deleting old accounts

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04 Oct, 2019 07:32 AM

My MoneyDance folder is filling up with old accounts no longer in use, Some advice on how to delete these please.

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 04 Oct, 2019 11:23 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    Deleting accounts is not recommended and can be dangerous if they include transfers to other accounts.

    You should highlight the account in the side bar (list on left) and click ACCOUNT – EDIT ACCOUNT and tick “Inactive”, OK.
    Now right click on the account in the side bar and select “Remove from side bar”.
    Use the “+” to open a side bar edit window, add/remove accounts from side bar.

    Hope this helps.

  2. 2 Posted by eric on 04 Oct, 2019 11:44 AM

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    Thanks Derek

    Sort of helps, I have so many ‘backups’ of old accounts that I would like to just totally delete.

    And don’t use right click on the Mac..

    Thanks for helping out.


    Eric Dowsett

    Developing sustainability through conscious awareness

    Author of: ‘The Moment That Matters’ ‘Loving Who Shows Up’ First Aid’ ‘Collapsing The Wave’ and ‘Box ! - What Box?’

  3. 3 Posted by derekkent23 on 04 Oct, 2019 12:13 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    When you use the word “backup” are you using it the sense of Moneydance data set backups EXPORT BACKUPS or automatic backups set under PREFERENCES BACKUPS? If so, you can delete any unwanted backups of your data sets.
    There must be an equivalent to a Windows right mouse click on Mac or many Moneydance features would be inaccessible.

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