Quicken Online Backup is a stand-alone add-on tool that works in conjunction with other Quicken products, such as Quicken Rental Property Manager, Quicken Bill Pay, and Quicken Rewards Visa Card. The program does, however, display an icon in the System Tray. By clicking on any of those icons, the application will launch, and by double-clicking it, a drop-down menu will appear. The initial backup of files may take a few minutes to complete, depending on the speed of your Internet connection and the number of files to be backed up.
How do I backup Quicken Online?
When you create a backup of your Quicken data, you safeguard your financial data (including reports, passwords, accounts, and attachments). This is a way to safeguard your records in the event of a computer failure or to transfer data between computers.
- Choose File > Backup and Restore > Quicken File Backup…
- You’ll have two backup options: either to your computer or an external drive (such as a USB thumb drive), or to Dropbox.
- To assist in identifying your most recent backup, check the box next to Add date to backup file name.
- Quicken will display the location of your backup file, as well as the file’s name (this is typically your Quicken file name followed by .QDF-backup).
- C: Users [your name]DocumentsQuickenBACKUP is the default location for backup files, and we recommend that you leave it unchanged.
- To change this location, click Change… and then navigate to the folder where you want to save the backup. Once you’ve made your selection, click Save.
- Click Restart Now.
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Does Quicken offer cloud backup?
Between Quicken Desktop, Quicken Mobile, and Quicken on the Web, the Quicken Cloud stores and transmits your data. If the Check for Updates option is not visible, you can still update using the One Step Update by performing the following steps:
Additionally, the Quicken Cloud is not a backup; you cannot restore Quicken data from it, and you cannot access the Quicken Cloud from anywhere other than the desktop and mobile Quicken products.
To disable cloud sync in One Step Update, uncheck the box next to Sync to Quicken Cloud in the One Step Update Settings screen.
How safe is Quicken cloud?
Quicken Cloud downloads the most recent transactions from your banks automatically. On your mobile device or via Quicken on the Web, you’ll always have the most recent transactions. This enables you to view and edit transactions from any location with an internet connection. Bear in mind that the Quicken Cloud data is not a backup. The original data/data file remains on your desktop. Quicken Cloud data cannot be used to restore Quicken Desktop data.
After configuring mobile and web sync in your Quicken file, transactions will begin syncing to the Quicken Cloud, from which they can be synced to your mobile device or Quicken on the Web. When you use Quicken Mobile or Quicken on the Web, the Quicken Cloud stores any changes you make to your transactions; ensure that you sync your cloud data on Quicken Desktop (Windows or Mac) before making changes on the desktop software; otherwise, changes you make on the web or mobile may be overwritten in your desktop data file.
Between your desktop and the Quicken Cloud, as well as between your Cloud account and Quicken desktop, information flows in both directions. A two-way sync allows you to make changes to a transaction (such as categorizing it, adding a recent purchase, or attaching a receipt) on your mobile device and have those changes automatically sync to your Quicken desktop program and add them to your Quicken file.
After syncing, all of your data will be consistent: transactions, balances, and budget results, regardless of how you view your data. There is no limit to the amount of data that can be synced to Quicken Cloud in a single file.
Please keep in mind that transactions will only be synchronized back to May 1st, 2017.
- You should log in to Quicken Mobile and Quicken on the Web using your Quicken ID. Your Quicken file is associated with your Quicken ID; use your Quicken ID to log in and sync your mobile device with your Quicken file.
- Quicken Cloud data can now be deleted, provided that at least one data file has been synced to the cloud.
Can I back up Quicken to Google Drive?
Sharing a single Quicken file across multiple computers is not recommended or supported for inexperienced or non-technical users. This is because concurrently opening the same Quicken file on multiple computers can result in data loss or file corruption. If a file is damage, you force to restore it from a backup. Subscription Release users can access Quicken on the Web from any computer to review their accounts without installing Quicken or moving data files.
If you do decide to use Dropbox to share Quicken files across multiple computers, you must adhere to the following rules:
- Never open your Quicken file on two computers concurrently. This will result in file corruption.
- Never open a Dropbox data file or backup file directly. To avoid file damage, always move the file to your desktop computer before opening it.
- Maintain frequent, automatic backups in case a file is accidentally accessed on multiple computers at the same time.
Online Backup of your Quicken data files can be stored on services such as OneDrive or Google Drive. We do not recommend storing your active data files on these drives, nor do we recommend installing Quicken on them. If you restore a file from your cloud drive, ensure that the restored file is saved locally on your hard drive prior to using it.
Can I access my Quicken account online?
Quicken on the Web can be accessed directly at app.quicken.com/login or by visiting Quicken.com > Sign In > Quicken on the Web. Bear in mind that you must sign in with your Quicken ID.
When you update Quicken, you’re downloading and installing a free patch release for the current version of Quicken. The distinctions between updates, upgrades, and versions can be found here.
How do I know if I need to update my software?
When you download transactions from your bank, Quicken also verifies that you are using the most recent version. If you are not, Quicken will notify you that you need to update. Additionally, you can determine your Quicken release version by selecting Help > About Quicken.
To update Quicken, follow these steps:
- To check for updates, navigate to Help > Check for Updates. If you do not see the Check for Updates option, follow the instructions below to update Quicken via One Step Update.
- If an update is available, you prompt to install it.
- To install the update, click yes.
Quicken Update via One-Step Update
You can still update using the One-Step Update by following these steps:
- Select Tools > One-Step Update from the menu bar.
- Click the Update Now button.
- If an update is available, Quicken displays a message with a link to a description of the update’s contents and a download button.
- To initiate the patch download, click the Download Update button.
If you have encrypted your Quicken file with a password or if you are unable to restore your backup file on a new computer, then consult with Quicken online backup advisors and get proper help from the professionals.