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    MS Money main file (98 (5.0))

    How do I tell Money what file I want to use as the main one? I started a new one and whenever I close Money, and then reopen it -- it keeps going back to the old one! Under Tools or Options there is no setting for the main file. I checked the registry and I cannot find where this is stored.

    I guess I could always just swap names on the files, but this must be controlled somewhere! Thanks.

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    Re: MS Money main file (98 (5.0))

    Unfortunately, there is no way to close the file in Money, so it keeps first open file as a main one. When I encountered this problem, I closed Money and moved all Money files (My Money.*, MyMoney.Backup.*, etc) from default folder (usually My Documents) to different folder, and open Money once again. It has no files to open and prompts me to create a new one or to open the file I want. I opened the file I wanted to be main first, and then the other one. If you will try it, don't forget to move all Money datafiles as well as all backups to a new folder(s).

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    Re: MS Money main file (98 (5.0))

    That just seems illogical -- but that does NOT make it impossible!

    There is a registry value here:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftMoney5.0
    "CurrentFile"=""

    And... one would think this should control the file that Money thinks is the, eh, current file. But... it apparently does not! WHY???

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    Re: MS Money main file (98 (5.0))

    This goes way back to 3.1, but it still works. Using Money 6.0(98), but this worked for older versions too. Haven't tried newer ones.
    I start from a shortcut. In the properties dialog there's a field in which to start the application. I have a specific directory where I keep the .mny file, and it goes there. Money opens every time to this directory, and therefore finds this file without intervention.

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