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  • I have Microsoft MOney plus on my current computer but just ordered a new one. Is there an easy way to transfer the program to my new computer without having to start over?
    Friday, July 20, 2012 7:25 PM

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  • Read http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2118008 , and download the Microsoft Money Deluxe Sunset install file onto the new computer. Install.

    From the old machine, copy your *.mny and your latest *.mbf files to the Documents folder of the new computer. Open Money by double-clicking the *.mny in Windows Explorer.

    Once inside,  in Tools->Settings->BackupOptions, for your upon-exit backup file,
    Browse to your Documents folder, and choose a filename for your
    backup; the file location remembered from your old file probably
    does not exist on the new computer.  I suggest you plug in a USB
    flash drive, and Browse to that for the location for your scheduled
    backup.

    Review your backup policies.  Periodically copy your newest *.mbf
    file to other media, in case your hard drive fails or your Money
    file gets corrupted somehow.  You don't want to overwrite your only
    good backup file by backing up a corrupted Money file over it.

    Friday, July 20, 2012 9:29 PM
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