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Easy way to back-up Quicken data on new Dell notebook.

by Big Steve / January 13, 2007 12:15 PM PST

I have had a Dell Inspiron 1300 notebook for almost a year which I primarily use to surf the web and send and receive emails. A few days ago I purchased Quicken Basic 2007 and installed it on the notebook.

At the end of the day when I close out my Quicken I'm prompted to back up my data. I haven't backed it up yet but would like to do so. On an old desktop PC I used floppies to back up my Quicken data.

This Dell notebook doesn't have a floppy drive but I could buy an external floppy drive to use to back up the Quicken data but are there other ways available to back up the data? Easier; less expensive ways to back up the data?


Big Steve
Biloxi, Mississippi
01/13/07

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Re: Easy way to back-up Quicken data on new Dell notebook.
by Big Steve / January 13, 2007 4:17 PM PST

Nobody is willing to offer me any advice on how best to go about backing up Quicken data or any data on a notebook? If this isn't the correct forum to post such a question advise which forum is. I guess I should post this one in the "Computer Newbies" forum.


Big Steve
Biloxi, Mississippi
01/14/07

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backup to whatever drive you want
by linkit / January 13, 2007 4:30 PM PST

Go to Quicken 2007 support

Enter the following in the Search box: How do I back up my quicken data file?

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Re: backup to whatever drive you want
by Big Steve / January 14, 2007 2:01 AM PST

Thanks for the post.


Big Steve
Biloxi, Mississippi
01/14/07

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Old Question: Quicken 2007 backup!
by archer88 / August 5, 2007 7:13 AM PDT

Hi -searched the forum and found your old question regarding Quicken 2007! How did you make out with that? I have XP so needless to say, I have learned the hard way, that simply backing up on a CD like we did in the 'old' days, by selecting A Drive and backing up on a floppy just isn't possible! According to Microsoft, in order for Quicken to write a back up file directly to the CD-R or CD-RW, the compact disc must first be formatted and support 'packet writing'. The Windows XP CD recording program does not support packet writing and does not contain a feature to format a recordable CD. So, I have an external hard drive backing it up but I still long for a way to format the re-writable CD's. I know some people are using a staging area saving method which, again, is just too complicated. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Archer.....

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