how to clean my backup folder

How do I delete old backups

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just use Windows to delete them.  Each backup file is complete ... it's not just what since happened since the prior backup.
    BUT,  you should also develop a backup strategy ... because sometimes if there's a problem, it might well exist in the most recent backup(s) also.
    SO:
    • Backup before you make any major changes in Q (new accounts, closing accounts, combining accounts, large quantities of input).  Q itself will initiate a backup before any program updates.
    • KEEP at least a week's worth of backups.
    • KEEP weekly backups for a month or 2
    • KEEP monthly backups for a year or so.
    Backups are you friends. Make lots of them.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
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