Rather than renaming the current working file I suggest using File >
Save As to save it with the new name (make sure you are saving to the
right directory). Then when you open Gnucash the next time it will
automatically re-open that file.
On 9 August 2017 at 20:41, Denis_gmail <dlap...@gmail.com> wrote:
> No wonder I was confused! Really appreciate your help and explanations of
> what went wrong.
> Just to be on the safe side I'll make a copy of all those files before
> Thanks again
> Le 2017-08-09 à 13:37, Buddha Buck a écrit :
>> You probably also have a "den.gnucash", a
>> "den.gnucash.20161107142750.gnucash", a
>> "den.gnucash.20161107142750.gnucash.20161201140745.gnucash", and a
>> as well.
>> When you are using GnuCash to work on the file "foo.gnucash", GnuCash will
>> periodically save a backup file with the name
>> "foo.gnucash.<timestamp>.gnucash". It is easy to get lots of these backup
>> files with varying timestamps in your data directory.
>> If you open up the backup file instead of your original data file, so you
>> are working on "foo.gnucash.<timestamp1>.gnucash", GnuCash will create
>> backup files with the name
>> "foo.gnucash.<timestamp1>.gnucash.<timestamp2>.gnucash". If you decide to
>> use that backup file instead of either your original data file or the first
>> backup file, you'll get three timestamps in the filename. It appears that
>> you ended up working on the backup of the backup of the backup of the backup
>> (for a total of 4 timestamps).
>> This can be a problem if you have been putting transactions into the
>> original file after you first started using the backup file instead. In that
>> case, there are unique transactions in two different files that have to get
>> (manually) merged.
>> If you are satisfied that the
>> file is complete and accurate, then I would suggest renaming it to something
>> simpler (like den2.gnucash) and deleting all the other gnucash files that
>> are confusing things.
>> There is a setting that controls how often it makes a backup, and how long
>> it keeps them around.
>> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 1:24 PM Denis_gmail <dlap...@gmail.com
>> <mailto:dlap...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>> There is something I don't understand in the file names used by
>> I must miss something...:-(
>> Today I save the file as usual when exiting (today is >2017-07-20< and
>> the file name used by GnuCash was:)
>> What is even more strange is the fact that this file name NEVER
>> It's always the same and not related to the date.
>> Any comments ?
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