Help - Upgraded to Windows 7 and relaoded Money

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money UK' started by jo5030, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. jo5030

    jo5030 Guest

    I have upgraded to Windows 7, kept the .mny files from Vista that I have been
    using for years, reinstalled Money from my CD, and it refuses to recognise
    the saved files. It has created backup files that seem to imply that it is
    Money 2004. Have I reinstalled an older version?

    This is dreadful - I have all my records on thess files - someone please
    help me to get them back
    jo5030, Apr 10, 2010
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  2. Help, About will tell you that...
    Mark Rae [MVP], Apr 10, 2010
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  3. If your Money version is 14 - in Money, Help - About - you need to right
    click your launch shortcut and select Run as administrator so that the
    required online update is applied. For Money 2005 the version should be after the update is applied.

    Your Money data file must be in Documents or some other unprotected area
    so that changes and updates are saved.
    Dominic Payer, Apr 11, 2010
  4. jo5030

    cowanste Guest

    Hi Jo.

    I have had money running on Windows 7 since it was launched with problems
    untill 2 or 3 days ago. I now get a message asking to open a strange file
    every time I open Money. Can't remember what the message was, sorry, but it
    was a strange file name.
    That aside, I try using the "troubleshoot compatibility" option. I think
    that is how I got it to work initially. The only problem I have now is that
    even that is not working properly.
    One final thought, if you can get it loaded, are you allowing it to update
    the software?


    Right now for some good news..

    It does work, Whilst I was writing this I was installing the programme and
    it has done so successfully. So it would seem the key to this is the
    troubleshoot compatibility mode.
    cowanste, Apr 12, 2010
  5. jo5030

    Gary W Guest

    Have you started a new file in Money and then checkd for updates online.

    I use have to do this often as I regularly rebuild and then reinstall money.
    The MNY files are upgraded to a level higher than the CD release so I have to
    force an internet update.
    Gary W, Apr 14, 2010
  6. Dominic you are a star, I have been struggling with this problem for days and
    stumbled on this post by accident, I changed the setting and have now
    recovered all the accounts for me, my buisiness, two chuches and a PTA -
    Thank You!
    Chris Longhurst, Apr 26, 2010
  7. jo5030

    Cal Learner Guest

    In, Chris Longhurst <Chris
    Be glad this came up now rather than a year from now.

    See for a method of
    making a self-contained disk for reinstall of Money 2005 with the
    updates in place. Be sure to do this before end of January 2011.
    Do not lose the disk. Make an extra copy of that disk.
    Cal Learner, Apr 28, 2010
  8. jo5030


    May 21, 2010
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    It looks like a rights issue. right click on money and "run as administrator", it shoud then work ok
    essexaccountant, May 21, 2010
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