Too many data files

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by Ralph, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Guest

    I get the message "Quicken's most recently used files list can only show the
    first 50 files in this directory. You have too many data files to list them
    all".

    So how do I resolve this issue?

    Ralph
     
    Ralph, Apr 18, 2010
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  2. Ralph

    Sharx35 Guest

    "Ralph" <> wrote in message
    news:hqdirg$c57$-september.org...
    > I get the message "Quicken's most recently used files list can only show
    > the first 50 files in this directory. You have too many data files to list
    > them all".
    >
    > So how do I resolve this issue?
    >
    > Ralph
    >


    Delete the older ones.
     
    Sharx35, Apr 18, 2010
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  3. Ralph

    Bob Wang Guest

    Ralph:
    I keep an "Old Files" folder where I move inactive files.
    Bob
     
    Bob Wang, Apr 18, 2010
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  4. Ralph

    Ralph Guest

    That did the trick. Thanx folks.

    Ralph

    "Ralph" <> wrote in message
    news:hqdirg$c57$-september.org...
    >I get the message "Quicken's most recently used files list can only show
    >the first 50 files in this directory. You have too many data files to list
    >them all".
    >
    > So how do I resolve this issue?
    >
    > Ralph
    >
     
    Ralph, Apr 18, 2010
    #4
  5. Ralph

    Hank Arnold Guest

    Try adding each backup to it's own directory. Sounds like you have a
    version earlier that 2010. Good news is that Q10 has a single backup
    file now....


    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/personal-pc-assistant/

    On 4/17/2010 8:12 PM, Ralph wrote:
    > I get the message "Quicken's most recently used files list can only show the
    > first 50 files in this directory. You have too many data files to list them
    > all".
    >
    > So how do I resolve this issue?
    >
    > Ralph
    >
    >
     
    Hank Arnold, Apr 19, 2010
    #5
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Guest

    You're right. I'm running 2008Dx. I don't anticipate upgrading in the near
    future. Am fed up with the "screw up what works to justify a new version"
    mentality.
    I'll just keep transferring old files to a new folder periodically.

    Ralph


    "Hank Arnold" <> wrote in message
    news:4bcc2093$0$4989$...
    > Try adding each backup to it's own directory. Sounds like you have a
    > version earlier that 2010. Good news is that Q10 has a single backup file
    > now....
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    > Hank Arnold
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Server - Directory Services
    > http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/personal-pc-assistant/
    >
    > On 4/17/2010 8:12 PM, Ralph wrote:
    >> I get the message "Quicken's most recently used files list can only show
    >> the
    >> first 50 files in this directory. You have too many data files to list
    >> them
    >> all".
    >>
    >> So how do I resolve this issue?
    >>
    >> Ralph
    >>
    >>
     
    Ralph, Apr 19, 2010
    #6
  7. Ralph

    John Oliver Guest

    On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 01:04:46 GMT, Sharx35 wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Ralph" <> wrote in message
    > news:hqdirg$c57$-september.org...
    >> I get the message "Quicken's most recently used files list can only show
    >> the first 50 files in this directory. You have too many data files to list
    >> them all".
    >>
    >> So how do I resolve this issue?
    >>
    >> Ralph
    >>

    >
    > Delete the older ones.


    I do my backups to a couple of little flash drives. I keep about the
    last three backups... each time I do a new backup, I delete the oldest.

    One caveat here... flash drives are only good for so many read/writes.
    Every now and then, replace them... they're cheap. Smash the old one
    with a hammer. Keep at least one off-site, in a sefe deposit box or
    something. Heck, you could even splurge for a slightly bigger one and
    keep all of the old backups you want! :)

    --
    * John Oliver http://www.john-oliver.net/ *
     
    John Oliver, Apr 19, 2010
    #7
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Guest

    I do my backups encrypted, to an external drive.

    Ralph

    "John Oliver" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 01:04:46 GMT, Sharx35 wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Ralph" <> wrote in message
    >> news:hqdirg$c57$-september.org...
    >>> I get the message "Quicken's most recently used files list can only show
    >>> the first 50 files in this directory. You have too many data files to
    >>> list
    >>> them all".
    >>>
    >>> So how do I resolve this issue?
    >>>
    >>> Ralph
    >>>

    >>
    >> Delete the older ones.

    >
    > I do my backups to a couple of little flash drives. I keep about the
    > last three backups... each time I do a new backup, I delete the oldest.
    >
    > One caveat here... flash drives are only good for so many read/writes.
    > Every now and then, replace them... they're cheap. Smash the old one
    > with a hammer. Keep at least one off-site, in a sefe deposit box or
    > something. Heck, you could even splurge for a slightly bigger one and
    > keep all of the old backups you want! :)
    >
    > --
    > * John Oliver http://www.john-oliver.net/ *
     
    Ralph, Apr 19, 2010
    #8
  9. Ralph

    Steven Latus Guest

    On 04/17/2010 8:12 PM, Ralph wrote:
    > I get the message "Quicken's most recently used files list can only show the
    > first 50 files in this directory. You have too many data files to list them
    > all".
    >
    > So how do I resolve this issue?
    >
    > Ralph
    >
    >


    Make a second data folder and move all the files over the limit into the
    new folder.

    You could have 50 files in DATA1, for example, and the rest in DATA2.

    Add more folders as needed. :)
     
    Steven Latus, Apr 25, 2010
    #9
  10. Ralph

    Sharx35 Guest

    "Steven Latus" <slatus@*delete_this_part_to_reply*optonline.net> wrote in
    message news:4bd3a83e$0$22346$...
    > On 04/17/2010 8:12 PM, Ralph wrote:
    >> I get the message "Quicken's most recently used files list can only show
    >> the
    >> first 50 files in this directory. You have too many data files to list
    >> them
    >> all".
    >>
    >> So how do I resolve this issue?
    >>
    >> Ralph
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Make a second data folder and move all the files over the limit into the
    > new folder.
    >
    > You could have 50 files in DATA1, for example, and the rest in DATA2.
    >
    > Add more folders as needed. :)


    What kind of obsessive idiot KEEPS that many files?
     
    Sharx35, Apr 25, 2010
    #10
  11. Ralph

    Tim Conway Guest

    "Sharx35" <> wrote in message
    news:kQSAn.2650$Z6.26@edtnps82...
    >
    >
    > "Steven Latus" <slatus@*delete_this_part_to_reply*optonline.net> wrote in
    > message news:4bd3a83e$0$22346$...
    >> On 04/17/2010 8:12 PM, Ralph wrote:
    >>> I get the message "Quicken's most recently used files list can only show
    >>> the
    >>> first 50 files in this directory. You have too many data files to list
    >>> them
    >>> all".
    >>>
    >>> So how do I resolve this issue?
    >>>
    >>> Ralph
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Make a second data folder and move all the files over the limit into the
    >> new folder.
    >>
    >> You could have 50 files in DATA1, for example, and the rest in DATA2.
    >>
    >> Add more folders as needed. :)

    >
    > What kind of obsessive idiot KEEPS that many files?


    must be a "Monk" fan.
     
    Tim Conway, Apr 26, 2010
    #11
  12. Ralph

    JOhn Guest

    John Oliver wrote:


    > One caveat here... flash drives are only good for so many read/writes.


    Bullshit.

    Writing (and reading) to a memory cell on a DRAM does not in any way
    damage the cell. What idiot told you that or did you make it up?

    That is like saying you can only freeze and thaw water so many times
    before you need to replace it.

    john
     
    JOhn, May 3, 2010
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  13. Ralph

    CSM1 Guest

    JOhn <> wrote in news::

    > John Oliver wrote:
    >
    >
    >> One caveat here... flash drives are only good for so many

    read/writes.
    >
    > Bullshit.
    >
    > Writing (and reading) to a memory cell on a DRAM does not in any way
    > damage the cell. What idiot told you that or did you make it up?
    >
    > That is like saying you can only freeze and thaw water so many times
    > before you need to replace it.
    >
    > john
    >


    I suppose you would never change the cooking oil in a fry pot.
    Cooking oil has a limit how much food you can fry in the same oil.

    Water gets dirty and a breeding ground for bacteria. You would want to
    change the water often.

    It is not a myth. It is the type of memory.

    Three different sources.

    http://ask-leo.com/can_a_usb_thumbdrive_wear_out.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory#Limitations

    How about straight from a memory manufacturer.
    See: Flash Cell Endurance on Page 4 of this PDF.
    http://www.kingston.com/products/pdf_files/FlashMemGuide.pdf



    --
    CSM1
    http://www.carlmcmillan.com
     
    CSM1, May 3, 2010
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  14. JOhn <> wrote:

    >Bullshit.
    >
    >Writing (and reading) to a memory cell on a DRAM does not in any way
    >damage the cell. What idiot told you that or did you make it up?


    Flash is not DRAM, and Flash reads aren't limited, but write/erases are limited
    to around 100K. Some flash memory systems rotate memory blocks to even out wear,
    but even without that, you aren't likely to run into wearing out the memory
    unless you use a flash drive as a RAM substitute.

    Apology accepted.
     
    Robert Neville, May 3, 2010
    #14
  15. Ralph

    JOhn Guest

    Robert Neville wrote:
    > JOhn <> wrote:
    >
    >> Bullshit.
    >>
    >> Writing (and reading) to a memory cell on a DRAM does not in any way
    >> damage the cell. What idiot told you that or did you make it up?

    >
    > Flash is not DRAM, and Flash reads aren't limited, but write/erases are limited
    > to around 100K. Some flash memory systems rotate memory blocks to even out wear,
    > but even without that, you aren't likely to run into wearing out the memory
    > unless you use a flash drive as a RAM substitute.
    >
    > Apology accepted.


    Slight correction: The Flash drive will not fail in your lifetime.

    And just because water will become stale it will still freeze and thaw
    and freeze and thaw and....until the sun explodes. Which will be when
    your flash drive will stop working.
     
    JOhn, May 3, 2010
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  16. Ralph

    CSM1 Guest

    JOhn <> wrote in news:ZWHDn.343630$:

    > Robert Neville wrote:
    >> JOhn <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Bullshit.
    >>>
    >>> Writing (and reading) to a memory cell on a DRAM does not in any way
    >>> damage the cell. What idiot told you that or did you make it up?

    >>
    >> Flash is not DRAM, and Flash reads aren't limited, but write/erases
    >> are limited to around 100K. Some flash memory systems rotate memory
    >> blocks to even out wear, but even without that, you aren't likely to
    >> run into wearing out the memory unless you use a flash drive as a RAM
    >> substitute.
    >>
    >> Apology accepted.

    >
    > Slight correction: The Flash drive will not fail in your lifetime.
    >
    > And just because water will become stale it will still freeze and thaw
    > and freeze and thaw and....until the sun explodes. Which will be when
    > your flash drive will stop working.


    With a 100,000 write lifetime for Flash Drives.

    If you wrote to the flash drive once per hour 24 hours per day, that is
    4166 days. Since there are 365 days per year, that is 11.41 years.

    That is well within a normal lifetime for even a Dog. For a human it is
    a lot less tham my life (I am 67 years).

    True, that is not normal use, but you sure can burn one out in a few
    years of every day use.


    --
    CSM1
    http://www.carlmcmillan.com
     
    CSM1, May 4, 2010
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  17. Ralph

    John Pollard Guest

    CSM1 wrote:

    > With a 100,000 write lifetime for Flash Drives.
    >
    > If you wrote to the flash drive once per hour 24 hours per day, that
    > is 4166 days. Since there are 365 days per year, that is 11.41 years.
    >
    > That is well within a normal lifetime for even a Dog. For a human it
    > is a lot less tham my life (I am 67 years).
    >
    > True, that is not normal use, but you sure can burn one out in a few
    > years of every day use.


    How does 11.4 years of unrealistic use (once per hour, 24 hours a day - 24
    backups a day to the flash drive, every day of the year? Puleese!) shrink
    to a "few years" of realistic use (how many times a day do you backup?
    And if you even approximate the "limit" ... why? ... when it's totally
    unnecessary).

    The change from ridiculously, nearly impossible, use to realistic use, is
    in the opposite direction; not to a "few years" (*less* than 11.41 years)
    of use, but to "many many" years (many more than 11.41 years) of use.

    Which is about what one would expect for backup files.

    Way past the end of your life ... and the life of most backup media.

    I think you'll be better off worrying about what others will do with your
    perfectly good backups 11.42+ years after you die.

    Unless someone provides much better, amply supported, evidence; I suggest
    this is a non-concern for any normal human.

    --

    John Pollard
    news://<YOUR-NNTP-NEWSERVER-HERE>/alt.comp.software.financial.quicken
    Your source of user-to-user Quicken help
     
    John Pollard, May 4, 2010
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