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copy 1 file get 2

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  1. bbxrider

    bbxrider Thread Starter

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    i recently copied and pasted a quickbooks 2007 company file, in the quicken world its a .qbw
    even though i only selected the .qbw the operation resulted in 2 files being copied, the .qbw i selected and a .qbw.nd
    the .qbw.nd is self described as a 'quickbooks configuration' file.
    i was just wondering how this happens? from somewhere, somehow, the copy utility knows that when copying file 'x' to also copy file 'y'
    is this a windows feature or somehow done by intuit?
    bob
     
  2. Gnomad

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    Those are created by Quickbooks. It is a Network Descriptor, it is basically a file to help Quickbook users on a network access the Quickbooks file.
     
  3. bbxrider

    bbxrider Thread Starter

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    yes i understand that quickbooks can utilize such things to manage the application. but when i use windows explorer to select 1 single file, invoke copy and then invoke paste, why/how does the windows explorer program, which has nothing to do with quickbooks, get directed to copy and paste an additional file to the one single one that was selected?
     
  4. rbalaji

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    Are you sure it was copied and not just created by quickbooks when you opened the file you copied? It may contain the same information as the .nd file in the source folder, so it may look like a copy, but it could have been created from scratch.
     
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