-=PCTechTalk=- Re: Quicken Backup

ok, there is a .QDF (Quicken Data File) file that is 1.44 MB, so that must
be the backup, which is a little too big for a floppy and is the reason I
wanted to save to a CD.  My current file is named Current, so if I restored
the backup and used a different name would that overwrite my Current file or
just make a copy with a different name?  My backup is named Peter Rabbit.
I'd really like to see it, but don't want to mess with my Current folder.
Maybe I should wait until after I do my taxes before I try this :o) ~Glo


----- Original Message ----- 
From: T. Hunt
To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 6:27 AM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: Quicken Backup


You probably won't be able to open the files.  But you should be able to
do a restore using the *.qdb files in the saved folder or on the CD.

BTW, just do a backup.  That should create a single *.qdb file.  That's
all that needs to be saved.  Then, if you reinstall or install on
another machine, just restore from the backed up *.qdb file.

(I think it's a *.qdb file, I may be wrong since it's been a while since
I used Quicken. But it should just be a single file.)

Tom

Glo wrote:
> Hello Tom, if you're here, I followed your instructions on making the
> Quicken Backup first to a folder on my desktop, then copied that folder to
a
> CD.  In trying to see if it worked, I checked the desktop folder and the
CD
> and they both said 'unable to open files', so I'm thinking maybe these
files
> can't be looked at unless they're restored, is that correct?  When I open
> the folder it shows that all the separate files that make up Quicken are
> there, but when I click on the data files it brings up a screen that wants
> you to open a new account, which I'm thinking w/b the restored  data (?).
> The CD does the same thing.  So when I see that everything is there as far
> as all the files go, do I just assume that it's a copy of my original
> Quicken data?  Or should I be able to see what's in there?  TIA ~Glo
>
>
>


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