancillary files that are kept in sync with the main qdf file: an <name>FXLOG.DAT and '<name>._SyncLog.dat'.

Can someone advise on the proper method to get me back to <originalname>, in the correct directory?

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2020 Accepted Answer
    There are many proper methods.  I suggest you use File > Save a copy as....


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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Q complained." What exactly was its complaint?
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2020 Accepted Answer
    There are many proper methods.  I suggest you use File > Save a copy as....


  • stuckyville
    stuckyville Member ✭✭
    "save copy as" did the trick. thanks.
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