is there a way to delete attachments to transactions in bulk

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GREGS10303
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hi everyone,
one of my quicken files, i use for legal as well as financial purposes. i have literally hundreds of transactions each year that i attach a copy of the receipt for. in the last 4 years, that quicken file has grown to nearly 1MB. what i want to do now is to delete the attachments from the first three years without deleting the transactions themselves. is there a way to do this?
thanks for any assistance you can give me.

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    !MB isn't very large, did you typo and mean 1GB?

    The only mass removal of attachments is all or nothing and that is done using the File Copy process on the File menu.

    Regarding keeping your receipts in Quicken, most of the regulars here on the forum discourage it for the very reason that you have at the moment with file size and the inability to do anything with them in mass. Keeping scanned receipts is a great idea, but I would find a scheme using some sort of folder structure to store them elsewnere on your computer.

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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
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    You can get rid of them in mass, but it is all or none. If you make a copy/template file the is a checkbox to include/exclude the attachments from the copy. Note that the copy will have all the online services disabled.

    File → Copy or Backup File → Create a copy or template

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