Weird Install on WIN 10 machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had MS Money Deluxe Sunset on a CD, as well as a .dll file patch.

    I installed Money, using XP compatibility mode, and when I launched it, was shocked to see that it was already populated with all my financial data, up until an entry from a week ago...I had a flash drive ready with a restore file, but hadn't even plugged it in yet...both machines on my network have Money installed, but are configured not to share data on the network.

    I'm not using WIN 10 "one drive", either, and the install CD was several years old, so, the question is how did a new install of Money Deluxe Sunset acquire all my data, without me importing the .mbf file from the flash drive???

    Is MS keeping cloud files from Money?  That's the only logical explanation I could come up with to explain how a clean install from an old CD could have current financial transactions already populated.  

    Any theories?

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017 4:04 AM

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  • "Clean install"? What does that mean to you? I would think that would mean an install on a drive that never had Money installed since the drive was formatted.

    Uninstalling Money does not remove the data files. Reinstalling does not remove the data files. And I suspect the Windows registry remembers what Money file (*.mny) was most recently used. And if that does not happen after a reinstall, I would not discount Money looking for a *.mny file.

    There was no need  to install in compatibility mode.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017 11:47 AM
  • By "clean install" I mean installing on a new computer from a CD, a computer which has never had any version of Money ever installed on it.

    How did it acquire the data, since neither desktop are networked to share files?

    The data could have not been on the CD, since it has not been used in over a year, and was read-only besides, yet the version of Money Sunset somehow got populated with all data since I last balanced the account about a week ago, on the other machine.

    Both machines share same network, but neither are configured to share data...

    I had function problems when installed in other than XP compatibility mode, so that is why it was done.

    The *.mny backup file was still on a flash-drive that had never even been plugged into the new machine, and was only used to recover the missing prior-week's data.

    Friday, January 6, 2017 1:29 AM
  • That is weird. I have no explanation.

    A backup file goes through a process during restore. It sounds as if that was not what you saw.

    It is a good idea to set the Window firewall to not allow Money to access the internet. That speeds things up.

    Friday, January 6, 2017 1:35 AM