Move .DAT files out of Documents and into AppData

QWin clutters my Documents\Quicken folder with SyncLog.dat and OFXLOG.dat files.
I suggest placing these files in %APPDATA%\Quicken\Log with the other log files. My automatic backup process backs up my Documents folder but these .DAT files aren't worthy of backup.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Quicken\Log might the more appropriate place to put them.

    These are in fact the "scrambled" form of the Sync and OFX log files, and there is one of each per data file.  So these like the data file more belong to the user than they do to the "whole system".
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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Chris_QPW said:
    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Quicken\Log might the more appropriate place to put them.
    LOL. You should check to see where %APPDATA%\Quicken\Log really is.
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  • Chris_QPW
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    Oops!  For some reason I was thinking %APPDATA% was %ALLUSERSPROFILE%.
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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bumpitty bump.
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  • TTSguy
    TTSguy Member ✭✭✭✭
    Would help keep backup file list clean!
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    If they ever get to this one, it would be nice if they also took care of moving the other various log files and folders that show up where the data file is stored:

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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    GPUCache and LOG appear in the startup folder, which you can set in your shortcut icon. I use %APPDATA%\Quicken and that's where those two items appear.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    GPUCache and LOG appear in the startup folder, which you can set in your shortcut icon. I use %APPDATA%\Quicken and that's where those two items appear.
    I know, but they shouldn't be there.  There are proper places for such files, and neither the "startup folder" or "where the data file is", is the proper place.
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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Chris_QPW said:
    There are proper places for such files, and neither the "startup folder" or "where the data file is", is the proper place.
    Agreed.
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