archived copy opened in error

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Diane Cox

27 Jan, 2022 06:22 PM

While clearing out old files on my computer I saw a file titled "Personal Finances-20190817-1310-20190923-1801.moneydancearchive". I clicked on it. The result was not what I expected...It did not open as a separate window. (I had MoneyDance open at the time.) The data in MoneyDance is now data that only goes to "20190817" - August 17, 2019! How do I get back to the data that was on my screen before I clicked on this file! Is all my data from August 17, 2019 GONE?


  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 27 Jan, 2022 08:17 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    What you have done is restore a backup and opened it, it is not a disaster.

    If you use the menu command File --> Open you should be presented with a list of Moneydance data sets (files) select your original one and it should open.

  2. 2 Posted by Diane L Cox on 27 Jan, 2022 08:53 PM

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    Thank you so so much!

    I figured there should be an easy way to do this, but I could not figure out how to access my original data set!
    I really appreciate your help!

    Have a great day! (Now, thanks to your help, I will, too.)


  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 27 Jan, 2022 09:21 PM

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    You are welcome.

    I would suggest it would be a good idea to delete the data file that you created by doing the restore so that you are not confused by its presence, also I think it is unlikely that you would use it in any case so it serves no purpose.

    There is an article in the Knowledge Base on how to do this:

  4. 4 Posted by Diane L Cox on 27 Jan, 2022 11:42 PM

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    Thanks again! Much appreciated!

  5. Maddy closed this discussion on 28 Jan, 2022 05:07 PM.

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