Is there a size limit to Quicken datafiles?

I've been using the same datafile for 31 years, believe it or not, and the file size is now about 150MB. I had some problems with file corruption that I was able to resolve by restoring a backup datafile, but Quicken Help told me that the corruption could have been caused by the file size. Is there a maximum size for a Quicken datafile?

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2021 Answer ✓
    File size does not cause corruption.  If you haven't already, you may want to review:
  • UserDavidC
    UserDavidC Member ✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓
    Have you recently done a Quicken file copy? This may reduce the file size but like @Sherlock says: file size is not really a problem for Quicken.

    Note that I am referring to a Quicken file copy (in Quicken: File -> File Operations -> Copy...) not a Windows copy.
    Quicken user since 1995.
    Current subscription user.
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    Please provide more details about your Quicken data file.

    I'd like to know if you have account registers where a single account is approaching or exceeding 16,000 transactions.

    What is the file size, in KB, as shown by Windows File Explorer?

    And I'd also like to see the "File Information" window  (See below)

    Is any cloud backup software (Dropbox, MS OneDrive, etc.) actively accessing your Quicken data file while Quicken is running?
    What is the complete path and file name of your Quicken data file  (e.g. C:\Users\username\Documents\Quicken\QDATA.QDF)?

    What version of Windows are you running?


    About file size and number of transactions:

    You can find out how many transactions you have in your data file by doing this:
    - Click Tools / Account List. This should tell you how many transactions you have in each of your accounts in an optional column, "# of Transactions".
    If this column is not shown in the Account List, click the Options button at the bottom of the Account List window, then click "Number of Transactions" to add the column.

    - File Information: Click Help in the Menu Bar. CTRL+click About Quicken and it'll give you a File Information box. Please capture an image snapshot of this File Information box and attach it here.
    The Windows Snipping Tool (available with Windows 7 and newer) can be used to capture a partial screen image and save it to a file of file type PNG, JPG, or GIF only.

    To attach the image here please review

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