Number of Backup files growing

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20 Jul, 2019 09:06 AM

I am using MD 2019 - latest version on a Mac, Mojave 10.14.5. I have preferences set as shown, yet my current backup folder now contains over 20 backup files!
Can anyone help? It is not a major problem but one I would like to track down the cause of.

  1. 1 Posted by tonyt on 21 Jul, 2019 05:28 PM

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    Anyone help me?

  2. 2 Posted by derekkent23 on 21 Jul, 2019 06:21 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    I am running 2019.3(1881) on windows 10 and my excess backups get deleted, so I am not seeing your issue.
    In your position I would manually delete the excess backups, change the value in the “Keep no more than” value in the box and change the backup folder location and see if it starts working correctly.
    Not a Mac user so don’t know if your current location has any restriction on Moneydance deleting files.
    Also, I would take a look at the Moneydance errlog.txt file to see if that shows up anything.

    Hope this helps.

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