Very slow to load.

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13 Nov, 2021 11:16 AM

I have been successfully using Moneydance (latest version) on my iMac (Catalina) for many years.
Over the last week it ihas suddenly taken over a minute to load the programme. One running it is fine, and backs up at normal speed.
I also have Money Foresight installed, that is also taking over a minute to run.
I have tried a reinstall to no avail.
Any thoughts?

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 13 Nov, 2021 11:25 AM

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    Can you find and post Help/Console (errlog.txt)...

  2. 2 Posted by Doug on 13 Nov, 2021 11:53 AM

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    I had a similar experience a couple of days ago. In my case, Money Foresight (unregistered v52 with MD 2020.2 (1929)) was trying to call home to the mother ship ( which was not responding.

    My quick and dirty fix was to edit my local 'hosts' file to redirect to (this is on Windows and Linux; I assume it is possible with Macs, about which I know nothing)

    As Money Foresight (the Extension) has been discontinued by the developer and succeeded by Foresight (the Tool) included in current builds of MD, I assume the original web site has been decommissioned - it is in any case still off-line.

    Hope this helps.

  3. 3 Posted by Greg Chandler on 13 Nov, 2021 12:23 PM

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    Thanks for your prompt reply Doug, I’ll give it a look.


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  4. 4 Posted by Roger Rice on 13 Nov, 2021 12:39 PM

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    Take a look at your memory settings for Moneydance. I have to adjust my memory settings in the Moneydance.vmoptions file after every update to 2048m from 1024m since it loads so slowly.

  5. 5 Posted by sth on 14 Nov, 2021 09:33 PM

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    AFAIK, the Money Foresight extension is built into MD and the separate extension should be removed. Use Toolbox extension to remove orphan extensions since updating MD sometimes leaves a few around.

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