9 martie 2012 15:12
My copy of MS Money 2005 won't allow me to run my data file. So I have restored a backup. However when I attempt to open the .mny file I get a message saying "You don't have permission to open this file. Contact the file owner or an administrator to obtain permission".
My machine is a stand-alone running W7, and I am the only administrator. So why is it saying that I need admin permission, and what can I do to open the file.
All help gratefully accepted.
9 martie 2012 16:27Moderator
It is critical that your *.mny and *.mbf files are not within the ProgramFiles folder. Typically those files would be within your Documents folder.
I presume you are not in the US or Canada. In that case, when you open Money, Help->About should say you are using version 22.214.171.1245. If it does not, use the appropriate installation file pointed to in first posting in this forum.
19 martie 2012 18:45
As suggested, the files are in My Documents and the Money program is in the Program folder of my C: drive.
I'm in the UK, and the Help screen does show Version 126.96.36.1995.
Can you suggest how I can get around the "You don't have permission..." problem? Or where else I could go to to get some help.
19 martie 2012 18:55Moderator
When you restore, File->Restore a *.mbf file. Do not restore to the "default location". Instead Browse to your Documents folder, and choose a new name.
Say what OS you are using.
Try starting Money by right-clicking the launch icon and choosing RunAsAdministrator. This is mainly a diagnostic thing.
If that did not get you into your file, copy your *.mny file to a USB flash drive. Your next thing will be to create a new administrative user. Copy that *.mny file from the USB drive to the Documents folder of the new user. Open Money by double-clicking that *.mny file in Documents folder of the new user from Windows Explorer. Do you get in?
See you in another 10 days with your results? :-)