Can I delete all of old backup files and just keep the current one
edited January 2022 in File Conversion and Backup (Windows)
I have many old Quicken backup files on my computer do I need to keep them?
We may delete any backup files we do not want to keep. I use Duplicati to maintain three months of encrypted daily backups that include my Quicken data file backups on GoogleDrive.
Quicken data files are fragile and subject to corruption. The remedy is often to restore a backup. Sometimes people have to restore older and older backups until they find an uncorrupted one.If having many backups on your PC's disk drive is annoying you, I'd suggest moving them onto an external drive just in case you ever find you need one.Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription (US) on Win10 Pro.0
Each backup is a complete copy of your Q data file as of the time of the backup.So you don't need to keep all of them.HOWEVER, data corruption can lurk undetected for a while before your copy of Q crashed due to data corruption.So, it's your call how many you want to keep. Daily backups for a week or two, preceded by weekly backups, preceded by monthly backups has been previously suggested.NOTE that you can also backup to a USB (thumb) drive or such, so that if your computer gets trashed you still have your backup files stored separately.Q user since DOS version 5
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I was told today by Quicken support that due to a file structure change (FBS to FBP) Quicken backups prior to 12/17/21 cannot be used any longer. If true, that's a pretty drastic change to make without informing users.0
GregHT said:I was told today by Quicken support that due to a file structure change (FBS to FBP) Quicken backups prior to 12/17/21 cannot be used any longer. If true, that's a pretty drastic change to make without informing users.
Are you sure you spoke to Quicken Support?0
I did not ask Quicken that question, I have no idea where that came from0
bbroke said:I have many old Quicken backup files on my computer do I need to keep them?Hi @bbroke ,If you have multiple backup years, instead of keeping all transactions in a single file, I would copy the Backups onto USB Drives for safe keeping.Also, every time you get an update, the update does a Manual Backup into a Backup Folder of your Data File Folder. Those Backups can be deleted, if you have Manual Backups off of the computer's Internal Hard Drive.thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R46.12 (HF1) USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USAWindows 10 Pro 32-Bit Build 19045.2486
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