Year End Copy Problem


I did a recent year end copy on my 2005 Quicken data (using Quicken Deluxe
6) and discovered that all of the attachments I had were NOT included in the
year end copy archive. After several emails back and forth with Quicken tech
support, they finally admitted "....have seen some issues with the year end
copy..." ... but they did provide a work around. Rather than doing a year
end copy/archive, and fortunately having renamed my current data file, I
restored my last backup of the prior year's data and the attachments were
all there. I then made a "copy" of that file indicating only the period of
1/1/05 through 12/31/05 and then backed-up that file. So, I technically have
a year-end backup of my 2005 file, and a new 2006 file.
Hope this information is help to anyone who might be experiencing the same
problem.
Reply to
Jan Groshan
I have lots of year end problems.
It would be better for all concerned if Intuit would issue a fix to correct the problems in Q2005 rather than try to sell you Q2006.
Most of the time they just ignore the user once the sale has been made.
I hope they read this.
I did a recent year end copy on my 2005 Quicken data (using Quicken Deluxe 6) and discovered that all of the attachments I had were NOT included in the year end copy archive. After several emails back and forth with Quicken tech support, they finally admitted "....have seen some issues with the year end copy..." ... but they did provide a work around. Rather than doing a year end copy/archive, and fortunately having renamed my current data file, I restored my last backup of the prior year's data and the attachments were all there. I then made a "copy" of that file indicating only the period of 1/1/05 through 12/31/05 and then backed-up that file. So, I technically have a year-end backup of my 2005 file, and a new 2006 file.
Hope this information is help to anyone who might be experiencing the same problem.
Reply to
Raoul
The most common solution to any year end copy problems is not to do a year end copy at all. Most of us simply let the database grow, and back it up periodically. It's great for producing historical and comparisons report.
I can't think of any good reason to use year end copy, other than to make a backup. What are other opinions?
Reply to
Fred Smith
That's what I have done. I now have all of my records since 1993 in a single account. I had some concerns about the file getting too large, but so far that has not been a problem -- searches are still fast, and I have not had any problems. The combined file has frequently come in handy when I wanted to search for old records. I do backup *frequently* and with *more than one copy.*
I just upgraded (today!) from Quicken Deluxe 99 to Quicken Deluxe 2006. I use mine almost exclusively for checking, so it probably wasn't necessary to upgrade -- hope I didn't make a mistake.
MaryL
Reply to
MaryL
I'm experiencing the same problem with Microsoft Money - was thinking of changing back to Quicken ... the problem is, my MSMoney data file is now over 20MB for two years worth of data and it takes FOREVER to load up on my dual-core P4 system with 1GB memory ... when I used to use Quicken and do the year end archive/copy function, this problem never existed. Am I now hearing that the problem is beginning to exist with Quicken as well? Better to know before I consider switching back.
K
Reply to
Kevin
I haven't had any trouble with year-end copy, currently using QP2006. However, I do not use the attachments feature. Quicken should definitely not take forever to load up on a machine such as yours. I pretty much use year-end copy to back up years of data, even though I often keep those years in my data file. Just an extra backup to lessen my chances of losing data should I encounter any data corruption.
Regards,
Margaret
Reply to
Margaret Wilson
Since I don't do comparisons (on my personal accounts), and rarely need to go back to previous years for most accounts, slimming down the database every year has never been a problem. I do have an account for my homeowners association (I'm the treasurer) that I don't do a year end copy of because I frequently must "look back" to see if and/or when we paid a particular item or had a particular service done. I guess old habits die hard. I suppose with the newer, faster computers with the mega hard drives, there really is no need to do a year end archive/copy. I too do frequent back-ups to a stand-alone 80 gig hard drive, so I'm sure I'm not going to lose anything important. I was just confused as to why the attachments didn't back up with the rest of my year end copy.
Reply to
Jan Groshan
Your method can be cumbersom in that if you get a data glitch you could lose everything.
I keep two records, a computer record for me and a paper record for my wife ( who has a computer phobia.) I back up my files, 2 of them one for checking and one for investments, to 3.5 disk so I need short files.
To access my old files ( year end copies) I create a shortcut to the QDF file. Your may have to initially select a program (qw.exe).
I try to avoid large databases.
Reply to
John J. Piotrowski
You're right, if my hard drive crashes, I have a problem. But I'm willing to take the risk. I've saved more time over the last 15 years than I would ever spend recreating data from my latest monthly backup.
Reply to
Fred Smith

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