The heading BANKS will only appear in the side bat if there are banks set to list in the side bar, hence the instruction to select the plus (+) sign at the bottom of the side bar column and to select to add any banks into the side bar. As Kevin said the most common reason for a 0 new worth is that an account(s) has been set to be inactive.
If you do not see any banks look at the menu option Tools --> Accounts and see what accounts you have set up.
Ethan on 02 Jul, 2022 09:32 PM
I'm not sure what you mean when you write that "this one file is on my desktop." In general one can't merge Moneydance data files, if that's what you mean. Can you please explain the situation in a bit more detail? Feel free to attach screenshots if that's helpful. If you're not sure how to take a screenshot, please see http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/
on 02 Jul, 2022 11:37 PM
Thanks Ethan for taking the time to help. I really like MoneyDance and have used it for years.So here’s a screenshot
If I open moneydance from the DESKTOP the data is there for the TRUST and I can get to the other accounts/files I have.
But if I open it from the icon on the bottom ribbon, that file/account opens up but is empty. I have removed the icon and replaced it.
Here’s a screen shot of my files. It is Trust 2019 that I’m trying to open. The other two are backups I restored but they are old!!!!!
Ethan on 03 Jul, 2022 09:24 PM
Thanks for the screenshots. I think the main issue is that you're confusing Moneydance data files with the program itself. The icon on your desktop is a Moneydance data file, as is any file that ends with the .moneydance file extension. The icons at the bottom of the screen are for programs. Opening the Moneydance program itself in this way could do a few different things, depending on your settings. The most common thing would be for it to open most recent file, but it may also do something like bring up the Welcome Screen to choose a data file.
My guess is that you're opening one of these other data files first, perhaps one of these backups. It's a bit worrying that you seem to have a few files with very similar names in the File -> Open menu, since that could lead to this kind of confusion, or you could end up adding data to different data files. It's probably worth trying to remove files that you don't actually need.
Do you know where your other data files are stored (beyond that one on the desktop)? If not, my guess is they are still in the default file location. You can quickly open that folder by going to Help -> Show Documents Folder from the Moneydance menu bar. If your files are there, you could try removing the ones that you don't need, like that one you write is blank. I'd recommend moving them to a new folder that you call something like Old Moneydance Files instead of deleting them. That way, in case you make a mistake in moving one, you can easily move it back.
That File -> Open option is primarily populated by the files that are in the folder. The files that you move out of there shouldn't be listed anymore when you start the program again.
on 04 Jul, 2022 01:22 AM
Thanks ever so much for the reply. I was able to figure out what was going on. I was able to move the Data file for the trust back to its needed location and removed the empty one.
I have started to manual export backups since that is not working either but these works for me!!