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  • Question

  • I’ve got Microsoft money installed on my main computer which is a 64 bit windows 7 pro. I have backed the current data up to a USB.  I have Microsoft money installed on another computer with Windows 8.1 newly installed. I open the Money program and it displays all the latest data from the USB, but I cannot find a way of getting the second computer to save the data on it's own hard drive.

    It opens reliably with the data on the USB and I can make changes to the data and save it back to the USB and the first computer and vica versa.

    Don't suppose it's relevant  but for the sake of clarity the second computer is an Apple Macbook Pro (64 bit) which is dual booted with 'Bootcamp' to Windows 8.1 which works very smoothly.   Only done because Money and some Map software will not work with iMac.


    • Edited by poor1 Saturday, December 24, 2016 2:34 PM
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 2:30 PM

Answers

  • Check where on your computer you are saving your Money.mny file.  In order for Money to save changes to your Money.mny file, it must be in your Documents folder (or a sub folder).

    If you save it to the C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Money folder, any changes will not be saved.

    Also, post back with the version of Money that you are using (Help>About)  If it's Money Plus you should do the mnyob99.dll replacement described in the first "sticky" thread in this forum:

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d28d6921-1f01-430f-b33e-f5a3ec47077b/important-patch-for-money-plus-maybe-20062007-mnyob99dll?forum=money


    Bill Becker

    • Proposed as answer by Bill Becker Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by poor1 Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:03 PM
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 4:38 PM
  • Thanks for your interest. 

    It is Microsoft Money Delux OEM, Version 12.0

    Thought I would reply to that before doing anything else

    Ive been using it on various computers for ten or more years and a fantastic programme and such a shame its been dropped.  Never used the connections to banks as I never needed them, but used the stock market updates which was very useful whilst they were running.

    • Marked as answer by poor1 Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:03 PM
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 4:47 PM
  • That was the answer to save it in Documents.

    Instead of trying to save it through the Money software I simply saved it directly from the USB into Documents and it works immaculately 

    Many thanks for the tip

    • Marked as answer by poor1 Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:03 PM
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:00 PM
  • You have Money 2004 so the patch is not needed or advised.  

    Go ahead and try saving your Money.mny file in your documents folder.

    Yes, we are all fans of Money and, fortunately, it's possible to keep it running even without support from Microsoft.


    Bill Becker

    • Marked as answer by poor1 Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:04 PM
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:01 PM

All replies

  • Check where on your computer you are saving your Money.mny file.  In order for Money to save changes to your Money.mny file, it must be in your Documents folder (or a sub folder).

    If you save it to the C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Money folder, any changes will not be saved.

    Also, post back with the version of Money that you are using (Help>About)  If it's Money Plus you should do the mnyob99.dll replacement described in the first "sticky" thread in this forum:

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d28d6921-1f01-430f-b33e-f5a3ec47077b/important-patch-for-money-plus-maybe-20062007-mnyob99dll?forum=money


    Bill Becker

    • Proposed as answer by Bill Becker Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by poor1 Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:03 PM
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 4:38 PM
  • Thanks for your interest. 

    It is Microsoft Money Delux OEM, Version 12.0

    Thought I would reply to that before doing anything else

    Ive been using it on various computers for ten or more years and a fantastic programme and such a shame its been dropped.  Never used the connections to banks as I never needed them, but used the stock market updates which was very useful whilst they were running.

    • Marked as answer by poor1 Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:03 PM
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 4:47 PM
  • That was the answer to save it in Documents.

    Instead of trying to save it through the Money software I simply saved it directly from the USB into Documents and it works immaculately 

    Many thanks for the tip

    • Marked as answer by poor1 Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:03 PM
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:00 PM
  • You have Money 2004 so the patch is not needed or advised.  

    Go ahead and try saving your Money.mny file in your documents folder.

    Yes, we are all fans of Money and, fortunately, it's possible to keep it running even without support from Microsoft.


    Bill Becker

    • Marked as answer by poor1 Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:04 PM
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:01 PM
  • It might be of interest that the latest version of MacOSierra's software Bootcamp for dual booting will not accept Windows 7 for some reason, although it did with the previous version.   Windows 8.1 (64 bit) works perfectly though.
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:08 PM