unable to open backup file on local drive to set up new computer

AmyAM Member
Setting up new Windows 11 computer; backup is on the local drive; error message says 'unable to open' file.


  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are you getting this message during a backup?  Or when?
    Are you using Dropbox, OneDrive, etc to backup your Q data file?
    And, what's the EXACT wording of the message?
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
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  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would suggest changing the extension of the backup file from .QDF-backup to .QDF and opening directly in Quicken instead of restoring.
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10
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