QuickBooks Backup - My Flash Drive is Full!


Got a QuickBooks Mess? Call The QuickBooks Gal!

Welcome to the QuickBooks Minute.
I’m Jayne Miller, the QuickBooks Gal.

One of my clients recently asked me why she was getting a message that her back up media was full and how to clean it up so she could continue to use it.

Here's what you need to do:

Open MY COMPUTER

Find the Flash drive or Zip Drive for the back up media you use

Double-click on it to open it

Select VIEW in the upper tool bar of the new window you have opened

Select LIST view so you can see the dates of all of the files

Once open, hold the Control Key down while you right-click on each of the files that you want to delete (keep the most recent 3 - 5)

Then when they are all highlighted in blue, press the delete key. This will eliminate the oldest ones and clear lots of space for you to use.

Typically, you don't need to save lots of back ups....the last 3-5 are probably enough.

Next time: How to set the number of back ups to be stored on your Flash Drive, CD or Zip Drive in QuickBooks.


That's today's QuickBooks Gal minute.
Please come back for more tips and tricks for QuickBooks users.


I’m Jayne Miller, the QuickBooks Gal. Thanks for listening.

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Comments

  1. "Typically, you don't need to save lots of back ups....the last 3-5 are probably enough." - I definitely agree. Having too many back ups will take too much space. Two copies is enough for me. If it is not enough, maybe a bigger flash drive is in order. - Marko

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