Auto-Backup copies are more than defined in Preferences

Ps56k2
Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
Running Q2019 - R15.18 - Win10

Just noticed that the number of auto-backup files being created is more than what is specified in the Quicken --> Edit --> Preferences
Also noticed more than one auto-backup during a software upgrade,
along with extra auto-backups during the software upgrade.
Have not manually deleted any of these files,
as I wanted to see how high it would go - as to what number.





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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    I remember this was discussed not too long ago, for both Q Win and Q Mac. I'm still waiting for the Quicken programmers to fix this problem.
  • Dan Glynhampton
    Dan Glynhampton SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    UKR said:

    I remember this was discussed not too long ago, for both Q Win and Q Mac. I'm still waiting for the Quicken programmers to fix this problem.

    Here’s the previous thread for Mac:


    https://getsatisfaction.com/quickenco...


    And here’s the Windows one:


    https://getsatisfaction.com/quickenco...
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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    UKR said:

    I remember this was discussed not too long ago, for both Q Win and Q Mac. I'm still waiting for the Quicken programmers to fix this problem.

    tnx for the link.... sorry I didn't find it when searching prior to my posting
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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Is it possible that the introduction of the Auto-Backup files created at patch installation, with their different name structure, makes the process fail which counts the number of existing backup files and then deletes excess backups?
    I now have a total of 50 backup files, with a setting of 35 in Preferences / Backup.



  • Dan Glynhampton
    Dan Glynhampton SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    UKR said:

    I remember this was discussed not too long ago, for both Q Win and Q Mac. I'm still waiting for the Quicken programmers to fix this problem.

    No worries, the search capability on Get Satisfaction is somewhat sub-optimal (to put it politely) so it’s no surprise you didn’t turn up the threads.
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  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited November 2018
    the program is not working as advertised.  once a month i just delete the excess backups.   if i were brave I wouldn't manually delete the excess to  see if the number stops at 99, supposedly the max.

  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Just to followup - W10 - Q2019 - R15.18
    As I displayed above - all of my settings are at ---> 5
    I have not manually deleted any of the backup files.
    They are now showing a static count of ---> 12
    --> still holding at 12, (even though Prefs are at '5') and rolling off older backup files.

    The other little tidbit is that the auto-backup files from the Updates have also rolled off.

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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Tried another touch - went into the --> Edit --> Prefs --> Backup -->
    and reset each number from 5 to 4 - and clicked OK.
    Thought maybe it might trigger proper counting.

    Have gone thru a couple of end of program auto-backup copies.

    NOPE - STILL HAVE 12 COPIES - and the older ones roll off, and newer ones get added.

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  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Problem still here - August 2019 - Win10 - Q2019 R21.16 -
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  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Works fine on Quicken 2017.
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