http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163 Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving? 2018-05-25T21:20:22Z 2018-05-18T00:13:49Z 7737163 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163 7737163 Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving? 2018-05-25T21:20:22Z 2018-05-18T00:13:49Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor Since I am starting to religiously backup my Quicken Data files, I would like estimates on how many Data File Backups you folks are retaining?<br /><br />For fun, I am testing a Windows Batch Script I created that will show Backup Status and retain a certain number of Backups; deleting older Files via each File's Modified Date (which matches the date found in the File's Name; since each file is created (Modified) only one time).<br /><br />Enclosing some snapshots of the Screens presented via the Batch Script:<br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1730685/RackMultipart20180518-104818-3mg2ci-QknStatPge_inline.PNG?1526601928" title="Image: https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1730685/RackMultipart20180518-104818-3mg2ci-QknStatPge_inline.PNG?1526601928" /><br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1730686/RackMultipart20180518-107122-42q3g6-QknNoBkup_inline.PNG?1526601974" title="Image: https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1730686/RackMultipart20180518-107122-42q3g6-QknNoBkup_inline.PNG?1526601974" /><br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1730687/RackMultipart20180518-112084-15571qh-QknDelPge_inline.PNG?1526602040" title="Image: https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1730687/RackMultipart20180518-112084-15571qh-QknDelPge_inline.PNG?1526602040" /><br /><br /><br />Wish me luck in further developing the Script. I am utilizing Command Parameters for any Options the Script will use. question complete 43 8 1 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19529919 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163 19529919 Roger M responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T02:18:28Z 2018-05-18T02:18:28Z Roger M http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9417436 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11201806/Sailin_medium.jpg r_miller_fpd7roae8x6yg I configure Quicken to save 5 backups in the backup folder. Additionally, I perform a manual backup after EACH session, to Dropbox AND to an external HD.This has always been enough to get me out of any trouble.Happy scripting! 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19529968 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19529919 19529968 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T03:02:57Z 2018-05-18T03:02:57Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor Thanks.&nbsp;<br /><br />And thanks for your information. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530188 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19529919 19530188 QPW responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T06:36:34Z 2018-05-18T06:36:34Z QPW http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8342820 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875282/original_medium.gif qpw Personally I don't use Quicken's backup system.<br /><br />My Quicken data file is only one important file to me.&nbsp; I backup all my files to a NAS and offline using CrashPlan.&nbsp; To the NAS all files that changed in the last 10 minutes, offline every hour.<br /><br />In fact, I don't even consider my Quicken data file my most important file.&nbsp; My email would probably be the most important to me. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530319 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19529919 19530319 Clayton responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T09:16:35Z 2018-05-18T09:16:35Z Clayton http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8917370 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11215420/WileECoyote_medium.jpg clayton_ctkngp0g82yug I too run a batch file after every program exit copying my backup <b>AND</b> the .QDF data file to an External Drive, a WD Elements 2 TB unit. On the PC is only one copy of each of these files. On the WD Elements I keep 10 of the backups. Weekly paring down the ones that would just take up room and maintaining a weekly file.<br /><br />I do like your script and would like to have a copy of it. Might make some of my efforts easier. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530556 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163 19530556 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T12:46:06Z 2018-05-18T12:46:06Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor <a href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/clayton_ctkngp0g82yug" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//getsatisfactioncom/quickencommunity/people/clayton_ctkngp0g82yug">Clayton,</a> Here is my Script. I do not know if copying and pasting the Script will lose any of its functions ability or not. The only recoding that needs to be done in the Script itself is the changing of the Backup Directory Set Command to reflect your Backup Directory.<br /><br />As for Command Parameters:<br /><br />1. Command Parameter #1 = Number of Files to Retain (0 thru infinity). If the value is 0, than the Script will only show Statistics about your Backup Data as shown in Screen Shot Number 1. If Blank or contains an Alphanumeric character such as a * (denoting a second Command Parameter present), the default value will be used. Feel free to change the hardcoded value.<br /><u></u><br />2. Command Parameter #2 = Number of Lines to list as shown in all 3 Screen Shots. If the value is 0, no listing will be attempted. Of course, if blank, the default number of files will be listed. Again, feel free to change the hardcoded value.<br /><br /><br />Well, I think that is it. Have fun. (grin)<br /><br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />@Echo off<br />color 4f<br />rem color f0<br />title Quicken Backup Data File Clean-Up Utility<br />setlocal enableextensions<br />rem *****************************************************************************<br />rem ******&nbsp; Data File Utility in working with Quicken Data Backups *******<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; To be utilized with Windows 7 and above Operating Systems.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Date format = (06/08/2015)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Time format = (13:05 - 24 hour setting)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Backup Drive = E - External Portable Drive)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />rem *****************************************************************************<br />rem **&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Please replace the following (SET) line with you own &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; **<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Directory location&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />set Bkupfolder=E:\Quicken Data Backups<br />rem *****************************************************************************<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Date format = 06/08/2015)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />set CurDate=%DATE%<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Time format = (13:05:60:MS - 24 hour setting))&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Morning Hours have leading space vs leading zero.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />set ActHR=%TIME:~0,2%<br />if "%TIME:~0,1%"==" "&nbsp; set ActHR=0%ActHR:~1,1%<br />set CurTime=%ActHR%%TIME:~2,3%<br />rem ******************************************************************************<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Calculate the Run Julian Date&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />set DSYr=%DATE:~6,4%<br />set DSMth=%DATE:~0,2%<br />set DSDay=%DATE:~3,2%<br />rem -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />call :CvtJulian %DSMth% %DSDay% %DSYr%<br />rem -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />set RunJDN=%JDN%<br />rem *******************************************************************************<br />rem * The Script will utilize the keeping of the number of days of Quicken Data &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />rem * Backup Files as specified by the Retain Files Field shown below. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />rem * &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />rem * If the Retain Files Field has a Value of Zero (0), the Script will only &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; * <br />rem * display Statistics about the Files in the Directory. Otherwise, it will set &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; *<br />rem * the "Retain Files" Interval by utilizing Julian Dates to convert the New &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; *<br />rem * Date Limit formatted YYYY-MM-DD in showing for Informational purposes only. *<br />rem *&nbsp; (The below Retain Files Field Value will keep two weeks of Quicken Data &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp; Backup Files in the Backup Directory; if no User Input via Command Line.) &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; *<br />rem ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Accept any Incoming User Number of Files to Retain&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />if "%~1" lss "0"&nbsp; (<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; set Dayts=14<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ) else (<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; set /a Dayts=%~1+0 ) <br />rem -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />set RetainFiles=%Dayts%<br />rem -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />set /a AdjJDN=%RunJDN%-%RetainFiles%+1<br />call :CvtDate %AdjJDN%<br />set CutDate=%yy%-%mm%-%dd%<br />rem ***********************************************************************************<br />rem *&nbsp; The Script will also utilize the keeping of the number of Files to View&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />rem *&nbsp; as specified by the Num of Fles Field shown below. If the User Input is *<br />rem *&nbsp; found to be a zero (0), no listing of files will be initiated. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />rem *&nbsp; ** Also currently the Script will only allow entries of 0 thru 9. due to &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />rem *&nbsp; ** the Creator's inexperienced in allowing two-digit numbers in the coded&nbsp; *<br />rem *&nbsp; ** dir commands. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; *<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp; (The below Number of Fles Field Value will list 5 Files in the Backup&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Directory; if no User Input via Command Line.) &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; *<br />rem --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Accept any Incoming User Number of Files to List &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />if "%~2" equ ""&nbsp; (<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; set Filets=5<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ) else (<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; set /a Filets=%~2+0 ) <br />rem ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />set NumofFles=%Filets%<br />if %NumofFles% gtr 9&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; set NumofFles=9<br />rem ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />rem *************************************************************************************<br />cls<br />Echo(<br />Echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Quicken Data File Clean-Up Utility<br />Echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; %CurDate%&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; %CurTime%<br />Echo(<br />Echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ** Retrieving Backup Data Files. **<br />rem ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />If %RetainFiles% equ 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; goto ShwDir<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You have chosen to keep the latest %RetainFiles% Files in the Directory;<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (%Bkupfolder%)<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />goto Cont<br />rem ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />:ShwDir rem ************************ Label ShwDir ***********************************<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You have chosen to keep your Data Files in the Directory;<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (%Bkupfolder%)<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />rem **************************************************************************************<br />:Cont rem ************************** Label Cont ***************************************<br />set BkupDrv=%Bkupfolder:~0,2%<br />rem ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />%BkupDrv%<br />cd %Bkupfolder%<br />rem **************************************************************************************<br />rem ******&nbsp; Check to see if there are data files in Directory *************************<br />set ctr=0<br />for %%x in (*) do set /a ctr+=1<br />If %ctr% neq 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; goto Cont1<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NO Backup Data Files in Directory!! <br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />goto EndPrc<br />rem ****************************************************************************************<br />:Cont1 rem ************************* Label Cont1 ***************************************<br />If %RetainFiles% equ 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; goto ShwStat<br />rem ******&nbsp; Check No. of Files to see if there are more data files than needed ******<br />If %ctr% leq %RetainFiles%&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; goto Cont2<br />rem --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There are %ctr% data files in the Directory.<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Any Backup Data File having a Modified Date previous to the one below shown <br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; will be deleted.<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (%CutDate%)<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (The Above Modified Date will also match the Date found in the selected&nbsp; <br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Backup Data File Names; since each Backup Data File was created (Modified)&nbsp; <br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; only ONCE).<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />rem *******************************************************************************************<br />forfiles /d -%RetainFiles% /c "cmd /c del /q @file"&gt;nul<br />rem ******&nbsp; Retrieve the revised number of data files in the Directory. ******************<br />set ctr1=0<br />for %%x in (*) do set /a ctr1+=1<br />set /a DelCnt=%ctr%-%ctr1%<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Number of Files deleted = %DelCnt%. <br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />set ctr=%ctr1%<br />goto Cont3<br />rem ******************************************************************************************<br />:ShwStat rem *********************** Label ShwStat **************************************<br />If %ctr% equ 1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; goto Show&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There are %ctr% data files in the Directory.<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />If %NumofFles% equ 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; goto EndPrc<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Listing up to the first %NumofFles% newest entries in the Directory.<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />dir /b /p /w /o-d|findstr/n ^^|findstr "^[1-%NumofFles%]:"<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />goto Cont4<br />:Show rem ************************** Label Show *****************************************<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There is only %ctr% data file in the Directory.<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />If %NumofFles% equ 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; goto EndPrc<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Listing the only entry in the Directory.<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />dir /b /p /w /o-d|findstr/n ^^|findstr "^[1-1]:"<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />rem ******************************************************************************************<br />:Cont2 rem ************************* Label Cont2 *****************************************<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Found no Backup Data Files exceeding the %RetainFiles%-File Limit to Delete.<br />rem ******************************************************************************************<br />:Cont3 rem ************************* Label Cont3 *****************************************<br />If %ctr% equ 1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; goto Show1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There are %ctr% data files in the Directory.<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />rem ******************************************************************************************<br />:Cont4 rem ************************* Label Cont4 ******************************************<br />If %NumofFles% equ 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; goto EndPrc<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Listing up to the first %NumofFles% oldest entries in the Directory.<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />dir /b /p /w /od|findstr/n ^^|findstr "^[1-%NumofFles%]:"<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />goto EndPrc<br />:Show1 rem ************************* Label Show1 *****************************************<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There is only %ctr% data file in the Directory.<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />If %NumofFles% equ 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; goto EndPrc<br />echo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Listing the only entry in the Directory.<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />dir /b /p /w /od|findstr/n ^^|findstr "^[1-1]:"<br />echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />rem *******************************************************************************************<br />:EndPrc rem ************************* Label EndPrc ***************************************<br />pause<br />endlocal<br />color<br />exit /b<br />rem *******************************************************************************************<br />rem ********************************* Subroutines *******************************************<br />rem *******************************************************************************************<br />:CvtJulian rem ******************* Subroutine CvtJulian ***********************************<br />rem *******&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Convert Date to Julian Day Number&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *******<br />rem ****&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Retrieve Month, Day, and Year Values&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ****<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Date format = 06/08/2015)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />set mm=%1%<br />set dd=%2%<br />set yy=%3%<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Eliminate Left Zeros (dd &amp; mm)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />set /a dd=10%dd% %% 100, mm=10%mm% %% 100<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Calculate Julian Day Number&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />if %mm% lss 3&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; set /a mm+=12, yy-=1<br />set /a A=yy/100, B=A/4, C=2-A+B, E=36525*(yy+4716)/100, F=306*(mm+1)/10<br />set /a JDN=C+dd+E+F-1524<br />exit /b<br />rem ********************************************************************************************<br />:CvtDate rem ********************** Subroutine CvtDate ************************************<br />rem **&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Convert Julian Day Number to Month, Day, Year&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; **<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Date format = 06/08/2015)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />set /a W=(%1*100-186721625)/3652425, X=W/4, A=%1+1+W-X, B=A+1524<br />set /a C=(B*100-12210)/36525, D=36525*C/100, E=(B-D)*10000/306001, F=306001*E/10000<br />set /a dd=B-D-F, mm=E-1, yy=C-4716<br />if %mm% gtr 12&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; set /a mm-=12, yy+=1<br />rem *&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Insert Left Zeros, If needed&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<br />if %dd% lss 10&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; set dd=0%dd%<br />if %mm% lss 10&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; set mm=0%mm%<br />exit /b<br /><br />--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530605 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163 19530605 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T13:05:46Z 2018-05-18T13:05:46Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor <a href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/qpw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">QPW,</a> Wow! Sounds interesting.<br /><br />I employ an additional backup agent (Norton Security with Backup) to do Schedule Daily backups at night, and Schedule Weekly backups on the first day of the Week after the Daily backup.<br /><br />What I do not understand is these folks that have to go back to their backups one or two month(s) prior to fix Quicken problems. It seems to me that they would be aware of their problem one or two days after it occurred, and retrieve a more recent backup. Why go all the way back one to two months. Oh well, to each their own. (grin) 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530628 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530556 19530628 Clayton responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T13:19:21Z 2018-05-18T13:19:21Z Clayton http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8917370 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11215420/WileECoyote_medium.jpg clayton_ctkngp0g82yug WOW! Thanks @<a href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/gerald_achor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/gerald_achor">Jerry</a> you are better at this than I am. Now I've got something to work on (play with) for the next day or so.<br /><br />Thank you Sir and have a good day. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530631 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163 19530631 splasher responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T13:19:48Z 2018-05-18T13:19:48Z splasher http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/2941081 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10943428/sherlock_puppy_avatar_medium.jpg oldsplasher I don't use Quicken's Automatic Backup routine at all, everything I do is Quicken Manual Backups.<br /><br /><br />On a NAS drive, I do a backup after any Quicken session that makes changes to my data file, except downloading quotes in the evening, so I generally have a new backup most days.<br /><br />I keep all of those for at least 6 months.&nbsp; After that, I keep the last backup of the month for the next 2 years of history.&nbsp; Past that, I keep the last one of the year.<br /><br /><br />Separate from that, I have two 4GB thumbdrives and use one to store a backup from the 1st and the other stores a backup from the 15th.&nbsp; I only delete from them when they run out of space and then delete the oldest year on them.<br /><br /><br />I also use cloud storage for overall daily backups of the computer. 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530676 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530556 19530676 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T13:44:37Z 2018-05-18T13:44:37Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor Any time.<br /><br />This might be a result of my 32 years as a System Programmer (LOL) 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530683 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530631 19530683 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T13:48:58Z 2018-05-18T13:48:58Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor <a href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/oldsplasher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">splasher</a>, Thanks for your input. I might change my script to retain 90 or so days of backup files. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530780 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530631 19530780 mshiggins responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T14:32:47Z 2018-05-18T14:32:47Z mshiggins http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/2779851 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875349/original_medium.PNG mshiggins Those older backups can come in handy. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530834 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530631 19530834 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T14:56:11Z 2018-05-18T14:56:11Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor <a href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/mshiggins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mshiggins,</a> I can imagine.<br /><br />I am fortunate in not having to restore a backup as of yet (except for testing the procedure). 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530847 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530556 19530847 Clayton responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T15:04:24Z 2018-05-18T15:04:24Z Clayton http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8917370 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11215420/WileECoyote_medium.jpg clayton_ctkngp0g82yug Hate to have to ask, but which Folder do you keep the script in? 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530862 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530556 19530862 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T15:14:00Z 2018-05-18T15:14:00Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor I have a Folder by the name of "Batch Jobs" under my Window Users Folder. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531179 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530556 19531179 Clayton responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T17:02:39Z 2018-05-18T17:02:39Z Clayton http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8917370 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11215420/WileECoyote_medium.jpg clayton_ctkngp0g82yug I'm doing something wrong. This is my&nbsp;<br /><br /><i>set Bkupfolder="E:\Users\Clayton\Documents\Quicken\Backup"</i><br /><br />and I use a C:\Utilities folder that's in the environment variable (path) but the routine only works in the folder I have it in. Glad I had that folder backed up! Moving it to the backup folder on my external drive&nbsp;<i>"E:\Users\Clayton\Documents\Quicken\BACKUP"</i> it returns the error<b> Access Denied</b>. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531377 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530556 19531377 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T18:41:38Z 2018-05-18T18:41:38Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor What happens when you right-click on the Job Name and select "Run as Administrator" - no matter where your have the Job?&nbsp; 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531442 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530605 19531442 splasher responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T19:11:01Z 2018-05-18T19:11:01Z splasher http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/2941081 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10943428/sherlock_puppy_avatar_medium.jpg oldsplasher They could be once or twice a month users and only make monthly backups.&nbsp; Some users like to devote a day to doing Quicken rather than a little time each day or every other day.&nbsp; I prefer my pain in small increments. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531446 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530605 19531446 Clayton responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T19:15:00Z 2018-05-18T19:15:00Z Clayton http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8917370 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11215420/WileECoyote_medium.jpg clayton_ctkngp0g82yug <i>"I prefer my pain in small increments."&nbsp;</i>likewise. It avoids the odd nasty surprise finding out your card has been compromised a week or two after the fact. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531479 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163 19531479 Scott responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T19:31:47Z 2018-05-18T19:31:47Z Scott http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/5400401 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/dd3b135c6a884139583e85bbc39fcc38?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG scott_5097485 FWIW, I keep things simple. My backup of the original QDF are to both a local (and separate) hard drive and to Carbonite as the file changes (daily).&nbsp; So, 3 copies of the same file across, 3 devices and 2 locations. I no longer use Quicken's backup feature.<br />Scott2018 QW HBR r8.10 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531544 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531479 19531544 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T20:11:56Z 2018-05-18T20:11:56Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor Sounds good! 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531548 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530556 19531548 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T20:14:20Z 2018-05-18T20:14:20Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor <a href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/clayton_ctkngp0g82yug" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clayton,</a> still having troubles? 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531549 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530556 19531549 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T20:14:20Z 2018-05-18T20:14:20Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor <a href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/clayton_ctkngp0g82yug" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clayton,</a> still having troubles? 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531557 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19530605 19531557 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T20:20:03Z 2018-05-18T20:20:03Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor I guess that you do have those sort of people who are too busy to spend a small amount of time each day updating their financial data.. Must save a lot of paper receipts! (grin) 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531572 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163 19531572 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T20:25:07Z 2018-05-18T20:25:07Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor <a href="https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/people/clayton_ctkngp0g82yug" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clayton</a> is your Account in your Window OS flagged as Administrator or Standard? 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531613 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531479 19531613 Scott responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T20:37:56Z 2018-05-18T20:37:56Z Scott http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/5400401 https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/dd3b135c6a884139583e85bbc39fcc38?d=identicon&s=55&r=PG scott_5097485 I appreciate you sharing your effort, for sure.&nbsp;&nbsp; 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531674 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531572 19531674 Clayton responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-18T21:07:11Z 2018-05-18T21:07:11Z Clayton http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8917370 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11215420/WileECoyote_medium.jpg clayton_ctkngp0g82yug Local Administrator 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531979 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531572 19531979 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-19T01:07:02Z 2018-05-19T01:07:02Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor let's start all over again. (grin)<br /><br />I was confused by your comment<i>&nbsp; "but the routine only works in the folder I have it in.".<br /><br />The global </i><i>set Bkupfolder="E:\Users\Clayton\Documents\Quicken\Backup"<br />only points to the Folder where only your Backup Files reside; not the Script itself.</i><br /><br />You should always run the Script from where it physically resides <i>(C:\Utilities).</i><br /><br />Since I am always faced with the Windows Desktop, what helps me is to go to where the program physically resides;<br />1. Right click on it's Name and choose&nbsp;<i>(Send to&gt;Desktop (create shortcut))</i><i> </i> from the dropdown menus.<br />2. Then on the Windows Desktop, move the shortcut Icon to where you want it to reside.<br />3. Rename the shortcut icon title if you want.<br /><br />What is neat is when you right-click on the Icon, a menu appears on which you can choose many options; like&nbsp;<b>Edit.&nbsp;</b>This will open an Editor Program like Notepad with the Script coding so that one can change, add, delete any part of the coding. After one finishing changing the coding, one should save the changes.<br /><br /><br />Then, all you have to do is click on the Icon to execute the Script.<br /><br /><br />Does this make any sense? (grin) 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531986 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531572 19531986 Clayton responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-19T01:19:13Z 2018-05-19T01:19:13Z Clayton http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8917370 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11215420/WileECoyote_medium.jpg clayton_ctkngp0g82yug Oh it completely makes sense. BUT residing in C:\Utilities and running it, it deletes most of the files in that folder and none in the E:\Users\Clayton\Documents\Quicken\Backup folder. Not knowing where you ran it from, I moved it oi the E:\... and ran it from there giving me the Access Denied error.<br /><br />I realize I'm not close to your abilities, but I'm not giving up on it either. This IS a handy script. One I can use. I certainly appreciate your efforts and time. Thank you. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19532016 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531572 19532016 Jerry responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-19T01:43:47Z 2018-05-19T01:43:47Z Jerry http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/3669007 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10875370/original_medium.jpg gerald_achor Here is where I am running it from. Notice the Pathway Line at the top of the Window.<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1730888/RackMultipart20180519-37424-1juliij-Batch_Folder_inline.PNG?1526693622" title="Image: https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1730888/RackMultipart20180519-37424-1juliij-Batch_Folder_inline.PNG?1526693622" /><br />It is actually in my "Windows (C:)/Users/jerry/batch jobs" Folder. 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19532299 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7737163/replies/19531572 19532299 Clayton responded to "Would like to know from Window Users, how many Backup Data Files are you saving?" 2018-05-19T09:19:32Z 2018-05-19T09:19:32Z Clayton http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8917370 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11215420/WileECoyote_medium.jpg clayton_ctkngp0g82yug Much the same as here:<br /><br /><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1730909/RackMultipart20180519-121314-iql4ig-Capture_inline.PNG?1526721509" title="Image: https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1730909/RackMultipart20180519-121314-iql4ig-Capture_inline.PNG?1526721509" /> 0