MS Money 2004 .mbf restore not working

  [email protected] 16:05 22 Oct 2011

I have had to restore my PC which resulted in reloading MS Money 2004 from the CD. I then tried to restore the backup which is a .mbf file. This will not restore telling me that MS Money cannot locate the file.

I know the file is where I am looking and that it is a viable backup.

I have followed the usual instructions and have also looked at all the chat rooms and followed miriade suggestions.

Has anyone any more ideas ?

I will be moving to Banktrees but really would like my data to avoid having to restart everything and loose all my history too !!!


Jeremy Mumford

  csqwared 19:33 22 Oct 2011

I had this problem following following a rebuild and re-installation of MS Money 2004. After a bit of trial and error I found that, after re-installation, in a little while a window appeared advising me to wait for a download as my back up files would not be readable. This is an automatic download and appears after five or ten minutes. Give it a try. As an add on, I'm not familiar with Banktrees, but I moved to Money Manager Ex from Code Lathe ( primarily as I now use Linux. This a free, very comprehensive financial manager and also runs under Windows. Have look.


  johnnyrocker 19:41 22 Oct 2011

not a good idea to use your E-mail address in a public forum?


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