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08 Apr, 2020 07:04 PM

I have Moneydance 2017 and yesterday it quit working. I click on it to open it and nothing happens.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ethan on 08 Apr, 2020 07:10 PM

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    Can you send me your errlog.txt file? This should capture detailed error messages from the program, even if the program is failing to open.

    If you're using Mac OS X, it should be located at one of these locations within your Home folder:

    Library/Containers/com.infinitekind.MoneydanceOSX/Data/Library/Application Support/Moneydance/errlog.txt


    Library/Application Support/Moneydance/errlog.txt

    If you have any trouble finding your Home Library folder, open Finder and select Go -> Go to Folder and type in:


    This should pull up your local Library folder.

    If you're using Windows, it should be located at:


    If you're using Linux, it should be located at:


    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by Larry Lance on 08 Apr, 2020 07:41 PM

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    I went to the finder and found the Home Library and found application support but there was no Moneydance err log.txt

    Larry Lance
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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ethan on 08 Apr, 2020 07:56 PM

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    Hello Larry,

    Can you try to get to the home library folder using the other method I described? In the Finder, select Go -> Go to Folder from the menu bar and paste in:


    Then try to navigate to one of the two possible locations I mentioned.

    Infinite Kind Support

  4. 4 Posted by Larry Lance on 08 Apr, 2020 08:42 PM

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    Ethan that is what I did. I found application support there and there were probably 30-35 different things beyond application support but Moneydance was not one of them.
    Larry Lance
    [email blocked]

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ethan on 08 Apr, 2020 09:31 PM

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    Hi Larry,

    That's really strange. Moneydance creates that folder for the settings file before the first launch. If it's not there, it would create it again immediately after you try to open the program. You mention Application Support, but did you also check that first directory I gave?

    Infinite Kind Support

  6. 6 Posted by jeff_l on 09 Apr, 2020 09:06 AM

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    Hi Larry,

    You’re obviously struggling to find your errorlog.txt file.

    Based on the notion that a picture is worth a thousand words….

    Have done you a screen grab (find attached) on how to navigate to the file in question. Double click it to make it full size. Note the red arrow & follow the path in the status bar to errorlog.txt.

    The only difference is that yours will probably not say user1 in the path, but your user name.

    Hope this helps & that when you find your errorlog.txt it will tell Ethan something useful!

    Jeff – just a fellow user

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Maddy on 09 Apr, 2020 10:12 AM

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    Hi Larry,

    I believe you've recently upgraded your operating system to Catalina.

    Please note: we recommend running Moneydance 2019.3 (1880) on Catalina, as older versions may not be fully compatible.

    This is available for download at this page.

    If Moneydance 2017 was previously installed, your new version will register automatically.

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

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

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