Back up your Quicken data to safeguard your financial data from potential disk drive failures, data integrity issues, or to correct data entry mishaps.
Backing up your data file each time you use Quicken will minimize the amount of info that would need to be recreated if you restore a backup.
Back up your Quicken data
Quicken can remind you to back up your file
Quicken Online Backup is the only way to back up your Quicken data file directly to the Web from within Quicken. A high-speed connection is recommended.
After you sign up or if you are already registered
By default, Quicken Online Backup backs up only your Quicken data file from within Quicken. However, if you open the full Quicken Online Backup product (Click Start, and then choose All Programs > Quicken > Quicken Online Backup, and then specify that you want to include additional files in your backup, all the files that you specify in the full Quicken Online Backup product will be included in the next backup you make from within Quicken. If you don't want to back up more than just your Quicken data file from within Quicken, modify the files you want to include in the full Quicken Online Backup product.
Restore your Quicken data
Restoring a backup file replaces your current data with the data stored on the backup disk. Be aware that you will lose any changes you made to your file since the backup was created. If you want to preserve the current file, you must rename the current file or the file you are restoring.
Quicken creates a historical copy of your data every seven days and stores five of these copies in a BACKUP folder. If the backup file you've created becomes damaged, you may be able to restore an automatic backup and save yourself the need to reenter some data.
Check to see if automatic backups is turned on (this is on by default)
Restore an automatic backup
A dialog lists the last 90 days of backups you have made of each Quicken data file that you are backing up online. The file with the most recent date and time stamp is the most recently backed up data file.
Any attachments that were backed up with your Quicken data file are automatically restored as part of the file restoration process.