Should I archive my Quicken files?

Judy February 4, 2011
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I have a Quicken file that goes back 6 years. Every time I open, close, or backup, all that data is dealt with and risks corruption. Do you recommend archiving older than 1 year every few years or copying and using just the current year? Any reasons NOT to do this?

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  1. Anonymous
    February 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Try to find out which one is doing this

    ) Export every account to QIF
    2) Import each account to a separate file.
    3) Check each file
    4) Test each file (do a 'download quotes' to see corrupted accounts ).

    Do backup of all the accounts independently, and
    made a copy of each with Quickens copy utility. then you can find corrupted one.

  2. Mike
    February 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I would mix it up ~ like you do for all important data.
    Keep one year back, archive everything before 2010, backup weekly/monthly depending on your needs and how easy it is to do.