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Andre
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      04-07-2010, 03:51 PM
I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for us.
So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate that
software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was succesfull,
but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from 2002
till today to found the error???
What other software will work as Money???
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      04-08-2010, 03:30 AM
Hi Andre, Try Moneydance. You can d/l a free trial version at their
website. HTH -Kevin N.

"Andre" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for
>us.
> So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate
> that
> software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was
> succesfull,
> but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
> original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from
> 2002
> till today to found the error???
> What other software will work as Money???
> Thanks



 
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Bob Peel
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      04-08-2010, 06:44 AM
Unless you are heavily dependant on downloads why move away from Money?

There are posters on here who are still using versions back to Money 95 and
MS stopped supporting them a looooong time ago!

Bob Peel

"Andre" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for
> us.
> So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate
> that
> software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was
> succesfull,
> but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
> original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from
> 2002
> till today to found the error???
> What other software will work as Money???
> Thanks


 
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      04-09-2010, 11:08 PM
Did you look at your log file on the conversion? I converted all my
data from 1996 and it balanced to the penny after I found few errors in
my Money Data. Also, did you use the published procedures step-by-step?

Sorry it didn't work out for you!

On 4/7/2010 11:51 AM, Andre wrote:
> I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for us.
> So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate that
> software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was succesfull,
> but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
> original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from 2002
> till today to found the error???
> What other software will work as Money???
> Thanks

 
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ameridan
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      04-10-2010, 03:15 PM
Like Bob says, why abandon Money? Just keep it going OFFLINE with add-on
scripts. See my Blog for more - we're making improvements every day!

http://microsoftmoneyoffline.wordpress.com/

-Dan

"Bob Peel" wrote:

> Unless you are heavily dependant on downloads why move away from Money?
>
> There are posters on here who are still using versions back to Money 95 and
> MS stopped supporting them a looooong time ago!
>
> Bob Peel
>
> "Andre" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for
> > us.
> > So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate
> > that
> > software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was
> > succesfull,
> > but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
> > original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from
> > 2002
> > till today to found the error???
> > What other software will work as Money???
> > Thanks

>

 
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      04-12-2010, 11:23 AM
Also check your view, I noticed that Quicken changes the balance based on
the view. For example, I imagine that most of us filter out reconciled
transactions. Intuit decided that looking at your register is like viewing a
report (I guess it supports lazy programming) and thus your balance changes
depending on how you are filtering your transactions.

"Dominick" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Did you look at your log file on the conversion? I converted all my data
> from 1996 and it balanced to the penny after I found few errors in my
> Money Data. Also, did you use the published procedures step-by-step?
>
> Sorry it didn't work out for you!
>
> On 4/7/2010 11:51 AM, Andre wrote:
>> I was sorprised when Money decided to stop supporting Microsoft Money for
>> us.
>> So I did what they recommended to change to Quicken. Surprisilly I hate
>> that
>> software!!! When I did the import file of my money it said it was
>> succesfull,
>> but then, I realized that the account balances where differents from the
>> original. Do you think I will have to review all of my transactions from
>> 2002
>> till today to found the error???
>> What other software will work as Money???
>> Thanks


 
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Chris Cowles
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      04-18-2010, 01:38 AM
I found that, too. It's totally ludicrous but is what it is.

"Jim" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Also check your view, I noticed that Quicken changes the balance based on
> the view. For example, I imagine that most of us filter out reconciled
> transactions. Intuit decided that looking at your register is like viewing
> a report (I guess it supports lazy programming) and thus your balance
> changes depending on how you are filtering your transactions.


 
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      04-23-2010, 10:47 AM


"Kevin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi Andre, Try Moneydance. You can d/l a free trial version at their



I like the look of moneydance - it is open source so not likely to be
abandoned if the owners get bored (unlike MS!) and it is multi-platform.

BUT it cannot convert a Money file (it seems MS have given the file
structure to Inuit, but not to Moneydance). So transferring data is very
laborious and - from extensive reading of the Moneydance forum - conversion
is unreliable.

 
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Kevin
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      04-24-2010, 02:29 AM
Rich T,
You'll have to export your MS Money data to loose .qif
then import it into Moneydance.
The Moneydance Knowledge base has step by step
instructions.:
http://help.infinitekind.com/faqs/fr...-to-moneydance
Laborious, yes. Unreliable, not so much.
HTH -Kevin N.

"RichT" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Kevin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> Hi Andre, Try Moneydance. You can d/l a free trial version at their

>
>
> I like the look of moneydance - it is open source so not likely to be
> abandoned if the owners get bored (unlike MS!) and it is multi-platform.
>
> BUT it cannot convert a Money file (it seems MS have given the file
> structure to Inuit, but not to Moneydance). So transferring data is very
> laborious and - from extensive reading of the Moneydance forum -
> conversion is unreliable.


 
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