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How to do a Year-End-Copy to start a new file for 2013?

I am using Quicken Essential for a MAC
    QEM does not have the Year End Copy feature that the Windows versions have [don't know what the other Mac versions have].

    Why not keep your data in one file?
    I have over 20 yrs of data in my files - wouldn't part with a single transaction or account.

    Many QWin users have used year end copy - and later come here asking how to put "Humpty Dumpty" back together again - a very formidable task.
      I don't know about QE but most of the users here recommend you just hide the accounts. Just make frequent backups. Unreconciled transactions and investments transactions won't be cleared out.

      If you are new to QE (or even not new)…..Here is a link to videos for QE that one of the SuperUsers - JRS made. They are excellent!

      At least watch the first one "Quicken Essentials Quick Start Guide" which is an overview of FAQs.

        See "John in NC" 's comments at the very end of this thread as it pertains to Quicken Essentials:

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