renaming file in Q 2011 desktop

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by Jeff@nospam.invalid, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Guest

    Now that Quicken creates just one file instead of the many files it used
    to, how does one rename a file? Is it OK to just rename the file itself
    or does it need to be done from within Quicken as it used to have to be?

    (Better safe than sorry ....)

    Jeff
     
    , Feb 2, 2012
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  2. Tim Conway Guest

    <> wrote in message news:jgeb6q$ef9$...
    > Now that Quicken creates just one file instead of the many files it used
    > to, how does one rename a file? Is it OK to just rename the file itself or
    > does it need to be done from within Quicken as it used to have to be?
    >
    > (Better safe than sorry ....)


    I'm guessing here, but it seems it would probably be safer to do it from
    within Quicken so it knows where to look for it. Other than that I don't
    see a problem.
     
    Tim Conway, Feb 2, 2012
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  3. ps56k Guest

    <> wrote in message news:jgeb6q$ef9$...
    > Now that Quicken creates just one file instead of the many files it used
    > to, how does one rename a file? Is it OK to just rename the file itself or
    > does it need to be done from within Quicken as it used to have to be?
    >
    > (Better safe than sorry ....)
    >
    > Jeff


    Logic would say it doesn't matter -
    as if the file were externally created on a flash drive...
    You would have to find & Open it manually first, to set the "last used"
    stamp...
     
    ps56k, Feb 2, 2012
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  4. John Pollard Guest

    <> wrote

    Now that Quicken creates just one file instead of the many files it used
    to, how does one rename a file? Is it OK to just rename the file itself
    or does it need to be done from within Quicken as it used to have to be?

    ---------------------------------------------

    I think Intuit has already made the decision for you: there is no longer a
    "rename" feature in the newer versions of Quicken (the ones with all your
    data in a single Windows file).
     
    John Pollard, Feb 2, 2012
    #4
  5. Guest

    On 2/2/12 1:58 PM, John Pollard wrote:
    > <> wrote
    >
    > Now that Quicken creates just one file instead of the many files it used
    > to, how does one rename a file? Is it OK to just rename the file itself
    > or does it need to be done from within Quicken as it used to have to be?
    >
    > ---------------------------------------------
    >
    > I think Intuit has already made the decision for you: there is no longer
    > a "rename" feature in the newer versions of Quicken (the ones with all
    > your data in a single Windows file).
    >

    That is why I asked the question. The rename function seems to have
    disappeared but I was not sure if I just could not find it.
    Thanks John.
     
    , Feb 2, 2012
    #5
  6. ps56k Guest

    They probably had it for the early versions
    where all the separate Q files had to be renamed together...
    and mere mortals could not be trusted to perform that task.
    And now - well - single file rename should be doable by most people -
     
    ps56k, Feb 2, 2012
    #6
  7. R. C. White Guest

    Hi, John.

    I haven't tried it, but can't we just Save a copy as... a new name? And
    then open that copy with the new name? And then, optionally, delete the
    original file?

    RC
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    San Marcos, TX
    (Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)

    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    (Using Quicken 2012 Deluxe R 5 and Windows Live Mail in Win7 x64)


    "John Pollard" wrote in message news:jgembm$ksg$...

    <> wrote

    Now that Quicken creates just one file instead of the many files it used
    to, how does one rename a file? Is it OK to just rename the file itself
    or does it need to be done from within Quicken as it used to have to be?

    ---------------------------------------------

    I think Intuit has already made the decision for you: there is no longer a
    "rename" feature in the newer versions of Quicken (the ones with all your
    data in a single Windows file).
     
    R. C. White, Feb 2, 2012
    #7
  8. Margaret Guest

    R. C. White wrote:
    > Hi, John.
    >
    > I haven't tried it, but can't we just Save a copy as... a new name? And
    > then open that copy with the new name? And then, optionally, delete the
    > original file?


    Indeed we can, RC! :)

    Regards,

    Margaret
     
    Margaret, Feb 3, 2012
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  9. Han Guest

    Margaret <> wrote in news:jgfcb7$r66$1@dont-
    email.me:

    > R. C. White wrote:
    >> Hi, John.
    >>
    >> I haven't tried it, but can't we just Save a copy as... a new name? And
    >> then open that copy with the new name? And then, optionally, delete the
    >> original file?

    >
    > Indeed we can, RC! :)
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Margaret


    It's what I do, when I feel like it. As a matter of fact, I'll do it next
    because something in my Discover card downloads might be screwed up. I
    keep getting some double downloads, i.e. repeat downloads of transacrions
    already downloaded and matched. Maybe making a new file without all the
    deletions/overwrites in the database would be smarter.
    --
    Best regards
    Han
    email address is invalid
     
    Han, Feb 3, 2012
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  10. Andrew Guest

    But I have always wondered why Intuit decided to drop the rename
    function within Quicken. I think it causes more worries and angst than
    it solved. I would have preferred it to stay rather than having to drag
    up Windows Explorer to do a rename, however rare.


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    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Regards -

    - Andrew
     
    Andrew, Feb 3, 2012
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  11. Han Guest

    Andrew <> wrote in news:4f2bda73$0$1976$:

    > But I have always wondered why Intuit decided to drop the rename
    > function within Quicken. I think it causes more worries and angst than
    > it solved. I would have preferred it to stay rather than having to drag
    > up Windows Explorer to do a rename, however rare.


    Andrew, things change, but in essence they stay the same.
    The rename menu item disappeared, but the save as is still there and does
    the same thing and more. From a database point of view it is impportant to
    occasionally clear the "empty space" that is generated when a database item
    is modified. As I understand it, a database system has a whole bunch of
    records, and whenever one is modified (as YOU see it), the old record is
    listed in the index as unavailable, while a new record takes its place. So
    eventually you are left with a whole lot of "unavailable" or empty records,
    taking up space and increasing the chance of read/write errors. The "save
    as" function cleans that up. Just renaming a file doesn't. Another plus
    of the save as is that the old file is still there in case you want to go
    back to it. I could go on ...

    --
    Best regards
    Han
    email address is invalid
     
    Han, Feb 3, 2012
    #11
  12. John Pollard Guest

    "ps56k" wrote

    They probably had it for the early versions
    where all the separate Q files had to be renamed together...
    and mere mortals could not be trusted to perform that task.
    And now - well - single file rename should be doable by most people -

    ------------------------------------------

    I agree.

    I kinda thought it would have been nice to keep the old Rename feature. Not
    only for continuity, but because you could use it to rename the Quicken file
    you currently had open. When you use Windows to do the rename, you can't
    have the Quicken file open.

    But it's not a big deal to me.
     
    John Pollard, Feb 3, 2012
    #12
  13. Al Guest

    On Feb 3, 9:41 am, "John Pollard" <> wrote:
    > "ps56k"  wrote
    >
    > They probably had it for the early versions
    > where all the separate Q files had to be renamed together...
    > and mere mortals could not be trusted to perform that task.
    > And now - well - single file rename should be doable by most people -
    >
    > ------------------------------------------
    >
    > I agree.
    >
    > I kinda thought it would have been nice to keep the old Rename feature. Not
    > only for continuity, but because you could use it to rename the Quicken file
    > you currently had open. When you use Windows to do the rename, you can't
    > have the Quicken file open.
    >
    > But it's not a big deal to me.


    Tried "Save copy as..." for a lark. Size of renamed file same as
    original. Apparently no compacting.
     
    Al, Feb 3, 2012
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  14. Bartt Guest

    On Feb 3, 9:44 am, Al <> wrote:
    > On Feb 3, 9:41 am, "John Pollard" <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > "ps56k"  wrote

    >
    > > They probably had it for the early versions
    > > where all the separate Q files had to be renamed together...
    > > and mere mortals could not be trusted to perform that task.
    > > And now - well - single file rename should be doable by most people -

    >
    > > ------------------------------------------

    >
    > > I agree.

    >
    > > I kinda thought it would have been nice to keep the old Rename feature.Not
    > > only for continuity, but because you could use it to rename the Quickenfile
    > > you currently had open. When you use Windows to do the rename, you can't
    > > have the Quicken file open.

    >
    > > But it's not a big deal to me.

    >
    > Tried "Save copy as..." for a lark. Size of renamed file same as
    > original. Apparently no compacting.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    And if you're anal & don't want the old file to show up in your recent
    list (the list of files that appeaars at the bottom of the menu pop-
    down from File), you can edit your QUser.ini file.

    In XP, it's located in Documents and Settings>>UserID>>Application
    Data>>Intuit>>Quicken>>Config

    In Win7, it's located in
    Users>>UserID>>AppData>>Roaming>>Intuit>>Quicken>>Config
     
    Bartt, Feb 3, 2012
    #14
  15. Andrew Guest

    Han wrote:
    > Andrew<> wrote in news:4f2bda73$0$1976$:
    >
    >> But I have always wondered why Intuit decided to drop the rename
    >> function within Quicken. I think it causes more worries and angst than
    >> it solved. I would have preferred it to stay rather than having to drag
    >> up Windows Explorer to do a rename, however rare.

    >
    > Andrew, things change, but in essence they stay the same.
    > The rename menu item disappeared, but the save as is still there and does
    > the same thing and more. From a database point of view it is impportant to
    > occasionally clear the "empty space" that is generated when a database item
    > is modified. As I understand it, a database system has a whole bunch of
    > records, and whenever one is modified (as YOU see it), the old record is
    > listed in the index as unavailable, while a new record takes its place. So
    > eventually you are left with a whole lot of "unavailable" or empty records,
    > taking up space and increasing the chance of read/write errors. The "save
    > as" function cleans that up. Just renaming a file doesn't. Another plus
    > of the save as is that the old file is still there in case you want to go
    > back to it. I could go on ...
    >


    Han, if I have a Quicken file named HARRY, and even if I delete 1/4 the
    records and save it as SUE, I still end up with more space on the disk
    used than I would have if I simply could rename the original file from
    within Quicken because HARRY and SUE both exist in your scenario.

    But that's not even the point. My comment had nothing to with space
    usage to start with. Newbies don't generally understand file
    structures....in fact, often even when I Tell people to use WINDOWS
    EXPLORER to do something, they fire up IE and then ask what website I
    want them to go to. I'm simply talking about a Quicken command that
    used to be inside Q to rename a file that was taken away. To me, it's
    not a big deal. It sometimes can in handy for me, that's all. And many
    people I dare say don't really care in the OLD days it renamed all files
    in a fileset; now it is just the single .qdf. For them, the command
    went away period. Externally, something changed. Which is why the OP
    asked the question to start with!

    Now, I do have a question. Are you sure that SAVE AS does a compress
    while copying back? I didn't know that; is there some reference you can
    cite? That would be great true if so. I took a 52 Meg QDF file I had,
    deleted two major accounts in it, and did a file save from within
    Quicken. The resultant file was 4K less in size...a whooping savings of
    just .007 % (!).


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    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Regards -

    - Andrew
     
    Andrew, Feb 4, 2012
    #15
  16. Han Guest

    Andrew <> wrote in
    news:4f2d2697$0$28392$:

    > Han wrote:
    >> Andrew<> wrote in
    >> news:4f2bda73$0$1976$:
    >>
    >>> But I have always wondered why Intuit decided to drop the rename
    >>> function within Quicken. I think it causes more worries and angst
    >>> than it solved. I would have preferred it to stay rather than
    >>> having to drag up Windows Explorer to do a rename, however rare.

    >>
    >> Andrew, things change, but in essence they stay the same.
    >> The rename menu item disappeared, but the save as is still there and
    >> does the same thing and more. From a database point of view it is
    >> impportant to occasionally clear the "empty space" that is generated
    >> when a database item is modified. As I understand it, a database
    >> system has a whole bunch of records, and whenever one is modified (as
    >> YOU see it), the old record is listed in the index as unavailable,
    >> while a new record takes its place. So eventually you are left with
    >> a whole lot of "unavailable" or empty records, taking up space and
    >> increasing the chance of read/write errors. The "save as" function
    >> cleans that up. Just renaming a file doesn't. Another plus of the
    >> save as is that the old file is still there in case you want to go
    >> back to it. I could go on ...
    >>

    >
    > Han, if I have a Quicken file named HARRY, and even if I delete 1/4
    > the records and save it as SUE, I still end up with more space on the
    > disk used than I would have if I simply could rename the original file
    > from within Quicken because HARRY and SUE both exist in your scenario.
    >
    > But that's not even the point. My comment had nothing to with space
    > usage to start with. Newbies don't generally understand file
    > structures....in fact, often even when I Tell people to use WINDOWS
    > EXPLORER to do something, they fire up IE and then ask what website I
    > want them to go to. I'm simply talking about a Quicken command that
    > used to be inside Q to rename a file that was taken away. To me, it's
    > not a big deal. It sometimes can in handy for me, that's all. And
    > many people I dare say don't really care in the OLD days it renamed
    > all files in a fileset; now it is just the single .qdf. For them, the
    > command went away period. Externally, something changed. Which is
    > why the OP asked the question to start with!
    >
    > Now, I do have a question. Are you sure that SAVE AS does a compress
    > while copying back? I didn't know that; is there some reference you
    > can cite? That would be great true if so. I took a 52 Meg QDF file I
    > had, deleted two major accounts in it, and did a file save from within
    > Quicken. The resultant file was 4K less in size...a whooping savings
    > of just .007 % (!).


    No, I don't have a reference for it, and perhaps Quicken has become more
    adept at disk space conservation. It certainly was true in the old days
    of multiple files. I'd have to try it out some time, but right now I
    want to do other things ...

    --
    Best regards
    Han
    email address is invalid
     
    Han, Feb 4, 2012
    #16
  17. Andrew Guest

    Han wrote:
    > Andrew<> wrote in
    > news:4f2d2697$0$28392$:
    >
    >> Han wrote:
    >>> Andrew<> wrote in
    >>> news:4f2bda73$0$1976$:
    >>>
    >>>> But I have always wondered why Intuit decided to drop the rename
    >>>> function within Quicken. I think it causes more worries and angst
    >>>> than it solved. I would have preferred it to stay rather than
    >>>> having to drag up Windows Explorer to do a rename, however rare.
    >>>
    >>> Andrew, things change, but in essence they stay the same.
    >>> The rename menu item disappeared, but the save as is still there and
    >>> does the same thing and more. From a database point of view it is
    >>> impportant to occasionally clear the "empty space" that is generated
    >>> when a database item is modified. As I understand it, a database
    >>> system has a whole bunch of records, and whenever one is modified (as
    >>> YOU see it), the old record is listed in the index as unavailable,
    >>> while a new record takes its place. So eventually you are left with
    >>> a whole lot of "unavailable" or empty records, taking up space and
    >>> increasing the chance of read/write errors. The "save as" function
    >>> cleans that up. Just renaming a file doesn't. Another plus of the
    >>> save as is that the old file is still there in case you want to go
    >>> back to it. I could go on ...
    >>>

    >>
    >> Han, if I have a Quicken file named HARRY, and even if I delete 1/4
    >> the records and save it as SUE, I still end up with more space on the
    >> disk used than I would have if I simply could rename the original file
    >> from within Quicken because HARRY and SUE both exist in your scenario.
    >>
    >> But that's not even the point. My comment had nothing to with space
    >> usage to start with. Newbies don't generally understand file
    >> structures....in fact, often even when I Tell people to use WINDOWS
    >> EXPLORER to do something, they fire up IE and then ask what website I
    >> want them to go to. I'm simply talking about a Quicken command that
    >> used to be inside Q to rename a file that was taken away. To me, it's
    >> not a big deal. It sometimes can in handy for me, that's all. And
    >> many people I dare say don't really care in the OLD days it renamed
    >> all files in a fileset; now it is just the single .qdf. For them, the
    >> command went away period. Externally, something changed. Which is
    >> why the OP asked the question to start with!
    >>
    >> Now, I do have a question. Are you sure that SAVE AS does a compress
    >> while copying back? I didn't know that; is there some reference you
    >> can cite? That would be great true if so. I took a 52 Meg QDF file I
    >> had, deleted two major accounts in it, and did a file save from within
    >> Quicken. The resultant file was 4K less in size...a whooping savings
    >> of just .007 % (!).

    >
    > No, I don't have a reference for it, and perhaps Quicken has become more
    > adept at disk space conservation. It certainly was true in the old days
    > of multiple files. I'd have to try it out some time, but right now I
    > want to do other things ...
    >


    No problem. I will say in the 'old' days, I do believe that a file copy
    within Q did do a compress, but the fact that when I did my test the
    other day that the 'save a copy' worked so quickly, I think that it was
    just a Windows copy and nothing more.

    Maybe John P. can shed some light?

    (I know you probably needed to research who to the big bucks on today's
    big game!)


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    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Regards -

    - Andrew
     
    Andrew, Feb 5, 2012
    #17
  18. John Pollard Guest

    "Andrew" wrote

    No problem. I will say in the 'old' days, I do believe that a file copy
    within Q did do a compress, but the fact that when I did my test the
    other day that the 'save a copy' worked so quickly, I think that it was
    just a Windows copy and nothing more.

    ------------------------------------------------

    I haven't read or heard anything definitive; so I can only tell you what I
    observed from a quick test.

    The "File > Save a copy as", ran very fast (as you noted) and produced a
    file the exact same size as the original.

    The "File > File Operations > Copy", ran in its usually slow fashion and
    shaved a few kb (about 300 kb from a 94,000+ kb file) from the new file
    size.
     
    John Pollard, Feb 5, 2012
    #18
  19. Margaret Guest

    Andrew wrote:
    > Han wrote:
    >> Andrew<> wrote in
    >> news:4f2d2697$0$28392$:
    >>
    >>> Han wrote:
    >>>> Andrew<> wrote in
    >>>> news:4f2bda73$0$1976$:
    >>>>
    >>>>> But I have always wondered why Intuit decided to drop the rename
    >>>>> function within Quicken. I think it causes more worries and angst
    >>>>> than it solved. I would have preferred it to stay rather than
    >>>>> having to drag up Windows Explorer to do a rename, however rare.
    >>>>
    >>>> Andrew, things change, but in essence they stay the same.
    >>>> The rename menu item disappeared, but the save as is still there and
    >>>> does the same thing and more. From a database point of view it is
    >>>> impportant to occasionally clear the "empty space" that is generated
    >>>> when a database item is modified. As I understand it, a database
    >>>> system has a whole bunch of records, and whenever one is modified (as
    >>>> YOU see it), the old record is listed in the index as unavailable,
    >>>> while a new record takes its place. So eventually you are left with
    >>>> a whole lot of "unavailable" or empty records, taking up space and
    >>>> increasing the chance of read/write errors. The "save as" function
    >>>> cleans that up. Just renaming a file doesn't. Another plus of the
    >>>> save as is that the old file is still there in case you want to go
    >>>> back to it. I could go on ...
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Han, if I have a Quicken file named HARRY, and even if I delete 1/4
    >>> the records and save it as SUE, I still end up with more space on the
    >>> disk used than I would have if I simply could rename the original file
    >>> from within Quicken because HARRY and SUE both exist in your scenario.
    >>>
    >>> But that's not even the point. My comment had nothing to with space
    >>> usage to start with. Newbies don't generally understand file
    >>> structures....in fact, often even when I Tell people to use WINDOWS
    >>> EXPLORER to do something, they fire up IE and then ask what website I
    >>> want them to go to. I'm simply talking about a Quicken command that
    >>> used to be inside Q to rename a file that was taken away. To me, it's
    >>> not a big deal. It sometimes can in handy for me, that's all. And
    >>> many people I dare say don't really care in the OLD days it renamed
    >>> all files in a fileset; now it is just the single .qdf. For them, the
    >>> command went away period. Externally, something changed. Which is
    >>> why the OP asked the question to start with!
    >>>
    >>> Now, I do have a question. Are you sure that SAVE AS does a compress
    >>> while copying back? I didn't know that; is there some reference you
    >>> can cite? That would be great true if so. I took a 52 Meg QDF file I
    >>> had, deleted two major accounts in it, and did a file save from within
    >>> Quicken. The resultant file was 4K less in size...a whooping savings
    >>> of just .007 % (!).

    >>
    >> No, I don't have a reference for it, and perhaps Quicken has become more
    >> adept at disk space conservation. It certainly was true in the old days
    >> of multiple files. I'd have to try it out some time, but right now I
    >> want to do other things ...
    >>

    >
    > No problem. I will say in the 'old' days, I do believe that a file copy
    > within Q did do a compress, but the fact that when I did my test the
    > other day that the 'save a copy' worked so quickly, I think that it was
    > just a Windows copy and nothing more.
    >
    > Maybe John P. can shed some light?
    >
    > (I know you probably needed to research who to the big bucks on today's
    > big game!)
    >
    >


    I believe Quicken copy still does a compress. I just used Quicken to
    copy my current data file, and sure enough it came out smaller -- and it
    paused a couple times during the copy. Not significantly smaller as it
    did in versions 2010 and 2011, but still smaller. I'm wondering if 2012
    does some sort of internal compress when it saves the file, because my
    2012 file definitely does not bloat like 2010 and 2011, the first two
    versions after Q switched to a single data file.

    Regards,

    Margaret
     
    Margaret, Feb 5, 2012
    #19
  20. JM Guest

    On Feb 5, 11:28 am, Margaret <> wrote:
    > Andrew wrote:
    > > Han wrote:
    > >> Andrew<> wrote in
    > >>news:4f2d2697$0$28392$:

    >
    > >>> Han wrote:
    > >>>> Andrew<> wrote in
    > >>>>news:4f2bda73$0$1976$:

    >
    > >>>>> But I have always wondered why Intuit decided to drop the rename
    > >>>>> function within Quicken. I think it causes more worries and angst
    > >>>>> than it solved. I would have preferred it to stay rather than
    > >>>>> having to drag up Windows Explorer to do a rename, however rare.

    >
    > >>>> Andrew, things change, but in essence they stay the same.
    > >>>> The rename menu item disappeared, but the save as is still there and
    > >>>> does the same thing and more. From a database point of view it is
    > >>>> impportant to occasionally clear the "empty space" that is generated
    > >>>> when a database item is modified. As I understand it, a database
    > >>>> system has a whole bunch of records, and whenever one is modified (as
    > >>>> YOU see it), the old record is listed in the index as unavailable,
    > >>>> while a new record takes its place. So eventually you are left with
    > >>>> a whole lot of "unavailable" or empty records, taking up space and
    > >>>> increasing the chance of read/write errors. The "save as" function
    > >>>> cleans that up. Just renaming a file doesn't. Another plus of the
    > >>>> save as is that the old file is still there in case you want to go
    > >>>> back to it. I could go on ...

    >
    > >>> Han, if I have a Quicken file named HARRY, and even if I delete 1/4
    > >>> the records and save it as SUE, I still end up with more space on the
    > >>> disk used than I would have if I simply could rename the original file
    > >>> from within Quicken because HARRY and SUE both exist in your scenario..

    >
    > >>> But that's not even the point. My comment had nothing to with space
    > >>> usage to start with. Newbies don't generally understand file
    > >>> structures....in fact, often even when I Tell people to use WINDOWS
    > >>> EXPLORER to do something, they fire up IE and then ask what website I
    > >>> want them to go to. I'm simply talking about a Quicken command that
    > >>> used to be inside Q to rename a file that was taken away. To me, it's
    > >>> not a big deal. It sometimes can in handy for me, that's all. And
    > >>> many people I dare say don't really care in the OLD days it renamed
    > >>> all files in a fileset; now it is just the single .qdf. For them, the
    > >>> command went away period. Externally, something changed. Which is
    > >>> why the OP asked the question to start with!

    >
    > >>> Now, I do have a question. Are you sure that SAVE AS does a compress
    > >>> while copying back? I didn't know that; is there some reference you
    > >>> can cite? That would be great true if so. I took a 52 Meg QDF file I
    > >>> had, deleted two major accounts in it, and did a file save from within
    > >>> Quicken. The resultant file was 4K less in size...a whooping savings
    > >>> of just .007 % (!).

    >
    > >> No, I don't have a reference for it, and perhaps Quicken has become more
    > >> adept at disk space conservation. It certainly was true in the old days
    > >> of multiple files. I'd have to try it out some time, but right now I
    > >> want to do other things ...

    >
    > > No problem. I will say in the 'old' days, I do believe that a file copy
    > > within Q did do a compress, but the fact that when I did my test the
    > > other day that the 'save a copy' worked so quickly, I think that it was
    > > just a Windows copy and nothing more.

    >
    > > Maybe John P. can shed some light?

    >
    > > (I know you probably needed to research who to the big bucks on today's
    > > big game!)

    >
    > I believe Quicken copy still does a compress.  I just used Quicken to
    > copy my current data file, and sure enough it came out smaller -- and it
    > paused a couple times during the copy.  Not significantly smaller as it
    > did in versions 2010 and 2011, but still smaller.  I'm wondering if 2012
    > does some sort of internal compress when it saves the file, because my
    > 2012 file definitely does not bloat like 2010 and 2011, the first two
    > versions after Q switched to a single data file.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Margaret


    It is my understanding that the 'File > Copy' operation actually
    performs a house-keeping function on the db.
    Example; If one deletes a rester transaction, the entry remains in the
    db file and only the links to that entry re deleted.
    The Copy function then removes this accumulated 'dead wood' from the
    db - thus one can see a file size reduction following the Copy.
    FWIW, I do a Copy operation on my file periodically for house-keeping
    purposes.
     
    JM, Feb 5, 2012
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