Single household, different data sets

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18 May, 2022 04:17 PM

I think I know the answer to this having read around the forum but want to just check. My question is:
I have used Moneydance for years on a Mac, my wife doesn't use software but is now interested in doing so. My data set relates to my accounts.
Can I just install MD on her Windows 10 pc and create a new dataset that relates just to her accounts. I don't want confusions arising so that my own dataset is mixed with entries she might have put in. So the default login on each computer will be different.
I want to keep them separate but use the same activation key.

Can I do this by just setting up MD on her computer as a new dataset. She has no data to import.

Many thanks for your help

Kind regards


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Maddy on 18 May, 2022 04:21 PM

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    Hi David,
    Thank you for contacting Moneydance support.

    For personal use, we ask that you buy just one license per household, no matter how many computers you install it on, operating systems you use, people who use Moneydance, or data files you create.

    I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions or need more assistance.

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by derekkent23 on 18 May, 2022 06:59 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi David

    Once you install Moneydance and entered your key on your wife computer you can create a new data set which will be completely independent from your data set.

    Hope this helps.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Maddy on 19 May, 2022 07:39 AM

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    In addition, Moneydance will open in the Welcome window as displayed in this article.
    You can create a new file by selecting "Create New Account Set".

    Please keep us posted on your progress, Thank you!

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  4. 4 Posted by David Ward on 19 May, 2022 12:42 PM

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    Thanks Mandy. Have set up MD on her pc now
    And created a new file.

    Appreciate your help

    Best wishes


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    On 19 May 2022, at 08:39, Maddy <[email blocked]> wrote:


  5. 5 Posted by David Ward on 19 May, 2022 12:44 PM

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    Thanks derekkent23
    I appreciate you taking the time to write.
    Seems to be working as we wanted

    Sent from my iPhone

    On 18 May 2022, at 19:59, derekkent23 <[email blocked]> wrote:


  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Maddy on 19 May, 2022 01:35 PM

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    Thank you for reporting back, David!

    I'll close this discussion for now, but do not hesitate to contact us again, if you need further assistance.

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  7. Maddy closed this discussion on 19 May, 2022 01:35 PM.

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