Money 2005 UK problems with backups (Win10) RRS feed

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  • Hi - I am running Money 2005 and have been having the same problem for the last few weeks

    The problem on this thread was that one file could not be opened, and its only backup file could not be opened. Is that the problem that you have been having for weeks? Perhaps you could clarify your symptom.

    Also, since you have read this thread, have you already been inspired to keep multiple backups of the working Money file, including backups onto other media?


    I´m having this issue on any of my backup files, It doesnt matter the media, since I've saved the file on two harddisk and "onedrive cloud" simultaneously. When I open the file for the first time, it works, but when I close the software, and open again, then It's corrupted. I've saved various versions of the file, so I could test, even when I use the backup feature of MSmoney, does not work.

    • Split by Cal LearnerModerator Monday, October 2, 2017 9:42 PM Different symptoms: different thread.
    Monday, October 2, 2017 8:27 PM

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  • If I understand correctly, you can save a *.mbf file. You then open that *.mbf file on the same computer that file restores into Money it seems. But when you try to exit that file, you get an indication of corruption. Did I get that right?

    I suggest that, with Money closed, you use Windows to make a copy of your *.mny file as n0gs_1.mny (or some other name that you can keep track of) into your Documents folder. Then open that copy, and try this sequence:

    File->RepairMoneyFile->StandardFileRepair level 2

    When you do the standard repair, it will let you name the repaired file. I suggest n0gs_2.mny

    Inside of that file, I would set the backup options. I don't have Money 2005, but I have tried to adjust the description below.

    In M05: Tools->Settings->BackupOptions
    I suggest ticking
     x Automatically backup to hard disk on exit
       Save in [a user-writable place on your hard drive such as Documents]
         select a name such as n0gs_2backup so as to not overwrite others.
      x Prompt me before backing up each time*
      x Make my file small ...

     x Perform scheduled backups every _28_ days
      Save in [a USB flash drive location]
       x Ask me before backing up each time*
       x Compress Backup Files

    * The reason I have Money ask me, is that I don't want to back up
    each time I exit.  If I went into Money 5 times in a day, I would
    not want to back up 5 times, nor would I want to delete 5 other
    backup files.  You will be given the choice to BackUpNow or to

    Note that whenever you restore a backup file, you often should not use the remembered filename, but instead Browse to your documents folder, and choose a new name. This makes sure that the name exists on your new computer and is writable. It also keeps you from accidentally overwriting a *.mny file that is still useful.

    I would keep extra copies of your *.mny files on other media until you get this sorted out.

    Monday, October 2, 2017 10:05 PM