Money 2004 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had been using Money 2004 with no problems, although I always worked offline.  I recently had to restore my PC to factory settings and having reinstalled Money 2004 I now cannot restore the backup I have on an external hard drive.

    It seems to want my passport.net password to be able to restore the file but I cannot log in.  I've read the information online about the problem and I've tried the fix suggested (working offline, turning off the passport.net password) but still every time I try to restore it I either get an error message saying it can't be opened or I can't log in.

    Have I lost the information in my backup file?


    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 8:30 PM

All replies

  • No.


    Odds are, you were actually using Money 2005 rather than 2004. What you will want to do is to download the correct available download for your region via http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/money/thread/479281b2-90f9-42ca-85f7-644fc6e1e5c3 to install the available fixed software.

    Disconnect from the internet. Then open your *.mny or restore your *.mbf file. Log in offline. Then remove your Live ID with File-PasswordManager.


    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 8:40 PM
  • Great thanks, that worked.  I did have problems to begin with but that seemed to be to do with the location the money document was being saved to (an external hard drive) once I changed that to my C drive it worked.  What a relief!


    Thank you


    Sunday, August 21, 2011 5:03 PM