Unknown backup file --- QData-R-34.24-2021-09-03.QDF-backup

kpherzog
kpherzog Member ✭✭
I have a dozen files in my backup folder with this name format:
QData-R-34.24-2021-09-03.QDF-backup

These are in addition to the "normal" file name format:
QData-2022-01-19.PM03.55.QDF-backup

What are these -R- files?

Answers

  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Those are automatic backups created when you are about to update to a newer release of Quicken. Your example is a file backed up just before Quicken offered to update to R34.24 (whether you accepted the offer or not).
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • q_lurker
    q_lurker SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I thought it was a backup of a file using the R34.24 version before (possibly) upgrading to a newer Release - 
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    You are correct, sir. Apologies for the off-by-one error.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • q_lurker
    q_lurker SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    You are correct, sir. Apologies for the off-by-one error.
    Just trying to avoid head shaking by others. Apology accepted but not expected nor necessary. 
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Everyone else has explained why they are showing up, so I'll tell you that until you really do update from R34.24, it is safe to delete them and save some space.  When you do finally update, you should save that one for a short while in case you need to revert back to R34.24.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • kpherzog
    kpherzog Member ✭✭
    Thanks all.
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