Current Quicken file embedded date won't update with file changes

After restoring a Quicken file, the date embedded in the current file name won't change to the current date when I make changes to the file. For the backup file name to be accurate, I have to manually change the date on the backup file to the current date.

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  • GeoffG
    GeoffG SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2020
    File names with dates do not and never will update as you are suggesting. What you want to change when performing a backup is the date associated with the file, which is accomplished in the backup settings.

    Your data file should be static and ideally be named QDATA or such without any spaces or special characters.
    user since '92 | Quicken Windows Premier - Subscription | Windows 10 Pro version 21H1
  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @jdwgt62 ,

    See this FAQ:  https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7307115/add-your-quicken-information-to-your-posts-plus-how-you-are-connected-to-the-internet

    You haven't disclosed whether you are running Windows or MAC or anything else.

    As far as Restoring Manual Backups for Windows, unless you choose to overwrite your existing Quicken Data File, the Restored Quicken Data File, will contain the name of the file that was originally backed up and the Date when the file was backed up.

    You should never include the current date as part of the filename.

    For example: Judge.qdf or wife.qdf or Bob.qdf and even
    Creator's Quicken Data
    as a filename that Quicken named when I didn't enter one.

    You can use the apostrope in a filename.

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  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @GeoffG ,

    You can indeed include the Apostrope in a filename.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R35.31  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32-Bit Build 19043.1237
                       Windows 11 Pro 64-Bit Build 22000.184
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19043.1237

    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1