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Saving Quicken Files to 4GB Flash Drive

by Schokers / December 27, 2007 7:13 PM PST

I am using Windows XP Pro SP2. I have Quicken 2000 which I have regularly backed up to 2 separate 1GB Flash drives with no problems. I was recently given a 4GB flash drive which I then used instead of one of the 1GB drives. I had already copied all the existing files from one of the smaller flash drives to the 4GB drive so the file names are on the drive. However, the first time I went to back up the Quicken files directly to this drive (which has over 3GB of free disk space) I got the message "Your backup disk is out of space". The disk is formatted as NTFS and I have no problems saving files to this drive from other applications e.g. Excel. Is the size of the flash drive an issue?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2007 1:08 AM PST

Due to Quicken's programming you'll see that. You know what Quicken will tell you so the cheap exit is to stick with FAT32 1GB sticks.


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Thanks Bob
by Schokers / December 28, 2007 5:48 AM PST
In reply to: Yup.

Looks as if I will have to continue with my current work around. After I save to one of the IGB flash drives, I just copy the files to the 4GB flash drive (although I haven't tried to restore from this drive). By the way, both the IGB flash drives are formatted as NTFS also

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(NT) Why copy from the 1 Gb to the 4 Gb?
by Kees Bakker / December 28, 2007 6:11 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks Bob
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by Schokers / December 28, 2007 6:19 AM PST

I am a belt and braces person (trust you understand the Aussie idiom) and like to be doubly backed up. As I now use the 4GB flash drive as one of my 2 backup flash drives for all key files, the only way to get the updated Quicken files on to it is to copy them from the 1GB drive which will accept the backup directly from Quicken.

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