Problem after Restore Backup


J

Jill

Moving Money 2002 and data from Computer A to Comp B.
Restore Data files as instructed. All data is there, but
I cannot add any new transactions!
What did I do wrong?
 
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C

Cal Learner-- MVP

Moving Money 2002 and data from Computer A to Comp B.
Restore Data files as instructed.
About those instructions -- what were they?
 
J

Jill

Copied first to floppy disks (2) on Comp A.
At comp B - Restore Backup; he followed MSFT instructions:
"To restore a Money file from a different backup file,
follow these steps:
Click Restore from a different backup file.
Click Next.
In the Available Backup Files dialog box, either click to
select a file from the list or click Select other backup
file, find the file that you want to restore, and then
click OK.
Click Restore."
 
C

Cal Learner-- MVP

Copied first to floppy disks (2) on Comp A.
What you normally would have done at that point is to back up to the
floppies rather than copy the files. Probably that is what you did,
since you point out that you got the information onto two floppies.

What you apparently also did was to install Money 2002 onto computer
B from the Money install disk. I was wondering if you had copied a
bunch of files somehow rather than just the backup.
At comp B - Restore Backup; he followed MSFT instructions:
"To restore a Money file from a different backup file,
follow these steps:
Click Restore from a different backup file.
Click Next.
In the Available Backup Files dialog box, either click to
select a file from the list or click Select other backup
file, find the file that you want to restore, and then
click OK.
Click Restore."
In restoring it is best to not restore to the default location, but
to Browse to your "My Documents" folder. That does not seem to be
the problem here, but it is unclear what would have caused your
symptom.

If the Computer A can write to a USB flash drive, you might copy
your *.mny file to that. Then copy that *.mny file to your "My
Documents" folder. Double-click the *.mny file in Windows explorer
to launch Money with your copied *.mny file.

The ability to look at a file but not change it made me think of a
trial version of Money. That does not seem likely to be the case
here I guess.
 
J

Jill

I'll try your ideas tonight. Thanks!
-----Original Message-----


What you normally would have done at that point is to back up to the
floppies rather than copy the files. Probably that is what you did,
since you point out that you got the information onto two floppies.

What you apparently also did was to install Money 2002 onto computer
B from the Money install disk. I was wondering if you had copied a
bunch of files somehow rather than just the backup.


In restoring it is best to not restore to the default location, but
to Browse to your "My Documents" folder. That does not seem to be
the problem here, but it is unclear what would have caused your
symptom.

If the Computer A can write to a USB flash drive, you might copy
your *.mny file to that. Then copy that *.mny file to your "My
Documents" folder. Double-click the *.mny file in Windows explorer
to launch Money with your copied *.mny file.

The ability to look at a file but not change it made me think of a
trial version of Money. That does not seem likely to be the case
here I guess.

.
 
J

Jill

You Are a Genius!!
You were right - I did copy a bunch of extra files that
somehow got onto the disk. I also noticed lots of junk on
the hardrive in the MSFT Money files. Got rid of only
what I KNEW wasn't needed.
So what I did was, 1) delete all of the backup files from
Money on C drive. 2)deleted all the extra junk that was
in that same Money folder. 3)deleted the extra junk on
the floppy disk. 3) Open Money and "restore backup from
different backup file". Now everything is perfect.
Problem solved. Thanks Very Much!
 
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C

Cal Learner-- MVP

You were right - I did copy a bunch of extra files that
somehow got onto the disk. I also noticed lots of junk on
the hardrive in the MSFT Money files. Got rid of only
what I KNEW wasn't needed.
So what I did was, 1) delete all of the backup files from
Money on C drive.
I would not want to suggest that you want to delete extra backup
(*.mbf) files. It is good to have extra backups on both the hard
drive and other media.


In Tools->Options->Backup I suggest checking
x Automatically backup to hard disk on exit
x Prompt me before backing up each time*
x Make my file small ...

Then periodically, perhaps once per month or more, copy your
latest backup (named differently from your earlier backups) to a
CDR. With XP, this can be a copy and paste operation. Otherwise
use the burning software that came with your CDR drive.

I strongly suggest use of a USB Flash drive also, in addition to
backing up to your hard drive. They typically act like a big
floppy. For a more automated way to make multiple backups, see
Glyn Simpson's method at http://www.mvps.org/money/backup.htm


* This has two advantages. You can change the file name
occasionally. I like to pick a name something like money040828.
Then it is easy to change the name to have multiple backups. The
..mbf extension is automatic. The other advantage is that you can
choose "Don't Back Up, or you change your mind about exiting by
simply clicking the X in the upper right of the pop-up box.

2)deleted all the extra junk that was
in that same Money folder. 3)deleted the extra junk on
the floppy disk. 3) Open Money and "restore backup from
different backup file". Now everything is perfect.
Problem solved. Thanks Very Much!
I'm very glad to hear it.
 

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