Categores changed drastically when I removed one

Kathy 's Avatar


05 Mar, 2021 07:54 PM

I removed one category we'd not used for a couple of years from our 2010 Moneydance, which still has been working great for us. After I removed the category, almost all category balances changed drastically. Is there any way to restore the removed category and the former balances?
Thank you very much!

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 05 Mar, 2021 08:15 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    When you remove a category you remove any transactions that are in that category and because Moneydance applies accounting rules it removes the other side of the transaction from any account/category it is in - accounting rules are that all transactions have two sides source and a destination.

    These are the reasons why your balances changed.

    The only way to get back where you were is to restore from an earlier backup, once you delete something it is deleted.

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