PC Doctor January 1, 2016
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Dear PC Doctor:
I have been using Microsoft Money 99 to balance my checkbook. There have been several updates since the program came out, but I ignored them all. Last week, on a whim, I decided to install the new version. Now the program can’t read my checkbook entries. Yikes! How will I balance my checkbook this month? Why won’t the back up files work? Is there a fix?
There are several versions of Microsoft Money - 99, Microsoft Money Essentials, Microsoft Money Deluxe, Microsoft Money Premium, Microsoft Money Home, and Microsoft Money Business. They’re all expired and Microsoft no longer provides any support for users of these programs. If you downloaded a version of Microsoft Money recently, I’m willing to bet it was Microsoft Money Plus Sunset. If there are too many versions between the one you used previously and the one you just installed, the program will not recognize your Money files. All is not lost, however – You can try ‘restoring’ them. Here’s how:
On the File menu, click Restore Backup. In the Restore backup dialog box, click Open a recently used Money file. Click the file that you want to open, and then click Next. On the File menu, click Restore Backup. In the Restore backup dialog box, click Restore from a backup file. Click Next. Click Restore. In the Name the Restored file or the Restore Backup dialog box, click Browse. Select a location where you want to restore your file. Give the file a name. Click OK. You are taken back to the Name the Restored file or the Restore Backup dialog box. Click Restore.
If these options do not work, my best suggestion would be to find your original Microsoft Money Installation disks and re-install the old program, especially if it had been working well for you.
I wish you good luck!
Until next time,