How to change qdf file with "type"backup to qdf

littlm3 Member
Hi - I had trouble reconciling in quicken so I chose an older manual backup file and now want to change the 'type" of file from backup to a regular qdf file again. Cannot find in windows explorer how to change the "type" from "quicken qdf backup data file"
Using Quicken Premier Version R46.12 windows 10


  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can change the name in Windows explorer and change the extension from .qdf-backup to just .qdf.  Right click on the name and edit it.  Is Windows Explorer set to show the Extensions?  

    I'm staying on Quicken 2013 Premier for Windows.

  • littlm3
    littlm3 Member
    Volvogirl - You are the best!!! I did not have the extension's showing...thanks for setting me straight:)
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just don't forget to also move the renamed file from the backup folder into the folder for "live" QDF files, typically \Documents\Quicken
    BTW, the process to do that using Quicken would be called Restore a Backup File and can be found under the File Menu.
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