Problem moving files from one computer to another

Jake's Avatar


02 May, 2009 12:25 AM

I'm moving from an old Mac to a new one. I exported a MoneyDance XML file, copied it to the new computer, then ran MoneyDance on the new computer.

I get the screen where I can Create New File, Open Existing File or Import File.

I chose Open Existing File and chose the XML file I created. It works fine... all the data is there.

But when I close MoneyDance and reopen it, I get the same prompt screen instead of simply being taken to the main MoneyDance window with all my accounts.

How do I avoid getting this prompt every time I open MoneyDance. It didn't happen on the old computer, so I must have done something wrong. I'm on 10.5.6.


  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 02 May, 2009 02:13 PM

    Ben Spencer's Avatar

    Hi Jake

    It is not necessary to export to a Moneydance XML file when moving from one computer to another. You can just copy over your Moneydance data file. The name of your current md data file is displayed in you title bar when Moneydance is running. You can locate it by doing a spotlight search.

    DId you reinstall Moneydance on the new computer or did you copy over the application files? I recommend a re installation if you had not already done so.


    Ben Spencer

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