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Old 03-08-2017, 05:36 PM
curious dude curious dude is offline
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How to delete old files

Hi everyone. We frequently get updated quickbooks files for our clients. In order to not overwrite the existing file, we append today's date to new files coming in.

This results in there being a lot of versions of the same file. We'd like to clear out the old files we won't be using to clear up the Company Files folder.

Is there a preferred method of deletion? Also, what should be deleted if we delete files and folders manually?
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:07 PM
cojhl2 cojhl2 is offline
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You said appended the date to the new file so just delete all except the latest date.
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:09 PM
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I don't mean the actual .QBW executable. I mean all the other files which are created along with it. A file has a number of folders that go along with it.

What folders are these? Also, is it safe to manually delete files this way?
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:04 AM
Joe Williams Joe Williams is offline
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Do a Windows search for file type QBW (*.QBW QB company data files) and then delete to old files.
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