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Backing up Quicken each month
July 5, 2022
2:16 pm
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Chuck Dunn
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Hi Judy, your non-computer guy here again with another perhaps simple question, (with me there is no other kind of computer questions).

I like to back-up my Quicken checking account every month because the only time the computer will crash is the months I don’t do it and that takes a lot of work to rebuild it.  (maybe a hint to help with that would also be appreciated).  I am backing up to a CD each month and I am seeing that a lot of new computers don’t have cd drives and this one is getting old (6 years).  Planning for the problem, is there a different way to back-up content of the account?  

Judy, We (My Dear Bride and I) watch every show and tip you put out and learn from each.  Taking the course now on how to watch and participate the same time the show is on but having a hard time understanding but we will get it.  

Thanks 

Chuck

July 7, 2022
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Chuck,

If you’re really comfortable with backing up to CD, you can buy aUSB CD drive like this on Amazon.

I prefer using cloud storage for automatic backup. If you get a Dropbox account and set it up with a folder on your computer, all you have to do is store your Quicken data files in that folder and they are automatically backed up all the time. Do you have a Dropbox account now? Or, Microsoft OneDrive would work fine also. If you have a Windows machine, OneDrive is probably already set up – all you need to do is use Quicken tools to move the data file to a folder within OneDrive. Then it is always being backed up to Microsoft servers.

July 7, 2022
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Hi again, another question.  (Not a computer whiz, or even close.  Can’t seem to catch on)  If you have back-up on your computer Dropbox and computer crashes, doesn’t Dropbox also crash?  What are Microsoft servers?

Perhaps somewhere I can find more info on Dropbox.

Once again, thank you for your patience.

Chuck

July 13, 2022
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Sorry for my delay.

If you use Dropbox, you can set it up that anything you create on your computer, and put in the Dropbox folder, is copied/sync’ed to the cloud. So you have 2 copies. Lose the computer copy, you have the cloud. Lose the cloud, you have the computer.

Microsoft servers work the same – it’s called OneDrive. You have a OneDrive folder on your Windows computer, any file or sub-folder you have there on your computer is automatically uploaded and synced to OneDrive in the cloud – on Microsoft’s servers.

See Episode 177

Hope that helps

July 15, 2022
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Thanks for the help.  I just hope no one ever finds a way to sneak in the “cloud” and be where they shouldn’t.  Surprised

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