when backing up, in the save as box my software automatically includes the date.... How do I elimina

awolf225 Member
When I initially set up Quicken, I opted to have the date included in the filename. I would rather add dates manually


  • Jon
    Jon SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    I don't think there's any way to change the file name used for backups. I don't even see a hidden setting for that in the preferences file so I don't think you ever did have any choice about the name used for backups, only the location.

    Quicken Mac subscription. Quicken user since 1990.

  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    The only way I know of to manually add a date to a backup file is to edit the file name after the backup file has been created.

    (QW Premier Subscription: R51.12 on Windows 11)

  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    There's a not-too-expensive third party tool called Hazel that will monitor a folder for new files added and do all kinds of manipulations to its file name, location, etc. Comes in very handy. You could set it up to automatically adjust the file name to your liking. Useful for other things too. I use it, for example, to automatically move statements that download into my Downloads folder to their proper archive folder on my Mac. I currently have 25+ rules set up for these. Something you may want to look into.

    (I have no relationship with Hazel other than being a user.)
    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s
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