Should I do a Year End Copy, haven't done one since 2005
I never go back more than a year and then only for tax reporting. Then on the other hand I got plenty of disk space, but I am a bit OCD on keeping clean data and not lots of stuff I don't need. I do keep 5 years of tax forms and supporting documentation. So I thought I would change dates on year end copy screen. I changed only want transactions date to 1/1/2016, left archive file name to default. However noticed the heading "This archive data file will contain transactions up to and including:" was set at 12/31/2020. It is not a changeable field, but appears to be grayed out like it isn't used. I have good backups in case it go wrong. Just seems it would be cleaner to get rid of all that old data. I assume I could open the archive file if needed? If I run this, I would burn the archive to a DVD. Up until 2006 I use to do one every year, then for some reason stopped. Do most people do year end copies? It it valid to put in a date like 2016 for "only want transactions?
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