restoring from Dropbox?

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T.J. Schmitt

20 Apr, 2018 08:14 PM

Is it possible to restore my data from a Dropbox file? My Mac died this week, and so I installed Moneydance on a new computer. The backup file I saved is outdated, but I have been using my iPhone to input transactions during the week. Can I input THAT file to my new computer, or will that file not work?

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 21 Apr, 2018 07:45 AM

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    I am not support staff just a user.

    You don’t state which version and build of Moneydance are you running. See under HELP – ABOUT MONEYDANCE. for example, I am running 2017.7.1(1671).

    The following only works with Moneydance 2017.

    In Dropbox make a copy of the folder “.moneydancesync” with a different name and store in a safe place.

    In Moneydance click FILE – NEW – OPEN SYNCED FILE. Use the dropdown to set the same sync method as you were using. Enter the same passphrase as before and start syncing. If your data set is synced back into your computer you may need to tidy things up. Particularly the things listed in the side bar. Use the “+” at the bottom. You will probably find under FILE – SYNCING that you can’t set a syncing method so you need to convert your data set as below.
    Create a backup using the FILE - EXPORT BACKUP.
    To use the file, first download it to your computer and then follow these steps:
    1. In Moneydance, select Window --> Python Scripting.
    2. In the window that opens, select 'Open Script' then navigate to the .py file wherever you saved it on your system.
    3. Select 'Run' to execute the file.
    4. Wait a few moments until you see a message on screen, confirming the script has run successfully.
    5. Close Moneydance and then reopen it.
    You should now have recovered your data set and be good to go.

    Hope this helps

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