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Mindy
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      04-17-2008, 09:34 PM
WinXP 2 Media Center...Quicken 2000

I just reformatted my computer....backed up the Quicken files to a zip
drive, second HD and even copied the whole Quicken file off C/Programs
before zeroing the drive....now when I reinstalled the software and use the
backed up files I get everything back up to 2006....from there to last weeks
date is not shown or to be found....I am at wits end and my other is about
to shot me for losing our financial info.....I let her do the backing up but
what does that matter....in worst case scenario, can I somehow use the copy
of the Quicken fold I backed up...any help would be really appreciated..


 
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      04-17-2008, 10:08 PM
Since all of the transaction data stored in Quicken is in a single
file, frequently named QDATA.QDF, AND since you're missing recent
data ... the implication is that after you re-installed Q you either
restored from an OLD data file, or you in some other manner opened an
OLD data file.

Try restoring (NOT opening) from the zip drive. Try restoring from
the second HD, etc.

Keep looking, in the various places where you put the info, for files
with a QDF extension ... all indications are that you've just got the
wrong one.

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      04-18-2008, 10:01 AM
danbrown wrote:
> Since all of the transaction data stored in Quicken is in a single
> file, frequently named QDATA.QDF, AND since you're missing recent
> data ... the implication is that after you re-installed Q you either
> restored from an OLD data file, or you in some other manner opened an
> OLD data file.
>
> Try restoring (NOT opening) from the zip drive. Try restoring from
> the second HD, etc.
>
> Keep looking, in the various places where you put the info, for files
> with a QDF extension ... all indications are that you've just got the
> wrong one.
>
> db


Dan - I think that the OP needs to restore the complete fileset taken at the
time of the backup, not just the .QDF file. Admittedly, some of the others
in the same fileset (like the .qph's) might not be needed, but perhaps .idx
is an important file (the index file). Depending on how they program Q, the
index file might be critical and can't be rebuilt.

My point is that when the OP finds his latest .qdf file, he should consider
copying over the entire fileset at the time he took his backups.

Just a thought.

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John Pollard
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      04-18-2008, 12:17 PM
Andrew wrote:
> danbrown wrote:
>> Since all of the transaction data stored in Quicken is in a
>> single
>> file, frequently named QDATA.QDF, AND since you're missing
>> recent
>> data ... the implication is that after you re-installed Q you
>> either
>> restored from an OLD data file, or you in some other manner
>> opened an
>> OLD data file.
>>
>> Try restoring (NOT opening) from the zip drive. Try
>> restoring from
>> the second HD, etc.
>>
>> Keep looking, in the various places where you put the info,
>> for files
>> with a QDF extension ... all indications are that you've just
>> got the
>> wrong one.
>>
>> db

>
> Dan - I think that the OP needs to restore the complete
> fileset taken
> at the time of the backup, not just the .QDF file.


> Admittedly, some
> of the others in the same fileset (like the .qph's) might not
> be
> needed,


The QPH file is the price history file; if one has prices older
than 5 years, or prices for securities not downloadable via
Quicken quote downloads, then the price history can be fairly
important.

> but perhaps .idx is an important file (the index file).
> Depending on how they program Q, the index file might be
> critical and
> can't be rebuilt.


The index file is totally unnecessary; if not present, Quicken
rebuilds it.

> My point is that when the OP finds his latest .qdf file, he
> should
> consider copying over the entire fileset at the time he took
> his
> backups.


Basically, I agree.

But the QDF file contains the most important, and hardest to
reconstruct, data. If you were only going to have one file out
of the fileset, the QDF file is the one to have.

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      04-18-2008, 12:18 PM
John Pollard wrote:

> The QPH file is the price history file; if one has prices
> older
> than 5 years, or prices for securities not downloadable via
> Quicken quote downloads, then the price history can be fairly
> important.


I meant to add that there is no QPH file for Q2000 (so the op
shouldn't be worried at not finding one); that came along later
.... either Q2001 or Q2002.

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      04-18-2008, 12:50 PM

"John Pollard" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> John Pollard wrote:
>
> > The QPH file is the price history file; if one has prices
> > older
> > than 5 years, or prices for securities not downloadable via
> > Quicken quote downloads, then the price history can be fairly
> > important.

>
> I meant to add that there is no QPH file for Q2000 (so the op
> shouldn't be worried at not finding one); that came along later
> ... either Q2001 or Q2002.


I suggest you run a File>Validate on a copy of your data file. Also, a
Super Validate function (hold down shift while clicking on the command).
This function should pick up the pieces and make a useable fileset out of
them, but it can't do magic. For instance if you turned off your computer
while a file was being saved, it's not going to invent missing data.


 
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      04-18-2008, 04:57 PM
NOTHING that I wrote said "copy over". I, in several sentences, said
RESTORE.

And the appropriate fileset to restore from is the one with the most
recent QDF file.

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      04-18-2008, 11:32 PM
John Pollard wrote:
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> The index file is totally unnecessary; if not present, Quicken
> rebuilds it.
>


Thanks for the amplification John. Serious question, what if the index file
is present, but several versions downleveled from the singlely-restored QDF?
Is Q smart enough to 'know' the two don't go together?

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      04-19-2008, 12:59 AM
Andrew wrote:
> John Pollard wrote:
>>
>> The index file is totally unnecessary; if not present,
>> Quicken
>> rebuilds it.
>>


> Thanks for the amplification John. Serious question, what if
> the
> index file is present, but several versions downleveled from
> the
> singlely-restored QDF? Is Q smart enough to 'know' the two
> don't go
> together?


I'm not sure I follow your question.

I always assume that one deals with a Quicken fileset; I never
assume one combines files from one fileset with files from
another fileset (though there are situations when one can do
that, if one knows what one is doing: see below).

Looking at this thread, as I originally understood it, the user
may not have had all the files available that make up a
legitmate fileset.

My comments related as follows:

1.) If you have a QDF file and no other files (from your Quicken
"fileset"), you can regain the vast majority of your original
Quicken data from just that QDF file - Quicken will "open" that
file (and may "restore" it; I haven't tried it).
2.) If you have a current-enough version of Quicken; you may be
able to, and should try to, recover your most recent QPH file
(even if it does not correlate directly to the QDF file (not
part of the fileset that the QDF file came from): QPH files will
"attach" to any QDF file that knows about QPH files ... Quicken
versions later than Q2000, I think; but defintely Quicken
versions Q2002 and later).
3.) The IDX file has never mattered in any verson of Quicken
that I have used.

If you are suggesting the there might be a problem if you had a
Quicken fileset that contained an IDX file that was totally
unrelated to the other files in the fileset; I can't answer your
question. But then: I can't think how that would happen.

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      04-19-2008, 02:59 PM
John Pollard wrote:

> But then: I can't think how that would happen.


Just in the way that the OP might have inadvertently made this happen.

Suppose the fileset was several days/weeks old, and the OP *only* copied the
..qdf file as he originally was told all he to do. Then, the other files in
the fileset MIGHT be downleveled (this is all hypothetical of course). I
was just curious if you've ever had any experience with a 'mish-mush' of
files that do indeed 'complete' the entire fileset in name only, but their
dates (and thus, data consistently) are all out of whack!

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