Difference between "Save a copy as..." & "Back up Quicken File..."

Which is the better way to backup/save my Quicken files? is there a difference between when you would use either of these two options under the "File" menu: "Save a copy as..." and "Backup and Restore" --> "Back up Quicken File..."? Thanks
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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
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    Save Copy As will let you give your data file another name.  Like if you want to split it up like to give someone a copy.  So you will have 2 files.  

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    In my opinion, the better way of saving a manual backup from within Quicken is to use Ctrl + B.  The file produced has the .QDF-backup filetype suffix and is therefore treated as read-only and restorable by Quicken.  The file name and location is preserved for reuse and may be automatically date stamped.
  • MarkA
    MarkA Member
    Thanks for the response. That's what I use (Ctrl+B). I just wondered how that's different than "Save a copy as..."
  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
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    Save Copy As will let you give your data file another name.  Like if you want to split it up like to give someone a copy.  So you will have 2 files.  
  • MarkA
    MarkA Member
    AHA! That makes sense. Thank you. Stay safe. Stay well.
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