Failed backup/restore


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Paul B

After switching to Windows XP, I reinstalled Money 99
(which seems to be working) but have been unable to open
either the backup of my Money file (on floppy) or the
copy of the working file that I copied to CDROM (and
which I recopied to the hard drive).

Error messages say the backup file has been corrupted;
and that the working file is corrupted or is not a
legitimate Money file. I've made sure this file, copied
from CDROM, is not "read only."

This is 4 years of my personal financial records. Does
anyone know of any way to recover the data?
 
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Paul Berk

Thanks. I tried the salvage programs, and though the
Super Salvage utility reported a healthy file, Money 99
still wouldn't open it up.

I downloaded the trial version of Windows 2004 and that
opened the file. Then I tried making a "Money 1999"
compatible backup using Mon2004, but it still wasn't
recognizable. I guess Money 99 just doesn't function
properly under Windows XP.

But I appreciate the suggestions; I don't really feel
it's right for Microsoft to make me replace a program
that I've been happy with, but such is life.
 

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