Money 2005 not working under Windows 7 properly


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HarryW

I've just installed Windows 7 Home Edition (went really smoothly). However
I have a most strange fault with Money 2005:

I backed up the files I used previously (under Win XP) and then once the
Windows installation had completed, I reinstalled Money and reinstated the
files. When I try to open any of the files previously used, the program
reports that it needs to upgrade them to the new version !. On the face of
it not a problem, although strange. However when I start to go through the
process, Money reports that the file cannot be read and must either be in a
different location, be read only or be in use by another program (its none of
these).

I can still open any of the files on my laptop (still running XP).

I can generate a new file and then use this without a problem, however
without retyping all of the information from the original files - I'm stuck !!
 
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Dominic Payer

Right click on the shortcut you use to start Money and select "Run as
administrator". This will let Money access the net to upgrade itself: it
is Money 2005 which needs the upgrade, not your data files.

This need only be done once.
 
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Cal Learner

I've just installed Windows 7 Home Edition (went really smoothly). However
I have a most strange fault with Money 2005:

I backed up the files I used previously (under Win XP) and then once the
Windows installation had completed, I reinstalled Money and reinstated the
files. When I try to open any of the files previously used, the program
reports that it needs to upgrade them to the new version !. On the face of
it not a problem, although strange. However when I start to go through the
process, Money reports that the file cannot be read and must either be in a
different location, be read only or be in use by another program (its none of
these).

I can still open any of the files on my laptop (still running XP).

I can generate a new file and then use this without a problem, however
without retyping all of the information from the original files - I'm stuck !!
Find the sample.mny file in your install folder. That may be
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money 2005". Copy sample.mny file to
your Documents folder in Win7. Right-click the Money start icon
and select RunAsAdministrator. Click File->Open and browse to that
sample.mny file. Money 2005 will do an update. Close Money.
Reboot the computer. Then open Money and check that Help->About...
says you then have version 14.0.*.1105.

Make sure your .mny and .mbf files are in your Documents folder.
Then you should be able to File->Open or Restore your existing
files.

See http://money.mvps.org/faq/article/630.aspx 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 the end of 2011. Do not
lose the disk.
 
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Pippin

Hi
I'm also having trouble with this.

I'm doing the 'Run as administrator' and opening the sample file.. but no
update starts.

If I click the UPDATE NOW icon then I just get stuck on a 'syncronising with
MSN Money' popup that never completes.

:(
 
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Cal Learner

Hi
I'm also having trouble with this.

I'm doing the 'Run as administrator' and opening the sample file.. but no
update starts.

If I click the UPDATE NOW icon then I just get stuck on a 'syncronising with
MSN Money' popup that never completes.
That's not going to work. Turn off the attempted sync at
Tools->Settings, and turn off the first item.
 
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TonyM

I'm using Money 98 and have also had problems under Windows 7 - I don't know
if the same applies to Money 2005 but here's what I had to do to make it work.

The problem is that Money saves your files within it's Program Files folder
by default. This worked with older version of Windows, but all files under
Program Files are protected under Wndows 7. This means, when Money saves your
data, Windows re-directs the writes to another folder so it looks like it is
working, but when you close Money and open it again, all the changes you made
have been lost.

To fix this, copy your data file (normally "My Money.mny") to your documents
folder and open it from here. Money can now read and write the file correctly
and now works OK for me.

HTH?

Tony
 
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BrianW

TonyM said:
I'm using Money 98 and have also had problems under Windows 7 - I don't know
if the same applies to Money 2005 but here's what I had to do to make it work.

The problem is that Money saves your files within it's Program Files folder
by default. This worked with older version of Windows, but all files under
Program Files are protected under Wndows 7. This means, when Money saves your
data, Windows re-directs the writes to another folder so it looks like it is
working, but when you close Money and open it again, all the changes you made
have been lost.

To fix this, copy your data file (normally "My Money.mny") to your documents
folder and open it from here. Money can now read and write the file correctly
and now works OK for me.

HTH?
Or... Turn off User Account Control.
 
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NickC

I have also had this problem. The issue is a compatiblity problem with
Windows 7.
The solution is to open the shortcut to MS Money and set the Compatibility
Mode to Windows XP. (I use the Windows XP SP3 setting).

Hope this helps.
 
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...Sam

This worked well for me, thank you.

Dominic Payer said:
Right click on the shortcut you use to start Money and select "Run as
administrator". This will let Money access the net to upgrade itself: it
is Money 2005 which needs the upgrade, not your data files.

This need only be done once.





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