Help moving a MS Money 2000 data file into Sunset RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have not found a thread that relates to my issues, or at least not to my search terminology.  So here goes...

    My MS Money 2000 Deluxe files once worked fine on my Windows 7 laptop.  Loaded them up a few years ago from an ailing Windows ME machine.  However, the program now appears corrupted, and I can't locate the original 2000 install files or backups.  I think they died with the ME machine without consideration (it has been 13 years and 4 moves).

    My issues are in the import to the MS Money Plus Sunset, where it says the file was from another version of MS Money.  Typical MS fault indications - no useful information.  I am in Canada, but nowhere in the program is it identified as Canadian.  The only Canadian terminology is in the account names (RRSPs etc).  But I have started to wonder if I actually had a Canadian version.  

    I tried once before to upgrade to an interim version of MS Money and failed miserably at it (exporting all the files was not desirable at all, especially if it was to find the one non-working file for the upgrader).  It is why I resolved to stay with Money 2000 Deluxe.  Am I hooped, and just have to move to one of the inferior products out there?  Or is there a way to access the MS Money 2000 file (if it is Canadian too), and pull essential files from it, and accept the loss.

    Thanks for your help.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 11:21 PM

All replies

  • Are your regional settings on your computer set for Canada or the US? Consider trying the other, and see what happens.

    Also, check your computer for a *.mn8 file. If you have such a file, keep an extra copy on other media. That would be a copy of your Money 2000 file as you tried conversion. Maybe that would have been left from one of your earlier conversion attempts.

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:51 AM
  • Hi,

    If your *.mny data file file is corrupt I doubt that you would be able to migrate to Sunset or any other year (but same region). You will never be able to migrate from one region to another region.

    Ebay would be a good place to go to get a Money 2000 installation disk, once you know what region you really want. Often Money was included on MS Works.

    PS  Yes Cal; its the old English Teabag returned. 

    Monday, April 29, 2013 8:31 PM