Converting MS Money 2000 file into a MS Money Sunset file RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I am a MS Money user since 1997! I have always used a MS Money 2000 italian version that runs on Windows XP. I am still using it, since I have installed a virtual machine with XP on my PC. 

    Well, now it's time to change but I would like to do it without loosing the connection of all my past data (in order to make comparisons, for example). I have downloaded the latest free MS Money version (MS Money Sunset). This version (in English) work under any Windows version, including Windows 10 (it works, indeed).

    Therefore, the idea was to just turn my MS money 2000 file that I am still using into a MS Money Sunset file (in English, of course). In theory, I should just open the old file with MS Money Sunset.

    But it seems to be impossible! 

    In short, the sunset returns an error like " I can't convert the file because it was created with a previous version of MS Money"

    Then I tried a workaround. What I did exactly is to export each single account (about ten accounts, under a single Money 2000 ITA file); then I did create a new money sunset file and I tried to import each single account into the brand new MS money sunset file. After the import I realized that numbers where wrong, probably due to the different language/format (i.e. for one thousand in Europe we use a dot, -1.000 - while in USA you use a comma - 1,000. 

    I know I could just start a new Money sunset file from the scratch, but I want to keep my "historical" data file, if possible.

    Well, I was wondering if someone can help me with this job. Let me be clear: of course I am willing to pay for this. What I am asking to do is to get my MS money 2000 ITA file and turn it into a MS Money Sunset ENG file. Once you have done this, ideally I should be able to start from the new file and go on with the registration of my expenses.

    What do you think? Any hint? Do you want me to send a MS Money 2000 file so that someone can check the feasibility

    Thank you very much in advance for yoour consideration

    Friday, January 17, 2020 8:19 PM

All replies

  • Money data files are in a different format for each region. The correct regional version of Money must be used or the data file will not open.

    It is possible to convert from one region to another only by exporting data as loose qif and importing to the new regional version of Money

    See http://moneymvps.org/faq/article/28.aspx .

    Friday, January 17, 2020 9:19 PM
  • I run MS Money 2000 International English perfectly well on Windows 10 Professional ~ but (like you) realise sometime soon my luck may run out.

    All of us, I expect, may have problems if future MS Operating systems do not include Internet Explorer and do not allow it to be installed alongside Edge.

    A long time ago I looked at Money 2001 and Money 2002 and found I did not like what Microsoft then described as 'progress'.

    My advice to you now Fabrizio is to make absolutely sure that you like Money Sunset before you start trying to migrate your existing data.

    I have decided to keep an old Compaq Laptop running Windows 98SE and my MS Money 2000, but without internet access, and just accept that all transactions and share prices will have to be entered manually.



    Friday, January 17, 2020 10:26 PM