Reduce Size of QDF File

Any ideas/suggestions on how to reduce the size of my quicken file (152,000KB) I create a new file each year and so i only have banking info from mid Dec. But i think its the investments that are making it so large. Trouble is i don't want to do anything that will mess up my price history and valuation.

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  • Frankx
    Frankx SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @Henry112 ,

    You may want to look at the information on file size located at this LINK.  Generally the file size itself (ie. KB's) is not a problem for Quicken.  And while you may decide to limit the number of years of data you maintain in the datafile, limitations with respect to transactions, saved reports/graphs are only limited by the size of your hard drive.

    Let me know if you have any followups.

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  • Chris_QPW
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    Are you including attachments?
    That is what usually causes data files to be really big quickly.

    If it really is the investment transactions you must have a massive amount of them.
    If you have a ton of securities and are getting prices for them all that can increase it pretty quickly too.
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  • Ps56k2
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    Henry112 said:
    Any ideas/suggestions on how to reduce the size of my quicken file (152,000KB) I create a new file each year and so i only have banking info from mid Dec. But i think its the investments that are making it so large. Trouble is i don't want to do anything that will mess up my price history and valuation.
    Not sure why people want to trim the size of their QDF file - it really doesn't matter....
    And it's nice to have all your historical data in one place.  Our file is 165k and has all my financial data since.. forever.
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  • Chris_QPW
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    Note the reason I think that @Henry112's data file is large is because it is 152MB, but has less than a year's worth of data in it.  Mine is 146MB with data going back to 1996 (no attachments).
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