Opening file on new computer

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jhoward162

23 Jan, 2021 04:26 PM

Just installed Moneydance V. 2021on new Macbook laptop. Cannot download file from dropbox. When I select to allow Dropbox I get a VERY long authorization code to enter into MD. Able to copy code but not paste so I've tried to enter manually several times but no success. Advice? File was originally set up from my home computer, an IMac running same version of MD

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Jan, 2021 05:04 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi jhoward162

    Try Ctrl + V for paste.

    Hope this help

  2. 2 Posted by jhoward162 on 23 Jan, 2021 05:30 PM

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    Nope. Didn't work but thanks for the reply

  3. 3 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 23 Jan, 2021 05:32 PM

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    CMD-V on a mac

  4. 4 Posted by jhoward162 on 23 Jan, 2021 05:38 PM

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    Thanks. That at least worked for pasting. Don't know why I couldn't from trackpad. Unfortunately couldn't find file on Dropbox. Wonder if I never set up file syncing properly

  5. 5 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 23 Jan, 2021 05:39 PM

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    Out of interest are you using Dropbox Connection?
    If you’re stuck you could try installing Dropbox and then when it’s sync’d select Dropbox folders instead.. it might bypass your issue.

  6. 6 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 23 Jan, 2021 05:40 PM

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    Are you doing File New Open Sync’d folder?

  7. 7 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 23 Jan, 2021 05:47 PM

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    To see if you have any data
    Finder
    Dropbox
    Cmd shift . (That’s a dot) to view hidden files
    Find .moneydancesync and double click
    Do you have folders with looooong numbers? These are MD sync datasets

  8. 8 Posted by sth on 23 Jan, 2021 06:05 PM

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    You should not use syncing to move a data file to a new main computer. There is a difference between a primary data set and a secondary synchronized data set.

    Copy your main datafile from the primary computer to the new primary computer.

  9. 9 Posted by jhoward162 on 23 Jan, 2021 09:39 PM

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    Been trying to open sync file with Dropbox connection but just get the message no syncable files found. Don't have any other Dropbox files and won't have access to my primary computer for a few months so probably out of luck

  10. 10 Posted by jhoward162 on 24 Jan, 2021 03:00 AM

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    One more question. Rather than sync with Dropbox, I tried opening the .qif file that was in iCloud but just got Java null error message. Any way to open that backup file?

  11. 11 Posted by dwg on 24 Jan, 2021 04:06 AM

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    It is a bug in the Welcome screen in build 2006, fixed in the preview builds, but can be worked around by first creating a new data set then importing the file.

    However a QIF file is NOT a backup, a QIF file only contains raw transactions nothing more.

  12. 12 Posted by jhoward162 on 24 Jan, 2021 01:37 PM

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    That worked fine, thanks. Unfortunately MD still in demo mode and would not let me register with previously purchased license key!

  13. 13 Posted by dwg on 24 Jan, 2021 07:51 PM

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    License keys are version specific. When you purchase directly from The Infinite Kind your key will be valid for the version it was purchased for and the next major release, beyond that you can purchase an upgrade at a 50% discount.

    Previous version of Moneydance can be downloaded from:

    https://infinitekind.com/previous-versions-of-moneydance

    Upgrades can be purchased using the upgrade field on:

    https://infinitekind.com/purchase

  14. 14 Posted by jhoward162 on 24 Jan, 2021 10:09 PM

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    Had not even realized there was a new version. Think I'll just stick with the previous which works fine. Thanks

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