Restoring from Money backup


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Petert

I knew this would end in tears!!

I have had to load Money (2004) onto a fresh Windows XP machine. I
backed up my Money file to an external hard disc.

Upon loading Money I am trying now to restore from the backup file.

I have moved the backup file, My Money Backup.mbf to the folder on my
C drive, C:\program files\microsoft money - which is where I've
located my new install of Money.

However, when i try and restore from the backup via the function I
find when I open Money and ask it to search for existing Money Backup
files, I find the one I've placed on my C drive (as above) but when i
tell it to restore from here it seems to give it a completely
diffrerent address - E:\Documents and Settings\Peter\My
Documents\Word\My Documents\My Money.mny and tells methe file name is
invali and to use a valid filename.

Well this is beyond my limited capabilities, so can anyone please help
me shed some light on what I'm doing wrong?
 
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Martin Beenham

Petert said:
I knew this would end in tears!!

I have had to load Money (2004) onto a fresh Windows XP machine. I
backed up my Money file to an external hard disc.

Upon loading Money I am trying now to restore from the backup file.

I have moved the backup file, My Money Backup.mbf to the folder on my
C drive, C:\program files\microsoft money - which is where I've
located my new install of Money.

However, when i try and restore from the backup via the function I
find when I open Money and ask it to search for existing Money Backup
files, I find the one I've placed on my C drive (as above) but when i
tell it to restore from here it seems to give it a completely
diffrerent address - E:\Documents and Settings\Peter\My
Documents\Word\My Documents\My Money.mny and tells methe file name is
invali and to use a valid filename.

Well this is beyond my limited capabilities, so can anyone please help
me shed some light on what I'm doing wrong?
It sounds as though you are trying to restore the backup to its original
location on an E: drive, which presumably doesn't exist on your new
machine (or at least the path is not valid). You need to provide a new
location which does exist. Somewhere in "My Documents" on the new
machine might be a good starting point.
 
P

Petert

It sounds as though you are trying to restore the backup to its original
location on an E: drive, which presumably doesn't exist on your new
machine (or at least the path is not valid). You need to provide a new
location which does exist. Somewhere in "My Documents" on the new
machine might be a good starting point.
I thought that what I was trying to do was to reload my data FROM the
backup file (which was on the E drive) but which I moved to the C
drive. I wasn't aware I was trying to restore the backup to the E
drive - I had assumed that Money would have loaded the data from the
backup file (now found on the C drive) into the Money programme (also
on the c drive).

It's not exactly intuitive is it :)
 
C

Cal Learner-- MVP

I thought that what I was trying to do was to reload my data FROM the
backup file (which was on the E drive) but which I moved to the C
drive. I wasn't aware I was trying to restore the backup to the E
drive - I had assumed that Money would have loaded the data from the
backup file (now found on the C drive) into the Money programme (also
on the c drive).

It's not exactly intuitive is it :)
During restore, Money either restores *to* the folder name and
filename that were in effect at the time of the backup ("default
location") or to a place and filename that you specify. By clicking
Browse and browsing to your Documents folder, you can be confident
that the folder that you restore to exists on the current computer,
and that you will have full access to the folder.
 
K

Ken

Hi Petert,

Always store files you do not want to loose in your My Documents folder.

I have a folder in My documents named My Money, that is where I keep my
money files.

The actual path is C:\Documents and Settings\"my user name"\My Documents\My
Money\Backup.mbf

First thing you want to do is make a copy of your existing Backup.mbf.
Store it some place safe.

Next: put your Backup.mbf in your My Money folder, then double clicking it
should start the restore process.

Remember if it ask for a place to restore to, always browse to the My Money
folder.

Post back if you have more questions,
Ken


| I knew this would end in tears!!
|
| I have had to load Money (2004) onto a fresh Windows XP machine. I
| backed up my Money file to an external hard disc.
|
| Upon loading Money I am trying now to restore from the backup file.
|
| I have moved the backup file, My Money Backup.mbf to the folder on my
| C drive, C:\program files\microsoft money - which is where I've
| located my new install of Money.
|
| However, when i try and restore from the backup via the function I
| find when I open Money and ask it to search for existing Money Backup
| files, I find the one I've placed on my C drive (as above) but when i
| tell it to restore from here it seems to give it a completely
| diffrerent address - E:\Documents and Settings\Peter\My
| Documents\Word\My Documents\My Money.mny and tells methe file name is
| invali and to use a valid filename.
|
| Well this is beyond my limited capabilities, so can anyone please help
| me shed some light on what I'm doing wrong?
|
| --
| Cheers
|
| Peter
 
P

Petert

Hi Petert,

Always store files you do not want to loose in your My Documents folder.

I have a folder in My documents named My Money, that is where I keep my
money files.

The actual path is C:\Documents and Settings\"my user name"\My Documents\My
Money\Backup.mbf

First thing you want to do is make a copy of your existing Backup.mbf.
Store it some place safe.

Next: put your Backup.mbf in your My Money folder, then double clicking it
should start the restore process.

Remember if it ask for a place to restore to, always browse to the My Money
folder.

Post back if you have more questions,
Ken
Hi Ken,

Thanks very much indeed for your advice - brief, to the point and easy
to understand :)

I know have access to the data I had backed up just before my PC died
 
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Ken

| On Mon, 9 Mar 2009 14:54:54 -0400, "Ken"
|
| >Hi Petert,
| >
| >Always store files you do not want to loose in your My Documents folder.
| >
| >I have a folder in My documents named My Money, that is where I keep my
| >money files.
| >
| >The actual path is C:\Documents and Settings\"my user name"\My
Documents\My
| >Money\Backup.mbf
| >
| >First thing you want to do is make a copy of your existing Backup.mbf.
| >Store it some place safe.
| >
| >Next: put your Backup.mbf in your My Money folder, then double clicking
it
| >should start the restore process.
| >
| >Remember if it ask for a place to restore to, always browse to the My
Money
| >folder.
| >
| >Post back if you have more questions,
| >Ken
|
| Hi Ken,
|
| Thanks very much indeed for your advice - brief, to the point and easy
| to understand :)
|
| I know have access to the data I had backed up just before my PC died
|
| --
| Cheers
|
| Peter

Great to hear you are back in business, thanks for letting us know.

Ken
 

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