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Discussion in 'Microsoft Money' started by Jacque, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. Jacque

    Jacque Guest

    I installed a new hard drive, did a clean install of XP
    on it and slaved the old drive (which had Money 2001 on
    it). Some of my other programs on the slave drive would
    open, but when I tried to open Money 2001, it told me to
    reinstall. Thinking I was doing a good thing, I
    installed 2003 and then could not find any of my FOUR
    YEARS of data! I uninstalled 2003, and tried installing
    2001 to the primary drive, but now every time I try to
    open it, it tells me to 'reinstall from the original
    disk'. I need serious help here! Thanks..
    Jacque, Jun 12, 2004
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  2. Jacque

    Dick Watson Guest

    Job #1 is to find your data file(s). Search for .MNY files on both disks.

    Once you find your data files, make sure you know where they are and
    consider making a copy to something like a writable CD. Don't ever try major
    system changes without knowing where your important data is and having
    alternate ways to get it back if things go poorly or in unexpected ways.

    Then I think you should uninstall any versions of Money installed.

    Then I would install M03 and use it to open/upgrade your data file(s). If
    you really want to use M01, consider installing it in a different folder.
    This may solve the "reinstall" problem. Alternately, I think there are some
    articles on "reinstall" in the MSKB for Money. Try

    Good luck.
    Dick Watson, Jun 12, 2004
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