How to find MD data file from backup hard drive

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08 Jan, 2021 04:03 PM

I have been using Moneydance on a Mac for several years. Recently my old Mac crashed and I bought a new one. I've added Moneydance to the new Mac and am trying to find the Moneydance data file on my backup hard drive so I can transfer it to me new Mac.

When I look at files on the backup drive, I find many Moneydance files and do not know what they are for. Can someone tell me which file contains my Moneydance data files so I can transfer them to my new Mac.

Once I have accomplished that, do I need to move any of the other Moneydance files to me new Mac>

Thanks for any help.

  1. 1 Posted by jeff_l on 08 Jan, 2021 04:16 PM

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    From your screen shot there is only one file you need, that’s the one at the very top with the MD Icon next to it dated Jan 4, 2021

    Transfer that to your new Mac

    fellow user

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 08 Jan, 2021 08:29 PM

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    For information files with a .md extension are generally from Moneydance 2011 or earlier where a single file was used.

    Since Moneydance 2012 the software has used a folder/directory structure for the data with the folder having a .moneydance extension.

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