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  • Question

  • how to get the password to money file???

    I have changed Live ID numerous times and now it wont open at all.

    is there a way to get the password?

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:13 PM

All replies

  • There is pretty much no way to get in if you don't know the Live ID credentials or at least have some significant knowledge of the email address and  password.

    If you thought you knew the password, but you are not successful at getting in to the file, then there are techniques to help:

    Disconnect from the Internet.  Pull your ethernet cable or turn off
    your modem -- whatever it takes.  Start Money, click below the
    password field to select "I want to sign in to Money directly,
    without access to all online services." then click Next.

    If you get into your file, and if you are using Money 2006 or later,
    remove your LiveID.  Although you
    already changed your LiveID, you must use the credentials that were in
    effect at the time that you saved that Money file.  To remove the
    Live ID, go to File-PasswordManager, and choose to remove your
    LiveID.  To remove or add a conventional password, also see

    The password is case-sensitive.  If you are not sure of your
    credentials, write down what you remember.  Consider permutations.
    Check your notes.  You will not get into the file without those
    credentials in effect when the file was saved.

    There is also a program that could try credentials from a list or try credentials
    using a set of rules such as trying Fred0000 through Fred9999. Write down what
    you remember about your email address and password. Sleep on it, and keep a paper
    and pencil next to the bed.

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 5:11 PM
  • what is this money file thing?
    Saturday, February 2, 2013 8:24 PM