Microsoft Money problems

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money UK' started by graham.newitt@landg.com, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Hi, 10 years of finances at risk so really need some help.

    I have Microsoft Money 4, v12. I recently had to reformat my hard
    drive so backed everything up to an external drive. I have
    reinstalled Microsft Money from original cd, opened with sample and
    then tried to open back up file from external drive. The software
    opens and works fine, but all my data is missing, its like a new
    installation with no accounts or anything. The back up file is 3mb
    so
    the data is there, what else can I try to get this working properly.
    I have taken care not to overwrite the original, but have had several
    attempts to get this going now so have deleted all the mny and mbf
    files that have been created in my c drive, but still can't get that
    data.


    Any help really appreciated


    Graham
     
    , Nov 2, 2008
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  2. Cal Learner Guest

    In microsoft.public.uk.money, wrote:

    >
    >I have Microsoft Money 4, v12. I recently had to reformat my hard
    >drive so backed everything up to an external drive. I have
    >reinstalled Microsft Money from original cd, opened with sample and
    >then tried to open back up file from external drive. The software
    >opens and works fine, but all my data is missing, its like a new
    >installation with no accounts or anything. The back up file is 3mb
    >so
    >the data is there, what else can I try to get this working properly.


    Did you only have the one *.mbf file surviving from your previous
    install? Maybe you could search your non-formatted drives for any
    *.mbf or *.mny files. I suspect you are too far along after your
    format for a file recovery program to recover your *.mbf file from
    after the format. You normally would do a File->Restore of a *.mbf
    file. In restoring, I would not restore to your "default location",
    but instead Browse to your Documents/MyDocuments folder, and choose
    a new name.

    An empty backup file that is not compressed might be about 3 MB. An
    empty compressed backup file would be smaller.


    >I have taken care not to overwrite the original, but have had several
    >attempts to get this going now so have deleted all the mny and mbf
    >files that have been created in my c drive, but still can't get that
    >data.


    My mistake on the other reply.. You were clear on your version.

    I wish I had a better suggestion for you.
     
    Cal Learner, Nov 2, 2008
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