Default File Location

Your data file is stored on your system as a YourFileName.moneydance file.

On a Mac, the data file will appear with the Moneydance icon displayed.

On a Windows system, the file will appear as a regular 'folder' so you won't see the Moneydance icon like you might expect.

Moneydance will store any new data files you create in the same, default location.

If you have not manually moved your data file to a different location, you can access the file by navigating within Moneydance to Help > Show Documents Folder.

This will open a new window displaying your .moneydance data files.


Any files stored in the default location can be accessed within Moneydance by selecting File > Open.

Locating data files -

If you're having trouble locating your data file(s), you should search your system.

Using Windows, open a File Explorer window.
Using a Mac, open a Finder window.

Then use the search box at the top right of the window.
Search your entire system for .moneydance.

Default Locations -

The default location for your data file(s) varies depending on your operating system -

macOS Big Sur and newer OS


macOS X Lion until macOS X Catalina


macOS X Snow Leopard and earlier

/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Moneydance/Documents

More recent versions of Windows


Older version of Windows

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\.moneydance\Documents