Chapter 9

Housekeeping for Quicken

In This Chapter

arrow Backing up your Quicken data

arrow Knowing when and how often to back up your data

arrow Knowing what to do if you lose your Quicken data

arrow Creating and working with more than one set of Quicken data

arrow Setting up a new file password

arrow Changing a file password

Okay, you don’t have to worry about chasing dust bunnies in Quicken, but you do have to take care of little housekeeping tasks. This chapter describes these chores and how to do them right, with minimal hassle.

Backing Up Is Hard to Do

You should back up the files that Quicken uses to store your financial records. But you need to know how to back up before you can back up.

Backing up the quick-and-dirty way

You’re busy. You don’t have time to fool around. You just want to do a passable job backing up files. Sound like your situation? Then follow these steps:

  1. Insert a writable CD into the appropriate ...

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