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      11-12-2009, 01:38 AM
An error message is shown below for a deposit I tried to make to my money
file. I am using Money 2002, and Windows 7 Ultimate.
"Money could not write to your Money file. The operation cannot be
performed or another application finished this task before you. Please try
again."
Process used to get the error message:
I tried to deposit $50.00 to one of the accounts I use for My Money File -
Microsoft Money, which is part of Money 2002.
The deposit shows today's date correctly, and the amount shows $50, but when
I hit enter, I get the above message.
 
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      11-12-2009, 01:52 AM
In microsoft.public.money, Thomboy wrote:

>An error message is shown below for a deposit I tried to make to my money
>file. I am using Money 2002, and Windows 7 Ultimate.
>"Money could not write to your Money file. The operation cannot be
>performed or another application finished this task before you. Please try
>again."
>Process used to get the error message:
>I tried to deposit $50.00 to one of the accounts I use for My Money File -
>Microsoft Money, which is part of Money 2002.
>The deposit shows today's date correctly, and the amount shows $50, but when
>I hit enter, I get the above message.


Try starting Money by right-clicking the Money launch icon. See if
things work. If that solves the problem temporary, that points to a
permissions problem.

Note that your *.mny files should not be in your Program Files
folder. Instead, move them to your Documents folder or some other
folder the user will have full access to.

 
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      11-12-2009, 08:02 AM
Make sure the file you are trying to open does NOT have the 'read only'
attribute set. If is did, then unset it.


"Thomboy" <> wrote in message
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> An error message is shown below for a deposit I tried to make to my money
> file. I am using Money 2002, and Windows 7 Ultimate.
> "Money could not write to your Money file. The operation cannot be
> performed or another application finished this task before you. Please
> try
> again."
> Process used to get the error message:
> I tried to deposit $50.00 to one of the accounts I use for My Money File -
> Microsoft Money, which is part of Money 2002.
> The deposit shows today's date correctly, and the amount shows $50, but
> when
> I hit enter, I get the above message.



 
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      11-13-2009, 06:33 PM
I right clicked on the "Wendy's Money File," and in properties it does NOT
show the file as a "read only."

thanks for the reply, Thomboy

"teabag" wrote:

> Make sure the file you are trying to open does NOT have the 'read only'
> attribute set. If is did, then unset it.
>
>
> "Thomboy" <> wrote in message
> news:AE961997-FAF6-402F-8945-...
> > An error message is shown below for a deposit I tried to make to my money
> > file. I am using Money 2002, and Windows 7 Ultimate.
> > "Money could not write to your Money file. The operation cannot be
> > performed or another application finished this task before you. Please
> > try
> > again."
> > Process used to get the error message:
> > I tried to deposit $50.00 to one of the accounts I use for My Money File -
> > Microsoft Money, which is part of Money 2002.
> > The deposit shows today's date correctly, and the amount shows $50, but
> > when
> > I hit enter, I get the above message.

>
>
> .
>

 
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      11-13-2009, 06:45 PM
I right clicked on the "Wendy's Money File," and launched or opened the file,
and once open, and in one of the accounts in the account list, I still could
NOT deposit any money, but got the message when I hit enter, "This
transaction cannot be entered."

OK, Cal, how do I "find and then save" the *.mny files to my wife's laptop
documents?

Sorry to sound so dense, but it is like I am beginning from zero with Money,
but my wife cannot solve the problem either.

Also, when I click on the "X" in the upper right hand corner of the Money
File, and it disappears, a Microsoft Money Express box with text inside is on
the desktop that reads:
------------------------------------------
The Money Express ws unable to open your Money file.

This may be because you've run out of disk space. Try freeing some space on
your disk.

Or, it may be because you're trying to use a file from an older version of
money. If so, open it in Money 2002, first, and then start Money Express.
----------------------------------------
She doesn't use Money Express, so why the box after every exit?

Thanks, Thomboy

"Cal Learner-- MVP" wrote:

> In microsoft.public.money, Thomboy wrote:
>
> >An error message is shown below for a deposit I tried to make to my money
> >file. I am using Money 2002, and Windows 7 Ultimate.
> >"Money could not write to your Money file. The operation cannot be
> >performed or another application finished this task before you. Please try
> >again."
> >Process used to get the error message:
> >I tried to deposit $50.00 to one of the accounts I use for My Money File -
> >Microsoft Money, which is part of Money 2002.
> >The deposit shows today's date correctly, and the amount shows $50, but when
> >I hit enter, I get the above message.

>
> Try starting Money by right-clicking the Money launch icon. See if
> things work. If that solves the problem temporary, that points to a
> permissions problem.
>
> Note that your *.mny files should not be in your Program Files
> folder. Instead, move them to your Documents folder or some other
> folder the user will have full access to.
>
> .
>

 
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      11-13-2009, 10:44 PM
In microsoft.public.money, Thomboy wrote:

>I right clicked on the "Wendy's Money File," and launched or opened the file,
>and once open, and in one of the accounts in the account list, I still could
>NOT deposit any money, but got the message when I hit enter, "This
>transaction cannot be entered."


Make those extra copies of your file before proceeding. That is your
undo. What if her hard drive crashed?




>
>OK, Cal, how do I "find and then save" the *.mny files to my wife's laptop
>documents?


Search for *.mny files. You can use the associated Windows search,
or you could do the following line from a command (DOS) window:

dir \*.mny /s

Find the file(s) and copy onto USB flash drive. You can buy those
cheaply, especially if you order.

If you don't like Windows search or using the command window, Agent
Ransack is a nice search program.

It sounds as if you want to try making a repaired version of your
file. Since you use Money 2002, follow the directions from
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902466/en-us for Money 2002 users.

See below.

>
>Sorry to sound so dense, but it is like I am beginning from zero with Money,
>but my wife cannot solve the problem either.
>
>Also, when I click on the "X" in the upper right hand corner of the Money
>File, and it disappears, a Microsoft Money Express box with text inside is on
>the desktop that reads:
>------------------------------------------
>The Money Express ws unable to open your Money file.
>
>This may be because you've run out of disk space. Try freeing some space on
>your disk.
>
>Or, it may be because you're trying to use a file from an older version of
>money. If so, open it in Money 2002, first, and then start Money Express.
>----------------------------------------
>She doesn't use Money Express, so why the box after every exit?


OK... I think this should be the cure for that:

In Money 2002, Tools->Options->Bills, and uncheck Use Money Express.



>
>Thanks, Thomboy
>
>"Cal Learner-- MVP" wrote:
>
>> In microsoft.public.money, Thomboy wrote:
>>
>> >An error message is shown below for a deposit I tried to make to my money
>> >file. I am using Money 2002, and Windows 7 Ultimate.
>> >"Money could not write to your Money file. The operation cannot be
>> >performed or another application finished this task before you. Please try
>> >again."
>> >Process used to get the error message:
>> >I tried to deposit $50.00 to one of the accounts I use for My Money File -
>> >Microsoft Money, which is part of Money 2002.
>> >The deposit shows today's date correctly, and the amount shows $50, but when
>> >I hit enter, I get the above message.

>>
>> Try starting Money by right-clicking the Money launch icon. See if
>> things work. If that solves the problem temporary, that points to a
>> permissions problem.
>>
>> Note that your *.mny files should not be in your Program Files
>> folder. Instead, move them to your Documents folder or some other
>> folder the user will have full access to.
>>
>> .
>>

 
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      11-13-2009, 11:48 PM
Cal, thanks for all your replies, and I can see I have my work cut out for
me.

I will first try to find the .mny files and then copy them onto a flash
drive. I will also show my wife how to back up to a flash drive rather than
a less reliable floppy disk.

I will then follow the directions to repair the money file shown at:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902466/en-us

Hopefully, when done she will be back in working order, and I can relax.

Again, many thanks for coming back so frequently to read my replies, and for
having the patience to guide me to make the needed changes. When I make the
changes, and repair the damage money file, I will report back with my results.

Thomboy




"Cal Learner-- MVP" wrote:

> In microsoft.public.money, Thomboy wrote:
>
> >I right clicked on the "Wendy's Money File," and launched or opened the file,
> >and once open, and in one of the accounts in the account list, I still could
> >NOT deposit any money, but got the message when I hit enter, "This
> >transaction cannot be entered."

>
> Make those extra copies of your file before proceeding. That is your
> undo. What if her hard drive crashed?
>
>
>
>
> >
> >OK, Cal, how do I "find and then save" the *.mny files to my wife's laptop
> >documents?

>
> Search for *.mny files. You can use the associated Windows search,
> or you could do the following line from a command (DOS) window:
>
> dir \*.mny /s
>
> Find the file(s) and copy onto USB flash drive. You can buy those
> cheaply, especially if you order.
>
> If you don't like Windows search or using the command window, Agent
> Ransack is a nice search program.
>
> It sounds as if you want to try making a repaired version of your
> file. Since you use Money 2002, follow the directions from
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902466/en-us for Money 2002 users.
>
> See below.
>
> >
> >Sorry to sound so dense, but it is like I am beginning from zero with Money,
> >but my wife cannot solve the problem either.
> >
> >Also, when I click on the "X" in the upper right hand corner of the Money
> >File, and it disappears, a Microsoft Money Express box with text inside is on
> >the desktop that reads:
> >------------------------------------------
> >The Money Express ws unable to open your Money file.
> >
> >This may be because you've run out of disk space. Try freeing some space on
> >your disk.
> >
> >Or, it may be because you're trying to use a file from an older version of
> >money. If so, open it in Money 2002, first, and then start Money Express.
> >----------------------------------------
> >She doesn't use Money Express, so why the box after every exit?

>
> OK... I think this should be the cure for that:
>
> In Money 2002, Tools->Options->Bills, and uncheck Use Money Express.
>
>
>
> >
> >Thanks, Thomboy
> >
> >"Cal Learner-- MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> In microsoft.public.money, Thomboy wrote:
> >>
> >> >An error message is shown below for a deposit I tried to make to my money
> >> >file. I am using Money 2002, and Windows 7 Ultimate.
> >> >"Money could not write to your Money file. The operation cannot be
> >> >performed or another application finished this task before you. Please try
> >> >again."
> >> >Process used to get the error message:
> >> >I tried to deposit $50.00 to one of the accounts I use for My Money File -
> >> >Microsoft Money, which is part of Money 2002.
> >> >The deposit shows today's date correctly, and the amount shows $50, but when
> >> >I hit enter, I get the above message.
> >>
> >> Try starting Money by right-clicking the Money launch icon. See if
> >> things work. If that solves the problem temporary, that points to a
> >> permissions problem.
> >>
> >> Note that your *.mny files should not be in your Program Files
> >> folder. Instead, move them to your Documents folder or some other
> >> folder the user will have full access to.
> >>
> >> .
> >>

> .
>

 
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      11-14-2009, 01:09 AM
In microsoft.public.money, Thomboy wrote:

>
>
>I will first try to find the .mny files and then copy them onto a flash
>drive. I will also show my wife how to back up to a flash drive rather than
>a less reliable floppy disk.


Also, the *.mbf files are Money Backup Files. Search and save those
too. Note the dates on the files. The *.mbf files may be restored
into Money, but you cannot directly do the salv.exe repair on them.
 
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      11-14-2009, 01:11 AM
In microsoft.public.money, Thomboy wrote:

> I will also show my wife how to back up to a flash drive rather than
>a less reliable floppy disk.


Note that Money 2002 will not back up onto a USB flash drive with
more than 2 GB of free space. Fill it with stuff if you have a big
drive. That bug does not exist in Money Plus.
 
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      11-23-2009, 10:17 PM
It has been a long time, but I got that dreaded flu bug!

OK, I did find two more backup files for money using *.mny and saved them on
a flash drive.

I followed the directions for the Microsoft fix (using the MS Money
Standard File Repair utility) and did download into a special folder, then
tried to unzip the 5 files. When I clicked on the SALV.exe file (did not
have an .exe after SALV), but it was an executable file, I got the following
message:

The program can't start because MSVCR71.dll is missing from your computer.
Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

I went back to the MS website and downloaded the Std File Repair utility
unzipped set of files and the SALV.exe still would not open, but got the same
message.

I do have a floppy disk of her very last backup in August of 2009, so we
have something good to use.

I did save all the .mny files on a flash card.

I made sure all the backups did not have "read only" as checked.

Sorry it has taken me so long to reply, but that bug was awful.....

Thomboy


"Cal Learner-- MVP" wrote:

> In microsoft.public.money, Thomboy wrote:
>
> >An error message is shown below for a deposit I tried to make to my money
> >file. I am using Money 2002, and Windows 7 Ultimate.
> >"Money could not write to your Money file. The operation cannot be
> >performed or another application finished this task before you. Please try
> >again."
> >Process used to get the error message:
> >I tried to deposit $50.00 to one of the accounts I use for My Money File -
> >Microsoft Money, which is part of Money 2002.
> >The deposit shows today's date correctly, and the amount shows $50, but when
> >I hit enter, I get the above message.

>
> Try starting Money by right-clicking the Money launch icon. See if
> things work. If that solves the problem temporary, that points to a
> permissions problem.
>
> Note that your *.mny files should not be in your Program Files
> folder. Instead, move them to your Documents folder or some other
> folder the user will have full access to.
>
> .
>

 
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