Continuing problem getting MM2005 to automatically import bank statements


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Paul Fearnley

I have a continuing problem getting Money 2005 to automatically import a
downloaded bank statement. (It will only import it if I select "import
statement" and select the downloaded file)
The facts are:
I have an installation CD containing the 1105 patch
When I install this on a PC running XP Pro everything works perfectly
When I install this on my Vista laptop it appears to install OK but it gives
me a message after restarting "an error occurred loading MM 2005/MNY
corefiles/mnymetal.dll"
I checked and this file is present in the core files folder, and is the same
size as the corresponding file on the XP machine
I have associated .ofx files with the program "Microsoft Money Import
Handler"
After downloading statements the .ofx file is every time attempting to be
read by the main Money program.
I am running in XP compatibility mode.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times.
If anyone can put me out of my obsessive misery I would be eternally
grateful.
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

I have a continuing problem getting Money 2005 to automatically import a
downloaded bank statement. (It will only import it if I select "import
statement" and select the downloaded file)
By automatically, do you mean go to the bank's website in the
process?
The facts are:
I have an installation CD containing the 1105 patch
When I install this on a PC running XP Pro everything works perfectly
When I install this on my Vista laptop it appears to install OK but it gives
me a message after restarting "an error occurred loading MM 2005/MNY
corefiles/mnymetal.dll"
Is that error occurring before you start Microsoft Money? If not,
try staring once Money by right-clicking the launch icon, and choose
RunAsAdministrator.
I checked and this file is present in the core files folder, and is the same
size as the corresponding file on the XP machine
I have associated .ofx files with the program "Microsoft Money Import
Handler"
That may be at least part of your problem. It is difficult to change
file associations in Vista to include the invocation string, unless
you do some registry work.

After downloading statements the .ofx file is every time attempting to be
read by the main Money program.
I am running in XP compatibility mode.
That should not be necessary.
 
P

Paul Fearnley

Cal Learner-- MVP said:
By automatically, do you mean go to the bank's website in the
process?
I go to the bank's website (manually) and download the statement , an.ofx
file. What should then happen is that the transactions automatically appear
in the approproate Money account. Instead, I believe that the main Money
program is trying to open this .ofx file.

Is that error occurring before you start Microsoft Money? If not,
try staring once Money by right-clicking the launch icon, and choose
RunAsAdministrator.
Yes. After installing, and before starting Money,the set-up process says I
need to restart the computer. Immediately the computer restarts I get this
message.
That may be at least part of your problem. It is difficult to change
file associations in Vista to include the invocation string, unless
you do some registry work.
That sounds scary!
 
C

Cal Learner-- MVP

I go to the bank's website (manually) and download the statement , an.ofx
file. What should then happen is that the transactions automatically appear
in the approproate Money account. Instead, I believe that the main Money
program is trying to open this .ofx file.
Note that msmoney.exe is not what should handle the .ofx file;
mnyimprt.exe is.
Yes. After installing, and before starting Money,the set-up process says I
need to restart the computer. Immediately the computer restarts I get this
message.

That sounds scary!
I guess.... the fact is that the right thing should be set up during
install. Have you tried reinstalling, and then using a different
browser? Maybe you are having the browser feed the .ofx file to the
wrong application. Let the browser use OS settings.
 
P

Paul Fearnley

Cal Learner-- MVP said:
Note that msmoney.exe is not what should handle the .ofx file;
mnyimprt.exe is.


I guess.... the fact is that the right thing should be set up during
install. Have you tried reinstalling, and then using a different
browser? Maybe you are having the browser feed the .ofx file to the
wrong application. Let the browser use OS settings.
I followed your suggestion, reinstalled and used IE instead of Firefox and
it worked!!! Don't really understand why. It was previously associating
..ofx files with money.exe instead of mnyimprt.exe even though I had pointed
it to the correct file from the windows control panel. Error message was
obviously nothing to do with it. Many thanks. Worth a beer if you are ever
in Poole, Dorset, UK.
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

I followed your suggestion, reinstalled and used IE instead of Firefox and
it worked!!! Don't really understand why. It was previously associating
.ofx files with money.exe instead of mnyimprt.exe even though I had pointed
it to the correct file from the windows control panel. Error message was
obviously nothing to do with it. Many thanks. Worth a beer if you are ever
in Poole, Dorset, UK.
I am pleased to hear that. It might be that there was an entry in
Firefox->Tools->Options->Applications that should not be there.
 
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