Setting up 2 separate users


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Kristin

Can anyone tell me how to set up 2 separate users on
Microsoft money. My boyfriend and I share our computer but
want to keep things separate. I have tried, but when I go
to download it won't allow me to specify dates, and
usually I download his money into mine. Its so weird. Any
help is great. Thanks.
 
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Bob Peel, MVP

Best thing is to create two separate files. Use Windows Explorer to navigate
to the current MyMoney.mny file and rename it appropriately - HisMoney.mny
and then load Money and with File > New create HerMoney.mny.

As Money remembers the last file it opened you need to create two desktop
short cuts and in the target box after the money.exe parameter add the full
path to each file in turn in quotes to cope with spaces in the path - for
example "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\msmoney.exe" "C:\Program
Files\Microsoft Money\bob.mny". Make the other shortcut point to
Kristin.mny.
 
M

Mike G.

Kristin said:
Can anyone tell me how to set up 2 separate users on
Microsoft money. My boyfriend and I share our computer but
want to keep things separate. I have tried, but when I go
to download it won't allow me to specify dates, and
usually I download his money into mine. Its so weird. Any
help is great. Thanks.
Create a new money file, off the File menu, New --> New File. After you have
two files, you can switch to the other file from the File menu. Download his
stuff into one file, and yours into the other.

You'll also want to transfer your boyfriend's transactions to the other file.
There are export and import functions on the file menu (export from the original
file and import into the new one).

I thought things were serious when you get your own drawer, but when you get
your own Money file, that's a completely different level. You can also create a
file for each boyfriend: e.g. name them Friday, Saturday, TheFunOne,
TheCulturedOne, TheDangerousOne, etc. (yes, i'm kidding!)
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

Can anyone tell me how to set up 2 separate users on
Microsoft money. My boyfriend and I share our computer but
want to keep things separate.
In addition to the other fine suggestions, you might consider
setting up separate users on Window XP. Now you not only will
automatically go the last Money file you used, but things such as
how you position icons, color choices, etc will change.
<windowsKey>+L will let you switch users quickly.
 

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