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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?
This article describes how to back up your Microsoft Money data file to a writable CD or DVD drive.
When you back up your Money data file, Money prompts you to select the media where the backup file is stored. You can back up your Money data file to either of the following locations:
Manually Create the backup fileManually copy the backup file to the writable CD or DVD according to the instructions that are provided by the manufacturer of your writable CD or DVD drive.
Back up the file directly to the writable CD or DVD driveNote This method requires that you use third-party software to copy files to your writable CD or DVD drive just like the way that you copy files to a hard disk.
To configure your version of Money to back up the file directly to a writable CD or DVD drive, follow these steps.
Microsoft Money 2006 and later versions
Microsoft Money 2005
Microsoft Money 2004
If you want to rename the backup file, you must manually back up the file.
Note If you experience difficulties backing up using the above methods, it is possible that due to your operating system, third party applications or out dated drivers, Money will not be able to directly write to your CD Rom drive. For additional assistance with this issue, please contact the manufacturer of your CD Rom drive or Windows support.
In many instances, Windows will store your information in a temporary folder to be written to your disk at a later time. This process can also be used to write to other removable media such as Flash Drives.
Note Windows Vista supports direct backup without the need of third-party software drivers for most CD and DVD drives.
For more information about troubleshooting issues with Windows writing to your CD Rom drive, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/324129/ )How to troubleshoot issues that occur when you write data to a CD-R or CD-RW optical disc in Windows XP
On a computer that is running Windows VistaTo resolve this issue, follow the steps in the appropriate section.
The computer is connected to the InternetView the "Troubleshoot problems with creating a DVD-Video using Windows DVD Maker" topic on the following Windows Online Help and Support Web site:
The computer is not connected to the InternetView the "Troubleshoot problems with creating a DVD-Video using Windows DVD Maker" topic in Windows Help and Support on the computer's hard disk by following these steps:
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Article ID: 265130 - Last Review: February 11, 2011 - Revision: 13.0