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  • Help.  I am using MS Money 2013 Sunset Version.  I can get in my files fine but I selected the "remember password" option some time ago.  The problem is now I have forgotten what the password is so the password manager will not allow me to reset the password.  Is there any way to accomplish this without knowing the password.  Very embarrassing, but I hope there is a way since I am in the file.
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 1:16 PM

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  • Wow. The thing I would try is to make a new file with no password. If you get locked out of the current file, you will not get in without the password. Don't make a mistake. Feel free to ask for clarification and ideas. Yet things could go wrong. I hope not.

    Warning: while I hope that trying to export a QIF file will not cause
    Money to ask for a password, I don't know. I would hate to have you
    locked out of Money. I think it will be OK, but I don't know. This is the
    first time that I remember somebody recogizing a password problem before
    being locked out of the Money file.

    To do QIF Export+Import, you will need to export each account that you
    want to keep.  Do both regular and Investment accounts.  Make the
    filenames meaningful.

    When you choose a filename for an investment account, I suggest that you
    make the first character of the filename to be an underscore (_).
    Start the filename of other accouts with a letter.   Thus you might have
    _BrownInvestment.qif and BrownInvestmentCash.qif.  This would cause
    the investment account to be processed prior to the associated cash
    account.  When the BrownInvestment got created, you would specify
    that you want to track the cash transactions.  Then specify that
    the cash transactions account for BrownInvestment was where the
    BrownInvestmentCash.qif transactions get sent.

    Once you have all of the QIF files saved, that will be an milestone.
    I would create a new Money file (File->New->New file) ON A DIFFERENT COMPUTER if practical.
    This would have the effect of Money not forgetting the cached password on
    the original computer. It would also be handy to be able to refer back to the
    original file when adjusting things.

    Copy the QIF files to the new computer. Install Money Sunset on the new computer.
    Then File->Import ALL AT ONCE using Ctrl+<click> to select each and every QIF  file that you just made.
    Specify "New or Recovered" account when asked. The reason for the all-at-once
    thing is to allow Money to recoginze transfers.


    There are things that will not come across, but you will have a clean file.
    You may have to adjust balance. Stock symbols will not come across.


    Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:45 PM
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