Quicken mobile & web info

I have been using quicken since the DOS version and have always kept the .QDF file on my hard drive and back it up to a cloud service periodically.

I'm confused about using mobile & web. Does it simply sync some of the QDF file to the cloud or will the whole file be converted or copied to the quicken cloud and accessed going forward from there? I would like to keep the QDF file on my hard drive, but would like to also check out mobile quicken.

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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Right.  It is only syncs some of the data not the whole data file.it is not a backup. You should always keep your data file on your computer.  And you should be backing up regularly and frequently to an external backup like a flash drive, etc.
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you haven't already, you may want to review: https://www.quicken.com/support/what-quicken-cloud
  • Mary T
    Mary T Member ✭✭
    > @Sherlock said:
    > If you haven't already, you may want to review: https://www.quicken.com/support/what-quicken-cloud

    Very helpful. Thank you!
  • Mary T
    Mary T Member ✭✭
    > @volvogirl said:
    > Right.  It is only syncs some of the data not the whole data file.it is not a backup. You should always keep your data file on your computer.  And you should be backing up regularly and frequently to an external backup like a flash drive, etc.

    Thank you. I do back up the data file to my hard drive, a portable drive, AND a flash drive. Once a month I copy the QDF file to a cloud service. My life is on that file :)

    I may give it a try.