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  • When opening my Money Plus 2007 file I enter the password then it the program just closes.  I have also had occasions when it says the password is wrong when I know it is not.  I believe windows crashed when we accidently left the file open.  I don't have a LiveID, so that is not the issue.  Any ideas on how to access my data?
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:07 AM

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  • The good news is that Money 2007 keeps 4 backups by default. You could follow the long process below, or just skip to the last paragraph and restore a backup.

    Copy Sample.mny from your install folder (typically C:\Program
    Files\Microsoft Money Plus\ or
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Money Plus\
    with 64-bit Windows) to your Documents folder.  Open Money
    by right-clicking that copy of sample.mny and choose Open.  Migrate
    to the Portfolio.  Does it display?  If not, the problem is
    probably with your installation.

    If Sample.mny works correctly, your installation is probably
    OK. While in Sample.mny, go to Tools->Settings->ProgramSettings and set the
    (GeneralDisplay:)StartMoneyWithThisPageOpen:AccountList

    Was your symptom that Money would not open successfully?
    While in Sample.mny, go to Tools->Settings->ProgramSettings and set the
    (GeneralDisplay:)StartMoneyWithThisPageOpen:AccountList
    Open the problem file a time two.  Does that file open now?  If so,
    go to Tools->Settings->HomePageDisplaySettings and Remove the
    Investment Performance module.  There has been a problem where a
    lot of investments triggers a crash upon opening where Money opens
    to the "Home Page".

    If Sample.mny does not open successfully, then there would be a problem
    with your Money installation or your Windows settings.Install Money Plus
    Deluxe Sunset with the link in what is currently the second (sticky)
    post in this forum. Then put the patched DLL described in what is currently
    the first post in this forum into place.

    Make an extra copy of your backups onto other
    media in case you want to restore one that pre-dates the problem.
    You can switch back to your file by clicking File, and selecting
    your regular file from the list at the bottom.

    If Sample.mny does open successfully, you can try a
     File->RepairMoneyFile->QuickFileRepair.  That is
    simple, but it probably will not solve this.  Then try I would try
    making a repaired version of your file with
    File->RepairMoneyFile->StandardFileRepair level 2

    If it still does not work, try restoring a backup that pre-dates
    the problem. Try your newest, or second-newest or even older backup.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:34 AM
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  • I am now locked out of Money because it is requesting that it be activated since I reinstalled it.  Once I enter the product key it says it has to contact a server and then comes back with unsuccessful and an error 1017.  
    Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:13 AM
  • I am now locked out of Money because it is requesting that it be activated since I reinstalled it.  Once I enter the product key it says it has to contact a server and then comes back with unsuccessful and an error 1017.  

    Install Microsoft Money Plus Deluxe Sunset. Then install the patch described in what is currently the first post in this forum.
    Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:51 AM
    Moderator