Money 2007 How to open my files not sample account RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have Money 2007 on Windows 7 and have used it for years.  Today it wouldn't open and said there was an error and would automatically close.  I looked at some of the forums and one tip suggested going into program files and trying to right click on the Money Sample file to see if it would open.  It did.  I closed Money and tried to reopen it and now it just keeps opening the sample file.  How do I get out of the sample account and back into my account with all my financial stuff?  When I was trying to open my account originally when it asked if I want to search for a solution under more details this is what it said.

    Problem signature:
      Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
      Application Name: msmoney.exe
      Application Version:
      Application Timestamp: 459cb23b
      Fault Module Name: StackHash_0a9e
      Fault Module Version:
      Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
      Exception Code: c0000005
      Exception Offset: 00000000
      OS Version: 6.1.7601.
      Locale ID: 1033
      Additional Information 1: 0a9e
      Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
      Additional Information 3: 0a9e
      Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

    Monday, March 19, 2018 8:59 PM

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  • Find all of the *.mbf files on your computer. If there are some that are with a couple weeks of the date on your *.mny file, then opening a backup would probably be your best move. Another good move, before proceeding,  would be to copy your *.mbf and problem *.mny file to other media, such as a USB flash drive.

    Try restoring the newest. One way to do that is to close Money. Then open that backup file. That will open Money.

    If that does not do it, close Money. Open up the second-newest backup file.

    If you don't know how to find the *.mbf files on your computer, let us know.

    Monday, March 19, 2018 11:48 PM
  • Not a real computer guy so not sure how to search for a *.mbf file or a *.mny file.  
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:06 PM
  • #1: This is from a Windows 7 help item:

    To find a program or file by using the search box on the Start menu

    You can use the search box on the Start menu to find files,
    folders, programs, and e‑mail messages stored on your computer.

      To find an item using the Start menu:

    • Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then type
      a word or part of a word in the search box.

      As you type, items that match your text will appear on the Start
      menu. The search is based on text in the file name, text in the file, tags,
      and other file properties.

    You would be looking for *.mbf

    #2: If that does not find the files for some reason, I like a program called Agent Ransack.

    #3: In a Windows command window, you can do the following command:

    dir  \*.mbf  /s

    That will search your disk for all *.mbf files..

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:13 PM