portfolio manager crashing


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n_o_s_pam

Last night after adding my latest purchases to my investing portfolio
I tried to add an additional column to my customised returns view in
Money 2004 Deluxe (something I'd done before without problem). The
view then went blank - ie no columns at all showing.
Now when I click on the "Investing" tab all I get is a box informing
me that "Microsoft Money Error Reporting has encountered an error and
needs to close. Sorry blah blah blah..."
If I click on "Don't Send" the program exits immediately - no more
Money running. Iif I click on "Send Error Message... etc" the eroor
reporting dialog box runs (message sends OK), and it seems that Money
then exits' but then immediately restarts.
I am able to view the individual accounts that make up my investing
portfolio (there are 2 - my contributions to my provident fund and my
employers contributions), but cannot see them in Portfolio Manager.
I've tried re-installing Money this morning, but that hasn't help.
I've tried to repair the file; and also use the backup that is made
every time I exit.
It also seems that there's a step being skipped here - if there is an
error that needs to be reported, doesn't that message come up first,
and then the subsequent message that "Error Reporting" was at fault
and needed to close if there's another problem.
Any help much appreciated, thanks...
 
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teabag

Matt,

A backup made on exit will contain the error / fault / corruption that
spoilt your main .mny file.
Hopefully you have some older backups, maybe saved to CD-R, that have not
been overwritten.

A good way with backups is to hold a number of them on your PC
simultaneously.
I choose to hold 7 in a folder called Money; their names are: 1-Monday
2-Tuesday etc.
When I exit Money the window typically shows yesterday's backup - but I
don't overwrite it.
Instead I hit browse and highlight 'today' whatever that is (OK & Yes) - and
then I overwrite that file.
There are other ways that produce more or less the same degree of data
assurance.

There are 2 salvage routines, but no-one claims that either will fix all
problems. I no longer use them.
After 'a difficulty' I have found it is better to restore a recent backup
and re-insert all your newest data.

Good luck,

Rednelle
 
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n_o_s_pam

Thanks for the reply. It would seem that I've got a corrupted backup
file, at the very least.
I'm afraid my last uncorrupted backup seems to be from 6 months ago!
Yuk... Not looking forward to reinstalling all that.
Given that I can view the individual accounts (which contain all up to
date data) within the portfolio, is there any way I can combine them
into a consolidated view?
 
T

teabag

Matt,

As far as I know, you can not combine (merge) one .mny file with another.

You certainly should be able to print out most of what you see in your
corrupt .mny file.
Perhaps you have, or can borrow, a laptop - and set it up alongside your
PC - so they show 6 month old and current data.
Either way, you should be able to reinstall 6 months of data. It will take
time but you do at least have it all.

Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me will join this thread.
First, make a copy of your present .mny file and keep that separate.
Then you could try selectively deleting transactions or whole accounts in
your 'corrupt' (working) file - you may get rid of the 'problem' and wind up
with an uncorrupt file. (You will have cut out the crap).
If that works then you will have to decide whether re-entering all the
selective deletions is more - or less - tedious than entering 6 months data
across all your accounts to your last good backup.

Don't feel too bad. We have all been here. Those who say the haven't are
living on borrowed time.

Rednelle
 
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Cal Learner

Thanks for the reply. It would seem that I've got a corrupted backup
file, at the very least.
I'm afraid my last uncorrupted backup seems to be from 6 months ago!
Yuk... Not looking forward to reinstalling all that.
Given that I can view the individual accounts (which contain all up to
date data) within the portfolio, is there any way I can combine them
into a consolidated view?
To merge or combine Money file, make a copy of the more complex
account using the operating system. Give that file a new name to
represent the shared accounts. Export each account that you want to
merge from the other file (the least complex). Use loose QIF.

If you want to limit the dates of the of the imported transactions,
you could prune the QIF files with a text editor.

Import the files all at once into the now-shared account. Use
Cntl-click to select files for the single import. Specify that they
are recovered accounts.
 
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n_o_s_pam

Thanks for the suggestions and help. I'll get stuck into it then..
Cheers.
 
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