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  • I recently went from Windows xp to Windows 7.  I was using Money 2007 with great success. Upon entering it in my new computer with Windows 7, I was informed I needed to download Microsoft Money Plus.  It seems to work OK until I close out. I get the message "The path name is invalid.  Please use a valid path name."  What am I doing wrong?  How can I fix this?  Is my data being saved safely?    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Friday, May 11, 2012 9:20 PM

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  • You may have been able to install Money 2007, but I don't know.

    In Tools->Settings->BackupSettings, change the SaveIn place. The best way to do that is to Browse to your Documents folder and pick a root name. Your new install may not have the same folder names as your previous Windows version. Here is how I would set up things:

    In M+: Tools->Settings->BackupSettings
    I suggest checking
     x Automatically backup my Money file every time I close Money
      Save in [a place on your hard drive ]. It is best to Browse to
         a location rather than typing the path.
       x Ask me before backing up each time*
       x Compress Backup Files
       Keep only the _20_most recent backup files [adjust to taste]

     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
       Keep only the _2_most recent backup files [adjust to taste]

    Then periodically, perhaps each month or three, copy your latest
    backup (uniquely named by Money) to a CDR.

    * 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 Postpone

    Friday, May 11, 2012 10:37 PM
  • Cal's usually cogent explanations confuses me here.  The reason I think you are having problems is the security features built into Windows 7.  Installing Money puts your *.mny file in Program Files(x86) which is security protected in Windows 7.  Move your *.mny file to My Documents (or a Money subfolder under My Documents).  Then double click on that file to open Money.  It should open and then save when you close it.  Follow Cal's suggestions to assure you have plenty of backups.
    Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:19 AM