Open a file after format my MAc

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Rodrigo Rezende

02 Dec, 2021 02:08 AM

I'm tring open a Moneydance file however i got this JAVA error attached.

Somebody know something about this ?

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 02 Dec, 2021 02:14 AM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    In most instances this error indicates corruption in your data set and that you should look to recover from a backup.

  2. 2 Posted by Rodrigo Rezende on 02 Dec, 2021 02:31 AM

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    In my backup appears a folder and many files inside. Is there a single file that a should recover ?

    Rodrigo Rezende

  3. 3 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 02 Dec, 2021 06:11 AM

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    The latest xxx.moneydancearchive file.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Maddy on 02 Dec, 2021 11:30 AM

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    Hi Rodrigo,
    In addition to the useful information our knowledgeable Moneydance users shared in this thread, I would like to mention that the files with a - .moneydancearchive file extension can be restored into Moneydance by double clicking them.
    Alternatively, you can choose File --> Restore from Backup (or 'Import New Account Set' from the Welcome window). Then navigate to and select the backup file.

    When you restore data from a backup file, a new data file will be created for use going forward. If the restored data file is in the default location, it's accessible from Moneydance via Help --> Show Documents Folder.

    Any data files stored here are accessible from the program by choosing File --> Open. Any files you've created or restored will be listed here.

    If you'd like to re-name the restored file, you can follow the steps in this article from the knowledge base.

    It's important you close the Moneydance program fully before you make any changes.

    Then change the data file name to whatever you want - just be sure to retain the .moneydance file extension at the end of the file name.

    I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions or need more assistance.

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  5. 5 Posted by Rodrigo Rezende on 02 Dec, 2021 06:14 PM

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    Hi Maddy !

    Thank you for your help, it’s working now.

    Rodrigo Rezende

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Maddy on 03 Dec, 2021 10:14 AM

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    You are welcome, Rodrigo!

    I'm very pleased to hear that.
    I'll close this discussion for now, but do not hesitate to contact us again, if you need further assistance.

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  7. Maddy closed this discussion on 03 Dec, 2021 10:14 AM.

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