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Subject:  Re: REUSING Quicken 2000? Date:  1/5/2001  10:11 AM
Author:  Patzer Number:  2867 of 3687

I'm wondering what would be the advantage of creating the new file? Seems like you would have to start all over again entering all accounts and holdings.

To be honest, I don't see any advantage of doing this for your major file; that was just what the original poster indicated he/she wanted to do. I see an advantage to doing this for something you really want to keep separate from your own finances, e.g. custodial accounts for your kids.

What I do more often is save my file under a different name for test purposes. I can then try things in the test file to see what they do. If they don't work out the way I'd like, I just delete the test file and start over from the original file. This is also a great way to figure out a "what's the best way to do such and such" question without messing up your real data.

Patzer
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