Restore backup to file with different name

Is there a way to restore a file named QDATA5A-2021-03-06.Before.Mobile.Sync to QDATA5? I keep thinking I'm doing it correctly but it keeps bringing up the dated file and the original is still corrupted. HELP!

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    There are many ways to rename a Quicken file.  One way is to exit Quicken and use Windows File Explorer.  Another is to select File > Save as copy as...
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Nancy said:
    So I can rename QDATA5 then rename my backup file QDATA5? I had thought about that but didn’t know if it would cause more problems.

    I don’t know about any other Quicken users, but every time I attempt to use the mobile app, it corrupts my file. Like it’s downloading from the cloud. Always old data. Today’s was 20+- items from 2017 thru 2020. I’ll never use it again.
    Correct.  We may rename and copy the Quicken files and it does not cause problems.

    Before restoring a Quicken file backup (or opening an earlier version of a Quicken file), I suggest deleting the Quicken Cloud dataset (aka cloud account) associated with the Quicken file.  Note: You need to open another Quicken file to delete the appropriate cloud account.  You may want to review: https://www.quicken.com/support/how-edit-or-delete-your-cloud-datasets-quicken-windows

    The other Quicken file needs to have a distinct file identifier so that we may delete the cloud account associated with the original Quicken file.  For example, you may create a new Quicken file (select File > New Quicken File...) without any accounts and enable sync in preferences so you may view and delete the cloud account associated with the original Quicken file. 

    This is necessary because when we open or restore an another version of the Quicken file with the same file identifier, Quicken is not resetting the cloud account appropriately at this time.  I hope they will let us know when they have addressed this issue but, for now, before opening another Quicken file that has the same file identifier embedded, delete the cloud account.  

    Note: Only File > New Quicken File... generates a distinct file identifier.  All other forms of creating a Quicken file, copy the embedded identifier from another file.

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    There are many ways to rename a Quicken file.  One way is to exit Quicken and use Windows File Explorer.  Another is to select File > Save as copy as...
  • Nancy
    Nancy Member ✭✭
    So I can rename QDATA5 then rename my backup file QDATA5? I had thought about that but didn’t know if it would cause more problems.

    I don’t know about any other Quicken users, but every time I attempt to use the mobile app, it corrupts my file. Like it’s downloading from the cloud. Always old data. Today’s was 20+- items from 2017 thru 2020. I’ll never use it again.
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Nancy said:
    So I can rename QDATA5 then rename my backup file QDATA5? I had thought about that but didn’t know if it would cause more problems.

    I don’t know about any other Quicken users, but every time I attempt to use the mobile app, it corrupts my file. Like it’s downloading from the cloud. Always old data. Today’s was 20+- items from 2017 thru 2020. I’ll never use it again.
    Correct.  We may rename and copy the Quicken files and it does not cause problems.

    Before restoring a Quicken file backup (or opening an earlier version of a Quicken file), I suggest deleting the Quicken Cloud dataset (aka cloud account) associated with the Quicken file.  Note: You need to open another Quicken file to delete the appropriate cloud account.  You may want to review: https://www.quicken.com/support/how-edit-or-delete-your-cloud-datasets-quicken-windows

    The other Quicken file needs to have a distinct file identifier so that we may delete the cloud account associated with the original Quicken file.  For example, you may create a new Quicken file (select File > New Quicken File...) without any accounts and enable sync in preferences so you may view and delete the cloud account associated with the original Quicken file. 

    This is necessary because when we open or restore an another version of the Quicken file with the same file identifier, Quicken is not resetting the cloud account appropriately at this time.  I hope they will let us know when they have addressed this issue but, for now, before opening another Quicken file that has the same file identifier embedded, delete the cloud account.  

    Note: Only File > New Quicken File... generates a distinct file identifier.  All other forms of creating a Quicken file, copy the embedded identifier from another file.

  • Nancy
    Nancy Member ✭✭
    I'm back in sync, cleaned up the cloud files but will still never use it again. Thanks for your help!
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