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Money 2003 - No PW ever - Now asking me for a PW to open the file RRS feed

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  • I'm sure hoping someone can help.  I have 18 years worth of personal financial data on this file and currently I cannot access it.  

    I downloaded the Money Plus Deluxe Sunset edition in hopes that I could use it to download transactions from my Amex online account because my 2003 version of Money could not.  It still could for my other banks because they use the ofx file types, but not Amex.  

    The Money Plus Deluxe Sunset edition launched and immediately attempted to convert my money file.  It froze.  I tried several times and it froze every time.  I even allowed 12 hours to pass thinking maybe it was just working to convert my large file.  Still frozen.  

    Then I uninstalled Money 2003 thinking that was the issue.  Still froze.  Then I uninstalled Money Plus and reinstalled it AFTER Money 2003 was removed.  Still froze.  So I uninstalled Money Plus.  

    Then I re-installed Money 2003 from my old disc.  It loaded quickly.  When I opened it, it tried to open my Money file, but now required a password to open the file.  I have never password protected the file.  I tried every password I've ever used, but to no avail.  

    Based on everything I've read online, it appears my money file was from an upgraded version of Money 2003 which I no longer have access to since support is long gone.  Money plus is supposed to be the solution, but I just keep getting freezes there.  

    Can anyone help?  

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:31 AM

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  • First, Amex downloads sometimes contain text that causes Money to report that the file is corrupted.  It's easy to fix, but that is not your current problem.

    The password error can indeed be caused by trying to open a .mny file with the wrong version.  Was your Money 2003 a US version?  If, not look at the second "sticky " thread in this forum:

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/479281b2-90f9-42ca-85f7-644fc6e1e5c3/download-microsoft-money-installation-files-solve-activation-and-some-other-errors?forum=money

    and download and install the correct version for your location.

    If it really was Money 2003 US, post back and we can look at other possibilities.


    Bill Becker

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:12 AM
  • I'm sure hoping someone can help.  I have 18 years worth of personal financial data on this file and currently I cannot access it.  

    I downloaded the Money Plus Deluxe Sunset edition in hopes that I could use it to download transactions from my Amex online account because my 2003 version of Money could not.  It still could for my other banks because they use the ofx file types, but not Amex.  

    The Money Plus Deluxe Sunset edition launched and immediately attempted to convert my money file.  It froze.  I tried several times and it froze every time.  I even allowed 12 hours to pass thinking maybe it was just working to convert my large file.  Still frozen.  

    Then I uninstalled Money 2003 thinking that was the issue.  Still froze.  Then I uninstalled Money Plus and reinstalled it AFTER Money 2003 was removed.  Still froze.  So I uninstalled Money Plus.  

    Then I re-installed Money 2003 from my old disc.  It loaded quickly.  When I opened it, it tried to open my Money file, but now required a password to open the file.  I have never password protected the file.  I tried every password I've ever used, but to no avail.  

    Based on everything I've read online, it appears my money file was from an upgraded version of Money 2003 which I no longer have access to since support is long gone.  Money plus is supposed to be the solution, but I just keep getting freezes there.  

    Can anyone help?  

    Find a *.m10 on your computer. That would be a copy of the Money 2003 file before Sunset tried to convert it.

    I would make an extra copy of that plus any recent backups onto other media such as a USP flash drive, in case something bad happens.

    Anyway, I think Money 2003 will open the *.m11 file, or you could copy that file to RMD2003.mny and open that with Money 2003.

    If you have no *.m11, do you have maybe *.m12 or *.m14?

    Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:12 AM
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