MM Sunset is 100 GB! Is this normal? RRS feed

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  • It is eating up all my memory.  This cannot be normal.  How can I correct this?
    Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:39 PM

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  • No. Task manager shows 40 MB (0.040 GB) of memory useage when I first open Money Plus Deluxe Sunset. It may grow, but I don't suspect it getting anywhere near even 1 GB, evan after long use in a session.

    My install folder contains under 86 MB (0.086 GB). My largest *.mny file is 137 MB (0.137 GB)

    Where are you getting your data?

    Anyway, if you think you have valid data, I would reinstall.



    Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:16 PM
  • that's what it shows in control panel.  If I uninstall the program, will I lose all my data?

    Thursday, July 14, 2011 8:02 PM
  • What I call control panel is apparently different than what you call control panel. When you see your "100 GB" number, what is the heading for the window?

    You will not loose your Money data files (*.mny and *.mbf) by uninstalling. However, I would still copy my *.mny and last couple *.mbf files onto other media, such as a USB flash drive. That way you will be protected from loss, even if the unexpected (such as hard drive failure) happens.


    100 GB is 100,000 MB or 100,000,000 KB or 100,000,000.000 bytes.



    Friday, July 15, 2011 12:46 AM
  • Under control panel, uninstall program, I sorted by file size and Microsoft Money was at the top with 100 GB---a massive amount.  The strange thing is...I went ahead and uninstalled as you suggested.  Then rebooted.  The available memory on my drive barely changed so the 100 GB that control panel showed for it had to be wrong...it did NOT free up 100 GB...not even 1.  Then when I reloaded the program, it shows up in  control panel as 100 GB again but my memory only changes by .1 GB so I am not going to worry.  It is obviously NOT 100 GB as I first thought!
    Friday, July 15, 2011 1:00 AM
  • Under control panel, uninstall program, I sorted by file size and Microsoft Money was at the top with 100 GB---a massive amount. 

    I just replicated your process, and I see the same thing! Weird.

    That column refers to disk space and not memory space. I don't know where the number comes from.

    Friday, July 15, 2011 1:14 AM
  • In WinXP SP3, doing the same reveals 92.98 MB for me.  Money Plus H&B Sunset.
    Friday, July 15, 2011 5:09 PM
  • I checked my other Windows 7 machine. It also lists a Size in the Uninstall of 100GB for both Money Plus and Money 2007.

    It appears to be a quirk of Windows 7 in a way. There is apparently an EstimatedSize value that can be used for an application. The MSI installer file provides the value to the uninstall registry key. I guessed we could find and update that key. Now I found a value of about 106 Meg (0x064b6000) for what looked like such a key. The key is

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Money2008b with value and data "EstimatedSize"=dword:064b6000

    So the problem seems to me to be a Windows 7 quirk/ (minor bug). http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cjacks/archive/2010/10/13/why-is-the-size-column-in-add-remove-programs-no-longer-populated-in-windows-7.aspx

    did experiment further. I put in various values into the key, and I looked at the uninstaller size value displayed. The uninstaller is treating this as if the data is not in bytes, but is instead in units of 0x400=1024=1KB. I think the value should be treated as bytes based on my limited searching. So I am calling this either minor Window 7 bug, or a poorly named and poorly documented "value". I think, to a programmer, "size" normally is in bytes.

    Friday, July 15, 2011 7:26 PM