Tell me about the Quicken folder

The Quicken folder includes your Quicken data file. It also contains your backup and conversion files. Click a link below for more information.

  • 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're converting from Quicken 2007, the subfolder is named Q07Files. If you're 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 the default location when you install it. 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.

Which operating system are you using? Choose one:

  • I use Windows XP
    The default location is typically C:\Documents and Settings\\My Documents\Quicken.

If you're not sure where your Quicken data file is located on your computer, Quicken can help you find it.

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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.