About the Quicken Folder

The Quicken folder includes your Quicken data file. It also contains your attachment, backup, and conversion files.

  • Quicken data file

    The data file is one file, with a file extension of .QDF.

  • Attachment files

    The Attach folder includes the digital images you've attached to transactions or accounts.

  • Backup files

    The BACKUP folder includes backup data that can be helpful if you need to get a file back after you delete it, or if you're having trouble with a password you recently added to your main data file.

  • Conversion files

    When you convert a data file, you will no longer be able to use it in the previous version of Quicken. As a safeguard, Quicken backs up your original data files in the Quicken folder. If you ever need them again, you can find them in the QXXFILES folder, where XX equals the last two digits of the number of the Quicken version you used before conversion. For example, if you are converting from Quicken 2007, the subfolder is named Q07FILES. If you are converting from a version of Quicken that is older that Quicken 98, look in the QW6FILES folder for Quicken 6 files, in the QW5FILES folder for Quicken 5 files, or in the OLDFILES folder for files from all other versions of Quicken.

Quicken stores your Quicken folder in C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\My Documents\Quicken by default. If you installed this or your previous version of Quicken to another location, Quicken leaves your Quicken folder in the location you specified until you reinstall Quicken and specify another location.

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Tip: To find out which version of Quicken you are using, open Quicken go to Help menu and select About Quicken.