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  • Question

  • I am using the UK updated MS Money 2004.  When I try to back up to a USB stick it tells me my USB is full and requests the next 'disc'.  I am using a 16GB stick which is empty.  Any ideas?

    Rob

    Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:27 AM

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  • Anything larger than 2GB is not recognized properly in the older versions of Money's backup routines.   Solution: somehow insure that your USB stick has less than 2GB of free storage space or use a USB stick no larger than 2GB.
    • Proposed as answer by ameridan Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:24 PM
    Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:23 PM
  • Thank you for this.  I am confused as I had updated my MS MOney to the last UK version (similar to the US Sunrise) and assumed that there would be no problems with this.  Is there a workaround?

    Regards,

    Rob

    Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:41 PM
  • The solution was the workaround.  As an example - copy a 14GB movie file onto the USB stick.  When I stated "older" version, that just meant anything other than Version 17.
    • Edited by ameridan Friday, September 13, 2013 5:22 PM
    Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:15 PM
  • Another trick is to use another tool that can create a mountable device from a "file". One of such tool is TrueCrypt:

    • Use TC to create a mountable device that use a file a on the USB stick. Make the device smaller than 2G.
    • Mount the new device
    • Use the new device for money backup
    • Bonus, your backup content will be encrypted.

    Friday, September 13, 2013 10:12 PM
  • By default, Money 2004 will not write (backup) to any USB stick that is larger than 2 GB.

    "sweepling" wrote in message news:25be22fb-0746-4807-80d4-c4a1f0c36ff7@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    I am using the UK updated MS Money 2004.  When I try to back up to a USB stick it tells me my USB is full and requests the next 'disc'.  I am using a 16GB stick which is empty.  Any ideas?

    Rob

    ----- http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/money/thread/25be22fb-0746-4807-80d4-c4a1f0c36ff7#25be22fb-0746-4807-80d4-c4a1f0c36ff7
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    Regards
    Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:24 AM
  • Agreed. I have done this myself.
     "hleofxquotes2" wrote in message news:4ebf230e-5f86-4210-8a6a-28d0438390ee@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Another trick is to use another tool that can create a mountable device from a "file". One of such tool is TrueCrypt:

    * Use TC to create a mountable device that use a file a on the USB stick. Make the device smaller than 2G.
    * Mount the new device
    * Use the new device for money backup
    * Bonus, your backup content will be encrypted.

    ----- http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/money/thread/25be22fb-0746-4807-80d4-c4a1f0c36ff7#4ebf230e-5f86-4210-8a6a-28d0438390ee
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    Regards
    Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:26 AM