Importing from earlier version of Money


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winyard

I have an earlier version of Money, I think it is Money 2005, although not
100% sure as I can not find the installation disk anywhere, and haven't yet
installed it on the laptop I purchased a couple of months ago.
My accounts have been recorded using Microsoft Money for the past 8 years
and I still have the .mny file. I have downloaded Microsoft Money Plus 2008
and then tried to both open my mny file and backup my backup.mny file but
received error messages saying earlier versions could not be imported. The
same thing happened when I installed Money Essentials 2008.
I am a little baffled as to why Money 2008 can not import earlier versions,
this seems ludicrous!
Is there anyway that I can access my existing .mny file? My accounts are due
soon and I really need to start working on this and adding data for 2008 but
am stumped as to how I can access the file!?
Any help very much appreciated.
 
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Marilyn & Bob

M$ stopped selling Money Standard after 2006 and, at the same time, began
selling Money Essentials. This has caused a lot of confusion. Money
Standard was a basic functional Money Program without some of the frills
that were in Deluxe; while Money Essentials is a totally stripped down (and
in almost everyone's opinion, useless) program. It is NOT able to read data
files created by any other version of Money. The update route from Money
Standard 200x is Money Plus Deluxe. That's just the way it is.
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

I have an earlier version of Money, I think it is Money 2005, although not
100% sure as I can not find the installation disk anywhere, and haven't yet
installed it on the laptop I purchased a couple of months ago.
My accounts have been recorded using Microsoft Money for the past 8 years
and I still have the .mny file. I have downloaded Microsoft Money Plus 2008
and then tried to both open my mny file and backup my backup.mny file but
received error messages saying earlier versions could not be imported.
What error message did you actually get from Microsoft Money Plus
Deluxe trial?
The
same thing happened when I installed Money Essentials 2008.
That one won't help.
I am a little baffled as to why Money 2008 can not import earlier versions,
this seems ludicrous!
I am skeptical that the error message said that.
Is there anyway that I can access my existing .mny file? My accounts are due
soon and I really need to start working on this and adding data for 2008 but
am stumped as to how I can access the file!?
Are you in the US?
 
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winyard

Cal Learner-- MVP said:
What error message did you actually get from Microsoft Money Plus
Deluxe trial?
The error message when I try to open my old .mny file is:
Money can't open this file because it was created using a different version
of Money

and the same error message is received if i try to restore an old backup.
That one won't help.


I am skeptical that the error message said that.


Are you in the US?
I'm in the UK.
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

The error message when I try to open my old .mny file is:
Money can't open this file because it was created using a different version
of Money

I'm in the UK.
Money Plus will not open a file created by a UK Money version. The
newest version of UK Microsoft Money is Money 2005. I would post
into microsoft.public.uk.money for a suggestion as to locating the
software you need.

If you locate and install Money 2005 UK, make sure you open a copy
of Sample.mny, available in the install folder first. That will let
Money download a needed update. Reboot, and then open your real file
or backup.
 

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