Microsoft Money - restore a file on Windows 7.

December 2016


Ive'been using Microsoft Money for some time (on XP and Vista) and now I've moved to Windows 7.
I've been able to install Money but I can't import the backup made on the prior Window's version,

I have a message prompting me that the backup is a read-only file(the box is not checked yet).


  • Make a right click on the Money shorcut and click on "Run as administrator"
  • Try creating a bogus file (account, username...etc).
  • Once the file is created, the interface opens and there is a popup that appears, prompting you to update the software.
  • Perform the update and then you try to import your backup file.

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