Can't install Money 2005 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had the patch added to Money 2005 years ago & it's run without a problem, including yesterday. But today - won't run. I've uninstalled several times & reinstalled it but nada. I also downloaded from the sticky in the thread - also no joy.

    Basically the first time I try it it asks me to accept the online bumf - I do & then it closes. Thereafter the program screen appears & then disappears!

    I'm in the UK - and I use money to keep track of my finances. Help!

    PS I'm running Windows 10 - had a problem with one of my hard drives (not C: & not the one with the Money install or back up data). I've even tried repairing/reinstalling Windows but no joy.

    All other programs are fine. It seems to be not installing properly - it starts installing & then goes complete in about 5 seconds!

    Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:55 PM

All replies

  • When you reinstall, do not use your old Money 2005 disk. Instead use the appropriate link to the patched Money 2005 install file, and use that installation file.

    If you did that, and you still have problems with your Money file, copy sample.mny from your installation folder to your Documents folder. Open that copy of sample.mny. Does that work? 

    I would keep an extra copy of my *.mny file and recent *.mbf files on other media, in case some thing bad happens.

    Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:34 PM
  • Yep that worked.

    I think the problem was that my documents were stored on a drive that's just died but I didn't redirect to the backup.

    Incidentally, the money files (including the sample.mny) were saved & backed up on a completely different drive but it seemingly wasn't looking there!

    All working now though, thanks

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:13 PM
  • I rely on the UK version of Money too. You need to use the latest patched version as linked on the forum here http://moneymvps.org/downloads/files/2005/Money2005-UK-QFE2.exe

    See also this link https://www.garethjmsaunders.co.uk/2011/11/27/download-microsoft-money-2005-for-free/

    MS MoneyQuotes is useful to update fund / share prices https://gaiersoftware.com/Money

    See also some other patches for Money 2005 to improve functionality http://moneymvps.org/downloads/patches.aspx

    I recommend archiving these files for future use in case the download links are removed.

    I see you got Money working. My usual trick would be to run the installer from an admin account as an administrator with the compatibility set to Windows XP.

    • Edited by SC489 Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:49 AM
    Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:48 AM