How do I backup my Quicken file using Dropbox on Mac?
After you've set up Dropbox on your computer, you can back up any file, (including your Quicken file or Quicken backups), by placing it in the Dropbox folder. All files in your Dropbox folder are automatically backed up to Dropbox every time a file is added or changed.
You can use Dropbox as a backup tool in a number of ways. Here are just a few options:
Automatically put your Quicken Backup Files on Dropbox
You can create a folder within your Dropbox and place your Quicken Backup file in this location.
- Create a folder in your Dropbox folder (we recommend "Quicken Backup Files")
- Go to Quicken > Preferences...
- On the General preferences tab
- Next to File backup check the Automatically backup data file when quitting Quicken checkbox.
- Click the Backup Folder... A save window will pop-up.
- Navigate to your Dropbox folder and find the "Quicken Backup Files" folder you created in step 1 and click Choose.
Automatic backups will now be saved in your "Quicken Backup Files" folder, which is automatically backed up by Dropbox.
Advanced Tips For Automatic Backup (optional)
If you want to retain all your existing, automatic backups in Dropbox, (along with your Quicken file), move your existing "Automatic Backups" folder to the new Dropbox directory you created in step 1 above. Just make sure it's called "Automatic Backups". However, note that in step 3c above, you should still select the "Quicken Backup Files" (not the "Automatic Backups" folder).
Manually put your Quicken Backup Files on Dropbox
If you don't want backups in your Dropbox automatically, you can just place a backup file there manually as needed.
- Create a folder in your Dropbox folder (we recommend "Quicken Backup Files").
- When you want to do a manual backup, go to File > Save a backup...
- Navigate to your Dropbox folder and find the "Quicken Backup Files" folder you created in step 1 and click Save.
The file you save will be automatically backed up to Dropbox.