Restore a Backup Without Overwriting Existing [edited]

How can i restore an old backup file or even open it up without replacing the existing backup?


  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
    edited March 30
    Hello @Cynthia Weaver,

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

    Please, refer to this support article, and scroll down until you see Quicken for Windows and open the blue dropdown section(s) titled Restore Quicken data and/or Restore an automatic backup for instructions on how to restore a backup.

    I hope this helps!
    -Quicken Anja
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    @Cynthia Weaver  I don't quite understand your question.
    Opening/Restoring a backup file NEVER impacts another backup file.
    Opening/Restoring a backup MIGHT overwrite your current Q data file ... but restoring that backup CAN be opened with another name .... thus leaving your current current Q data file intact.  Is that what you're really asking about?
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    FWIW, you can also change the backup file extension from .QDF-backup to .QDF and then open the file in Quicken. You need to enable File name extensions in File Explorer.
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10