Max File Size - New File?

I'm using the Windows subscription version on a Windows 10 laptop and my current file is almost 74MB. My data in that file is from 2018 through YTD.

I'd like to start a new file with the existing data going back to 1/1/22 to decrease the file size. Should I not really worry about this? If I want to move forward with a new file and retain my info back to 1/1/22, what's the best way to go about it?

Thanks!

Answers

  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Don't worry about it. There is no need to decrease the size. And someday you will wish you had your historical data in your current file.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you are saving attachments into your data file and you are worried about the file's size, I wouldn't to do it.  They bloat the size of your file and all of your backups.  Now it doesn't slow things down, it is just a lot of file space.  The other downside is that you can only get them out one at a time.  I'd create a folder structure separate from Quicken and save them in there with appropriate names to make them findable.
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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9
    As mentioned - it really is a better idea to just keep ALL your data - why would you delete any fiancial history ?
    And 74MB is nothing - you can see your Quicken data file stats here - ..... Help --> CTRL+About Quicken

    QWin Deluxe Subscription - Win10
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