Burn Backup File to CD - Money 2000


T

Teffy

What is the trick to backing up a Money 2000 file to CD with Windows
2000? I tried to burn my .mny file to CD, then test it by copying it
back to disk and opening it. I get the error message:

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Microsoft Money
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'J:\CurrentMoneyFile' is corrupted or is not a Money data file. Make
sure you are opening a file with an MNY extension. If you have chosen
the correct file and it could not be accessed, you will need to open
your most recent backup file to access your data.
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I did remove the Read-Only property from the test file, and it still
doesn't work. The original file is encrypted - is that part of the
problem?

Thanks,
Teffy
 
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C

Cal Learner-- MVP

What is the trick to backing up a Money 2000 file to CD with Windows
2000? I tried to burn my .mny file to CD, then test it by copying it
back to disk and opening it. I get the error message:
Congratulations on that!
---------------------------
Microsoft Money
---------------------------
'J:\CurrentMoneyFile' is corrupted or is not a Money data file. Make
sure you are opening a file with an MNY extension. If you have chosen
the correct file and it could not be accessed, you will need to open
your most recent backup file to access your data.
---------------------------

I did remove the Read-Only property from the test file, and it still
doesn't work. The original file is encrypted - is that part of the
problem?
That's quite weird. Try a round-trip burn to CD and copy back to
hard drive. In a command window, the "fc" command will let you
compare two files bit by bit.

The more common file to burn is the *.mbf backup file; that can be
compressed. However copying the .mny file does have some potential
advantages. For example, salv.exe works on a *.mny file and not on a
*.mbf file.
 
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T

Teffy

To answer my own question - remove encryption before burning to CD.
After copying the new file from CD back to a hard drive, remove the
Read Only designation before trying to open it with Money.

Teffy
 

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