What is best option for purging old data. My file is getting too large. Should I just start a new fi

What is best option for purging old data. My file is getting too large. Should I just start a new file.

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  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
    Accepted Answer
    Hello @cruise288,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Community with your question.

    Please follow the steps below in order to shrink your data file.
    1. Navigate to the File menu
    2. Select File Operations
    3. Copy...
    4. Enter the desired date range you wish to move forward with and click OK
    5. Wait for the copy procedure to complete
    6. Select New Copy and click OK                                                                              

    I hope this helps!
    -Quicken Anja
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
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    Yes, with no attachments, that is on the big size.
    I just hate to see someone remove history from their current file since you will now have to look in two files to find something and keep both files readable by Quicken, so be sure to open the older file every once in awhile to keep it fresh.
    You will also want to go into it immediately and delete all of the reminders so that when you do open the file in the future, they won't fire off and pollute your file with "new" transactions.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
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Answers

  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
    Accepted Answer
    Hello @cruise288,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Community with your question.

    Please follow the steps below in order to shrink your data file.
    1. Navigate to the File menu
    2. Select File Operations
    3. Copy...
    4. Enter the desired date range you wish to move forward with and click OK
    5. Wait for the copy procedure to complete
    6. Select New Copy and click OK                                                                              

    I hope this helps!
    -Quicken Anja
  • cruise288
    cruise288 Member
    Thank You. This helped.
  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
    @cruise288 Thanks for the update! I'm glad to hear this worked for you. :)
    -Quicken Anja
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    What do you consider too large?  Do you store attachments in it?
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • cruise288
    cruise288 Member
    300MB. No attachments
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Yes, with no attachments, that is on the big size.
    I just hate to see someone remove history from their current file since you will now have to look in two files to find something and keep both files readable by Quicken, so be sure to open the older file every once in awhile to keep it fresh.
    You will also want to go into it immediately and delete all of the reminders so that when you do open the file in the future, they won't fire off and pollute your file with "new" transactions.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • cruise288
    cruise288 Member
    Good point on the reminders. I didn't think about that.