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Upgrading MNY file from Money99 to Money 2005 UK on Windows 7 hangs RRS feed

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  • I have had to rebuild my Windows 7 hard drive. Previously I had Money99 working fine on there but after the COMPLETE rebuild, the new install of Money99 kept complaining that my MNY (and backup) files were corrupt. I found my way here and after unsuccessful attempts to get Money99 working (changing compatibilty modes mainly), have now downloaded and installed Money 2005 UK from the forum.

    At least this time, Money 2005 seems to recognise my MNY file since it prompts for (and accepts) its password. It then proceeds to try and upgrade it (a progress bar confirms this) before then displaying a prompt that (something like) this version does not support custom currencies, which currency do you want to update it with. 

    I choose British Pound and then OK and then Money shortly goes into a Not Responding state. I don't know if it's still upgrading (though Task Manager seems to indicate its not doing anything). I'm leaving it running just in case, but its been 'running' over 3 hours now.

    My MNY file would contain perhaps 10years of data and is 20MB.

    Help very much appreciated.

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:55 PM

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  • UPDATE: It's working!!

    Gave up waiting and rebooted. Started up Money which of course defaults back to the same MNY file and so prompts for the password but instead I forced it to create a new Money file so I could at least get into the software. I then monkeyed around with a few Settings (don't ask which TBH I don't think it mattered) and then tried to open my Money99 file and to my pleasant surprise it opened up and looks fine - well chuffed! The only issue so far is it has now prompted me twice to enter a US Dollar conversion rate which it insists needs doing (WHY for goodness sake) - but if that keeps popping up I'll be back to the forum.

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:46 PM