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4/11/19
Goggle Backup and Sync locking out large files after backup 0 Recommended Answers 23 Replies 63 Upvotes
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I have some very large quicken files (150mb) after GBS has backed up those files it keeps the files locked.  Hence, I cannot run Quicken on those files.  Pausing GBS does no good as the only remedy is to exit GBS.  I have reinstalled GBS .. and recently wiped out my hard disk and reinstalled windows with GBS but to no avail.

This is my second email on this matter and have not received a remedy.  

Windows 10
Backup and Sync Version: 3.43.2448.9071
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4/12/19
I have EXACTLY the same problem and workaround.
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4/12/19

My work around is to use a batch file to rename the quicken data file, rename it back, and then and start Quicken, with a delay of a few seconds between renaming and starting Quicken, depending on the speed of your computer, you might need to adjust the Timeout wait seconds. Create a shortcut to the Batch files, so you can change the icon.

rename "D:\PATH\QUICKEN_Date_File.qdf" "QUICKEN_Date_File_Renamed.qdf"
Timeout 7
rename "D:\PATH\QUICKEN_Date_File_Renamed.qdf" "QUICKEN_Date_File.qdf"
Timeout 1
Start "" /i "C:\Program Files (x86)\Quicken\qw.exe"
exit
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5/11/19
I am having a similar problem with using Quicken in conjunction with Google Backup and Sync (GBS) that seems to be a result of GBS immediately updating Quicken files while I am in and updating my Quicken program.  I was wondering if the following suggestion would work to resolve this problem.  What if you "pause" GBS every time before opening your Quicken software then click to "resume" GBS after you have updated Quicken and closed the program on your computer?  Please let me know your thoughts on this and thank you in advance for taking the time.
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5/23/19
Same here. No answer from Google ?
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7/3/19
I've had this problem for years. I need to put my working files on OneDrive - it's so insanely annoying :(

The worst part is that the files sometimes just disappear into thin air. Can't believe Google hasn't fixed this yet.
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7/24/19
I have this same problem too. Incidentally, Dropbox does NOT have this issue. I just couldn't justify the price increase for as little space that I use, so I came back to Google Drive.

Would be nice for Google to fix this, considering it's been a problem for years.

Sigh...
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7/24/19
Gary,
 
It would be great if you could start your own thread and indicate which file types are being locked. The more users that report specific trackable problems, the easier it will be to escalate things.
 
Thanks!
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7/24/19
@MisterCanada: These posts were talking about Quicken files and I indicated that I too have the same problem. I suppose I should have been more specific: my Quicken data file .QDF
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7/25/19
My large files are QDF as well. Over 100mb
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11/1/19
Great fix, William!  Much appreciated and helpful.  

Now, if only someone would actually come up with a legit solution instead of a workaround...
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