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NoticeIf you've been managing your finances with the help of Microsoft Money, you should be aware that Microsoft discontinued all online services and assisted support for all versions of Money on January 31, 2011. (Microsoft discontinued sales of Money on June 20, 2009.) If you're looking for an alternative program, Microsoft has made the Money Plus Sunset versions available as a replacement for the following expired programs: Microsoft Money Essentials, Microsoft Money Deluxe, Microsoft Money Premium, Microsoft Money Home, and Microsoft Money Business. For more information about Money Plus Sunset, refer to this article in the Microsoft Knowledge base: What Is Microsoft Money Plus Sunset?
Note Microsoft .NET Passport is now Windows Live ID. However, older versions of Microsoft Money may still refer to Windows Live ID as one of the following:
This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user.
You may find it easier to follow the steps if you print this article first.
When you use Microsoft Money to manage your finances, you may start receiving error messages or notice unexpected symptoms. If you receive any one of the following error messages, you may have some damage in your Money data file:
This transaction cannot be entered
Money is not properly installed. Please try setup again.
Money could not write to your money file. The operation cannot be performed or another application finished this task before you.
Additionally, when you try to view saved reports, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Money cannot locate filename or cannot open it, possibly because it is a read-only file, you do not have permission to change it, or your disk drive is write-protected. If you have chosen the correct file and it cannot be accessed, you will need to click OK and then Restore your most recent backup file.
When you try to print checks, you may receive the following error message:
Due to changes in your Money file, the saved version of "report name" is no longer valid. Money has attempted to reset this report, but you should reset it manually to avoid unreliable information.
If you experience any one of the following symptoms, you may have some damage in your Money data file:
There Are No Accounts with Checks to Be Printed
Method 1: Determine whether Money is functioning correctly
Step 1: Test the issue in a new data file
Step 2: Reinstall MoneyFor more information about how to remove and reinstall Money, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895866/ )How to remove and reinstall Microsoft Money
Method 2: Repair the Money data file
Step 1: Repair file in Microsoft Money 2004 and later versions that you can access
Step 2: Repair files in Microsoft Money 2003 and earlier versions, files that you cannot access, or other Money filesFollow these steps to repair Microsoft Money 2003, Microsoft Money 2002, Microsoft Money 2000, and Microsoft Money 99 data files. You can also follow these steps to manually repair data files in Money 2004 or a later version.
Method 3: Use the Microsoft Money Standard File Repair utilityFor more information about how to repair Money data files by using the Standard File Repair utility, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902466/ )How to use the Microsoft Money Standard File Repair utility
Method 4: Remove the bill dataNote Microsoft Money 2007 and Microsoft Money Plus provide a utility that lets you remove all the bill data from Money. Make sure that you note your bill information before you complete these steps. If you do not have bills entered into your register in Money, you may want to enter an instance into your register before you delete your bills so that you have a quick reference when you re-create your bills.
Method 5: Verify that the Temp Folder is Valid, and then Empty the Temp Folder
There are several other symptoms that are not listed in the "Symptoms" section that you could experience that may be resolved by using the file repair utilities.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312814/ )You cannot view your cash flow report in Microsoft Money
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329840/ )You cannot synchronize data between Microsoft Money and MSN Money
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829143/ )How to troubleshoot problems downloading statements from your financial institution's Web site into Money
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891338/ )Error messages that you receive when you try to open Money by using your Windows Live ID credentials
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838713/ )The account balance does not match the balance in the register in Money
Article ID: 182608 - Last Review: February 11, 2011 - Revision: 13.0