Money 2004 Password RRS feed

  • Question

  • I conjured up a boot sector virus,  which of course made my week.  After scanning and pulling off all uninfected files I performed a low level format and reloaded everything. I use the original MS Money 2004 disk to load money again and tried to open the .mny file that I had been using.  Money asked for a password, which it had not been doing previously as I had originally set the "no password" option during setup.

    I tried my live/passport password and it did not recognize it.  I decided to try and recover one of the backup files and once again was asked for a password.  None of my existing passwords, or historical ones, are accepted by either the .mny file or the backups.

    I removed and reloaded Money once again, this time entering my passport password during setup. Still could not open the existing files.

    At this point I have removed my Money software and am hoping someone has experienced this or knows of a solution.

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 1:35 AM

All replies

  • This password error message often means that your data file was created with a more recent version of MSMoney, - i.e. at some point you upgraded to a version more recent than 2004.  If you can't find that disk or download, post back with your version (international, US, etc).
    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 2:20 AM
  • If you had no password on your file before, Bill is correct. You would need UK Money 2005.

    If you can find it, Money 2005 has quirks that you want to read up on. You have some special things to do before it can access what we think is your Money 2005 *.mny file. Get things in shape before the end of January, or you would probably be stuck


    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 5:42 AM