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  • My HP desktop, using Windows 7, had to rebuild. Made Money 2005 back-up files on an external hard drive, have also the regular memory stick back-up. Re-installed Money 2005 (OEM version which is part of Microsoft Works Suite 2005) and trying to import the back-up files. Thus far without any success, the message comes back "Can't import file", with the add on "Please confirm that you have the correct file.

    Any suggestions

    Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:35 PM

Answers

  • Hello Dominic,

    Converted my data file to .mny; and was able to import into Money.

    All is working again.

    Thank you for your help.

     

    • Marked as answer by Peter_v_B Monday, January 2, 2012 5:14 PM
    Monday, January 2, 2012 5:13 PM

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  • The version installed by your disk needs an update to be able to read the data file. After the update do not import the backup files: just open the latest copy of your .mny data file. Use the update file to install at any later date. The update files are self-contained installation files.

    If you are in the UK, update your Money 2005 installation with  http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26915.

    If using the International English version, update with http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26922.

    If you are in the US, install Money Sunset http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/athome/microsoft-money.aspx.

    Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:46 PM
  • Thank you Dominic

    I installed Money Sunset (US) My latest copy of my Money datafile ends as ".mbf" and is not accepted (message "can't import file"). Do you have any other suggestions?

    Monday, January 2, 2012 4:12 PM
  • Hello Dominic,

    Converted my data file to .mny; and was able to import into Money.

    All is working again.

    Thank you for your help.

     

    • Marked as answer by Peter_v_B Monday, January 2, 2012 5:14 PM
    Monday, January 2, 2012 5:13 PM
  • Dominic ~

    I have been struggling with this problem for a month now. I have US Money 2005. Computer crashed when I tried to install a MS update. I was able to retrieve all my files including photos thanks to a Brit on YouTube! In the last post when Peter said he converted his data file to .mny I was excited to try this. My question is: How do I convert my .mbf file to .mny? Renaming just sounds too easy! Thanks for all your help!

    Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:54 PM
  • The download is no longer available at the UK reference.

    Is there somewhere else I can go?

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:15 PM
  • This advice is copied from Cal Learner's recent post in the second "sticky" thread in this forum:

    I tried and got the same message. I found the Money 2005 UK download at http://moneymvps.org/downloads/patches.aspx#Money2005 The file link is http://moneymvps.org/downloads/files/2005/Money2005-UK-QFE2.exe

    I checked that the downloaded Money2005-UK-QFE2.exe matched the Money2005-UK- QFE2.exe.exe expected characteristics. That guarantees the files are identical.
     File Size: 28917528 bytes (27.58 MB)

        MD5: F8D8CEE3049F5411B660E456D1B69DEC
        SHA-1: 0FB64C04E1589366BAB5316F7EFBB7D2C44133AF

    I use the fciv utility from Microsoft to check the MD5 and SHA-1. The command is

      fciv Money2005-UK-QFE2.exe   -both

    A nice utility for checking hashes and many other things about files is FileAlyzer 2:

    https://www.safer-networking.org/products/filealyzer/


    Bill Becker

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:10 PM