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ofx/qfx file names: is there a maximum length?

Is there a limit to the length of the file name, such that after that limit it is "too long to be imported into quickbooks"?

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    You should try asking this in the QB forum.  This forum is exclusively for Quicken.

    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Thank you @NotACPA

    I made an unfortunate typo, I meant to ask about Quicken
  • Thank you for the help @thecreator
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    For Example: Julian 2020.qdf
    And when you do a Manual Backup with Add Date function:
    Z:\Quicken Backup\Julian 2020-2020-01-14.QDF-backup

    I would suggest that the file names AND the sub-dir path NOT have any spaces.
    Quicken gets weird sometimes....
    No space Example: Julian-2020.qdf

    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10
  • thecreator
    thecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @ps56k ,

    Microsoft fixed the problem. Used to be a problem, but no longer.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R32.12  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.6 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 21376.1
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19042.928

    Note: Holding Down the Left Shift Key or Left Ctrl Key produces Window with Quicken 2019 in the Title Bar when click About Quicken,

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

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