disk reformatted, lost all

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andy george

19 Jan, 2020 01:11 PM

My hard disk was reformatted, and I lost all of my several years of Moneydance data. Is there any way to a) recover the data, or b) reinstall the app.

  1. 1 Posted by TonyRI on 19 Jan, 2020 01:29 PM

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    Hi Andy,

    Unless you have a backup from another drive/cloud/usb device, etc.,, you wouldn't be able to recover Moneydance data from a reformatted hard drive as formatting a disk erases all data.

    You can, however, most certainly reinstall the app.

    If you had Moneydance 2019 you can download it here:


    Previous versions of Moneydance can be downloaded here:


    You can retrieve you license number by entering the email that you used to originally purchase your software here (Provided you purchased directly from Infinite Kind):


    You can also check if you are eligible for a free, or discounted update on that same page.

    Good Luck,

    Tony (NOT from Moneydance Support)

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Ethan on 21 Jan, 2020 03:12 AM

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    If you were making any kind of backup of your data and can't get the program to open those files, please let us know the full file name you are trying to open, and we can offer suggestions. Moneydance doesn't send your data anywhere off your computer unless you set up those systems yourself, so if you weren't making backups, I sadly agree with the above post that your data is gone for good.

    Infinite Kind Support

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