Quicken 2012 Deluxe - Want to delete old records


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Guest

Can anyone tell me how to delete old records in my QDF file? I've
been using my current file for almost 20 years and am srarting to have
corruption problems with older records.

Thanks in advance.
 
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R

R. C. White

Hi, JWM.

I'm not sure I understand your question. After 22 years with Quicken, my
QDF file is over 68 MB. (That would have been a huge file and a big problem
back in 1990, but is no big deal nowadays.) I still have occasions when I
need to look back and see what I paid for something. ($1,000 for an 80 MB
SCSI HDD in 1996! :-[ ) And those old transactions are just as accessible
as the ones from last week.

Over that many years, some corruption has occurred occasionally, but not
recently. As I've upgraded almost every year, Quicken has updated the QDF
file - and the former QEL, etc., files. I have more backup files than I
need and delete some of them periodically, especially now that Quicken makes
a new backup file every day. But I rarely, if ever in recent years, are
there corruption problems.

By "old records in my QDF file", do you mean individual transactions in your
checking accounts? Or transactions in closed accounts? Or purchases of
stocks or other investments? What kinds of "records"? What kinds of
"corruption"?

RC
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San Marcos, TX
(Retired. No longer licensed to practice public accounting.)
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Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
(Using Quicken Deluxe 2013 R 11 and Windows Live Mail in Win8 x64)


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Can anyone tell me how to delete old records in my QDF file? I've
been using my current file for almost 20 years and am srarting to have
corruption problems with older records.

Thanks in advance.
 
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jwm1953

RC,

Thanks for the quick reply. Like you, I have upgraded almost every
year and keep things current.

For the last couple of mionths, I have been having trouble with my
checking account balance. When I do a monthly reconciliation to my
paper statement, quicken shows a beginning balance that is not the
same as last month's ending balance. It's done this 2 months in a
row.

When I do a file validation, the report shows about 100 transactions
from the mid 1990's that "appear to be damaged". I am assuming that
this is causing me problems although now that I think about it, I
didn't have the checking account with reconciliation problems in the
mid 90's.

I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.

John
 

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