Very Large Register, How Can I Clean it up ?

20aussies Member
I started using Quicken in 2005 so my register is very long and large. Is there a way to archive and/or remove a lot of the older records without effecting the account reconciliation balance ? Thanks in advance.


  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Why? It is not necessary. You can sort and filter if you don't want to see as much. My file has over 54K transactions. It's not a problem and very useful to be able to search way back when something comes up.
    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    @20aussies I agree with @RickO; I have early 70,000 transactions going back to 1993.

    But to answer your question directly: no, there is no way in Quicken Mac to automatically purge data before a specified date. You can do it manually, but it can be a real mess to get all your account balances correct.

    If you'd like some more information about this history of this issue, you can read this post I wrote a few months ago about why archiving data is not a feature in Quicken Mac and whether or why it might be added in the future. 
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
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