Problems moving from one computer to another


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Ronda

I had Money 05 on my computer with xp. I got a new computer with windows 7.
I found an installation disk for 05 and reinstalled it on my new computer but
I can't open the files. keeps asking me to backup etc than says it can't
open because it is read only etc.

Any ideas. I am really getting frustrated and I need to pay my bills.
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

I had Money 05 on my computer with xp. I got a new computer with windows 7.
I found an installation disk for 05 and reinstalled it on my new computer but
I can't open the files. keeps asking me to backup etc than says it can't
open because it is read only etc.

Any ideas. I am really getting frustrated and I need to pay my bills.
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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Ron Rosenfeld

I had Money 05 on my computer with xp. I got a new computer with windows 7.
I found an installation disk for 05 and reinstalled it on my new computer but
I can't open the files. keeps asking me to backup etc than says it can't
open because it is read only etc.

Any ideas. I am really getting frustrated and I need to pay my bills.
With my Money Plus, I found I had to set it to "run as administrator" in order
to run under W7 Prof - 64.
--ron
 
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Ron Rosenfeld

Hmm. I made no such step to run under Win7 Ult 64.
Interesting. I won't be at my W7 machine for another few weeks, so I can't
investigate it further. But I will.
--ron
 

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