Exiting Quicken should create Backup file - instead it creates a CopyFile ? (edit)

When I back up my Quicken file at closing, it backs up as "CopyFile..." Should I be backing it up as some other name? Does it matter just as long as I know what my latest backup is?



  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    What version are you on? It should backup with the same file name and .qdf-backup as the extension. Is your data file named as CopyFile?

    I'm staying on Quicken 2013 Premier for Windows.

  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I back up my Quicken file at closing, it backs up as "CopyFile..."

    What version …. Help —> About Quicken

    Are you manually doing this with the Quicken command …. File —> Copy or Backup —> (x) Create Complete Backup
    OR…. are you selecting the —> (x) Create a Copy or Template ?

    QWin - R54.16 - Win10

  • alohafrilovesSMG
    alohafrilovesSMG Member ✭✭
    edited May 2023

    I have version R49.29 for Windows 11.

    I'm just xing out of the program and it has me save it. It saves it as a Copyfile.

  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2023

    What is the full filename of that file ?

    When exiting - Quicken will create an Auto Backup file, based upon your Quicken Preferences,
    and/or it will also prompt you to create a manual backup file and display the File Backup menu -

    Even when Quicken creates a "copy" via the —> File —> Copy or Backup —> it does not create that 'CopyFile" naming syntax


    Are you running any cloud backup services - DropBox, OneDrive, etc

    QWin - R54.16 - Win10

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