Changing filename

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08 Nov, 2019 09:22 PM

Hi. I've opened an archive file, and want to use it as my base file. How can I change it from an archive to a data file.

TIA

Michael

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 08 Nov, 2019 10:24 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user
    Hi money.

    When you FILE (MONEYDANCE on Mac) – RESTORE FROM BACKUP you do not overwrite your existing data set, a new data set is created with the naming convention – from manual backup yourdatasetname-yyyymmdd-tttt.moneydance the date time code taken from the backup file - from auto backup yourdatasetname (plus at number) e.g. yourdatasetname 2.moneydance The default data set location can be found under HELP (MONEYDANCE on Mac) – SHOW DOCUMENT FOLDER. You can delete old data sets you no longer want. You can rename a restored data set with Moneydance closed as you would any other folder provided you retain “.moneydance” extension. A data set is a folder not a file containing other folders and files. When you open Moneydance it will open in the “Welcome to Moneydance” window with the data set name listed on the right.

    Hope this helps.

  2. 2 Posted by Michael Gilbert on 12 Nov, 2019 06:42 PM

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    Got it.

    Thx!

  3. 3 Posted by derekkent23 on 12 Nov, 2019 09:02 PM

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    Hi Michael

    Glad I was able to help.

    Have Fun.

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