[NA-User] NA log file extensions

David A. Pruett k8cc@comcast.net
Mon, 07 Oct 2002 00:03:49 -0400


I don't think this will be a problem.  Since it appears, as you observed, 
that Quicken doesn't damage the file when it opens it, the only real issue 
is the  Windows double click which starts Quicken, not NA.

On my main machine, which is not used for logging but IS used for 
logchecking the ARRL 160 and ARRL 10 contests (plus MiQP and OhQP), I set 
up the .QDF association under Win98 to launch NA when a .QDF is 
double-clicked.  I can do this because I don't use Quicken.

BTW, we've been using the .QDF file extention since 1992.  We were here 
first :-)


At 11:28 PM 10/6/02 -0400, john-k1rc@juno.com wrote:
>Hi all,
>Just noticed something unusual in Version 1056.
>I've recently loaded Quicken 2000 on the shack PC.
>That pkg uses the file extension .QDF for its data files.
>I have Ver 1056 configured where the various files are
>in sub-folders such as: \CRT, \MLT, \QDF and \OUT.
>(normal stuff).
>When I was looking at the Logfile folder, I noticed that all
>the  .QDF files have a file type label of
>" Quicken QDF Data File "
>I tried double-clicking on an old QDF Logfile to open it
>and Quicken booted up. (If you want to look at the file
>without booting Quicken, right-click on the file and do
>an "Open with", then select your file viewer or editor..)
>It reported   data losses in the file and the losses were
>described in the file "Data_Log.txt".
>I tried viewing the file and Quicken reported
>"Cant find "C:\NA1056\QDF \DATA_LOG.TXT file. Create one?
>I clicked "YES" and it reported "Data file empty, can't open file."
>I closed out Quicken then booted up NA and ran that old logfile...
>The file looks and runs ok, so I don't think any damage was done.
>I think if I keep the QDF files in their respective application
>folders, everything should be ok.....
>Does anyone see any potential problems with both applications
>using the same file extension for their data files???
>Just thought I'd put this info on the reflector for general
>John K1RC
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