CTRL+B no longer working

jojopotato23 Member

CTRL+B is no longer an option in Version R51.10 Build Windows 11 Enterprise Quicken Deluxe


  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    Uhhh, no. I'm on the same release, R 51.10 and CTRL-B to start a Backup, even though not explicitly listed in the File menu still works for me, bringing up the Backup Menu popup as soon as I press it.

    If I may suggest …

    I recommend you review your backup settings in Quicken to ensure that you create a backup every single time you close Quicken. That minimizes the number of lost changes since the last backup, should you have to restore your data file again.

    How to properly set up Quicken Backup
    How to make Quicken create a backup for you automatically every time you close Quicken
    What Quicken backups are available where?

    For the sake of this discussion it is assumed that your Quicken data file is located in the Default (and recommended) place: C:\Users\username\Documents\Quicken
    For this discussion it is also assumed that your Quicken data file is named, for example, QDATA.QDF

    Review the backup settings available in Quicken (under Edit / Preferences / Backup).
    In there you will find two types of backup: Automatic and Manual Backup.
    Automatic Backup should be enabled and by default goes to a \Backup folder that's part of the folder which contains your current Quicken data file, e.g. \Documents\Quicken\Backup. Set it to create a backup after running Quicken [1] times and to keep [9] (or more, your choice) backup copies.
    The file name for Automatic Backup files contains a date and time stamp as part of the file name, e.g. QDATA-2020-03-22.PM03.45.QDF-backup

    To create a Manual Backup copy of your Quicken data file on an external device (USB-hard drive or USB memory stick recommended), put a checkmark at "Manual Backup Reminder" to enable the function and set "Remind me after running Quicken [xx] times" to [1].
    Click OK to save the changes.
    From now on, when you close Quicken using the red X button, you will get a popup window.

    When you get this window for the first time, on some versions click the radio button for "Backup on my computer".
    Change the Backup File name's drive letter and path to point to your external device so that it looks something like this: E:\Quicken Backup\QDATA-2020-04-01.QDF-backup
    or use the Change button and work your way through the dialog.
    Do not change the filename portion! Just overtype the drive letter and choose a backup folder name. If the folder does not exist, it will be created.
    Also choose the option to "Add date to backup file name".
    Every day when you run Backup or close Quicken, an additional backup file is created. Without the Add Date option you only have 1 backup copy which is overwritten every day ... and that may prove bad in a problem recovery situation.
    Allow this backup to run to save the changes made on the screen.

    Of course, once in a while you will have to go in and delete some of the oldest backup files, at your discretion, to avoid filling up your USB device.

    One can never have enough backups of a Quicken data file. BTDTGTS to prove it!

  • kris111
    kris111 Member ✭✭

    I am on R51.12, build and CTRL-B no longer works for me.

    This is a HUGE step BACKWARDS for Quicken. It's bad enough with its known data issues but to remove a shortcut that is so important is insane. Why would Quicken even think about doing this?

    If there was a hint of an alternative, I would switch. But Quicken has a monopoly on the market and there is no other choice.

  • Pedro504
    Pedro504 Member ✭✭✭

    Ctrl B is working for me, running Quicken on Windows 10 Pro 22H2

    You Don't Have to Have a Point, To Have A Point

  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    Where exactly are you in Quicken, on what dialog, function or feature, when you feel the need to press CTRL-B?
    If there are popup windows open with data entry dialogs or customization options … that may not be the time to CTRL-B

    Remember that you can configure Quicken to automatically create a backup as you close Quicken. (See my earlier comment above)

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