How save file to earlier version ?


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Bill January

Is there a way to save a Money file to an earlier version?

I recently installed Microsoft Money 2003 Standard, which converted my
Money 2000 file upon installation. I would like to go back to using an
earlier version, maybe Money for Windows 95, which suited me better
(no ads or connections to the Internet).

Bill January
 
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Brian

You can export/import all your account info. Or you can revert back to the
file in the state that it was in before you upgraded to money 2003.

Brian

PS You don't need to have the Ads or the Internet for 2003 to work.
 
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Dick Watson

This was all described in the copious dialog boxes when you upgraded your
file.

Since you didn't read that, I offer the FAQ. I suggest you read it more
carefully:
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Q): How do I convert my data back to a previous version of Money? I upgraded
and now I wish I hadn't.

A): In general, you don't. For this reason, any Money version upgrade should
be done with this in mind. If you are reading the newsgroup in a panic
because you just now realized that you made a mistake deciding to upgrade
months ago you will be disappointed. You may want to consider maintaining
your data in both your current and new version simultaneously for some
period before committing to the new version. All of these issues are
explained in excruciating detail in the screens that led you through this
process.

When you first open your data file with a newer version of Money, it saved a
copy of your old file--with a renamed file extension of the form .mnx, where
x is the version number of Money that the file came from up until Money2003,
or, for a Money 2002 file save by Money 2003, .M10. You can go back to this
file--with the old version of the application--and enter transactions that
have occurred since you converted. You can do this by manual means (print a
report and re-key the stuff in) or by exporting the accounts via QIF before
uninstalling the never version. Once exported, you can edit them in Notepad
or similar to remove the transactions that were in the original file before
importing the files into the old file.

For more information, see the MSKB article on reverting a data file to a
previous version.

References:
MSKB: Q178465 How to Revert to an Earlier Version of Money
<http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q178/4/65.asp>
 

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