Is it good that my client changes the name of the quickbooks data file every time they restore a backup file from me. They add a date to the name.

My client sends me a backup.  I restore and work on the back up and send it back to my client. They restore my backup and add a date to the file name.  I am concerned they will end up with many data files but they say that the other name is deleted or overridden.  Does this complicate the connection to all the other quickbooks support files and logs?  Example:  Original company name " Test", the new name would be "Test 11-18-18"  Thank you.

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This is the Windows Filename, not the Company File. They are affecting anything linked externally, if they use these functions, including Saved Attachments and Loan Manager.

You are right to be concerned; I have been called in to help someone who could not figure out which of their more than 2 dozen files across three computers was the one they worked in two days earlier, that's how confused they got because of their tendency to restore and rename all over the office across too many different computers. It's a simple housekeeping task; as you know, not everyone keeps a tidy office closet, either.

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