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    money backup file (Money 2001)

    Hi all, i don't if this is the right forum for this problem...apologies if not. here is the problem step-wise:
    1. computer crash (running WinME)
    2. managed to save backup of money personal file
    3. HDD wiped clean and XP loaded
    4. MSMoney 2001 loaded
    5. when i try to restore my Money personal file, my password doesn't seem to work any longer and i can't open my file. I know it's the correct password.

    any thoughts?

    thanks, Van

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    Re: money backup file (Money 2001)

    Just to be sure, why don't you google "freeware password finder" and ensure that you are using the correct one.
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    Re: money backup file (Money 2001)

    thanks John, I'll do that. But I'm sure i've got the correct password....been using it almost everyday for 2 years now.

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    Re: money backup file (Money 2001)

    Hi again John, i've tried to recover the password using various retrieval programs, but not luck....in fact it's quite strange....they keep coming back saying the file is NOT password protected (even though MSMoney won't open the file and keeps asking for a password as if it was protected). Any other thoughts? Thanks, Van

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    Re: money backup file (Money 2001)

    Try using the "Enter key" as the password.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: money backup file (Money 2001)

    I've tried that without success.

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    Re: money backup file (Money 2001)

    The only thing that I can think of is possibly an "import" rather than a "restore". Does Money have a "File, Import" function?. If so, you might try creating a dummy account and then try to import the file from your original backup. Apart from that, I'm stumped. Let me know how (or if) this works.
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