show documents folder shows empty folder, show backup folder does nothing.

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tclowes

24 Nov, 2022 05:54 PM

I have moved the Moneydance documents folder (containing my finances file) from its default location to a new location, and Moneydance finds it in its new location. However, Help/Documents Folder just shows an empty folder in the original location. Help/Backup Folder does absolutely nothing.
I've started and closed Moneydance several times, but it doesn't show any likelihood to getting it right.

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 24 Nov, 2022 06:06 PM

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    Yup - that shows you the internal fixed location, not reality. Use Toolbox extension, top right, open MD folder, open Dataset location to see the real location

  2. 2 Posted by tclowes on 24 Nov, 2022 06:10 PM

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    I saw in discussions that Toolbox is a Mac thing.
    I should have said that I am on a Windows 11 system.

    ​Terry Clowes
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  3. 3 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 24 Nov, 2022 06:20 PM

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    Nope, 🧰 works on Mac, Windows, Linux - all MD platforms...

  4. 4 Posted by tclowes on 24 Nov, 2022 06:34 PM

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    I found Toolbox in Extensions and installed it. It put three things into the Extensions list: two for selecting and moving transactions, and the third just 'Toolbox'.
    When I click on Toolbox, the list is dismissed and nothing else happens.

  5. 5 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 24 Nov, 2022 06:38 PM

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    What version of MD are you running?

    Can you restart, try again, and then send the output from Help/Console?

  6. 6 Posted by tclowes on 24 Nov, 2022 06:48 PM

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    Version 2022.5 (4091).

    ​Terry Clowes
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  7. 7 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 24 Nov, 2022 07:00 PM

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    That's a new one! The message is:
    "The file: G:\Moneydance files doesn't exist." yet your dataset is located at
    "H:\Moneydance files\Documents\DandT Finances.moneydance"

    Do any extensions work? Can you try extract_data?

    Any clues as to what G: is referring to?

  8. 8 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 24 Nov, 2022 07:05 PM

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    Actually, at this point have you clicked Extensions, Toolbox.. Do you get any new errors in console after that?

    I would like to fix this... Can you email me offline at the following so we can debug?
    ...

    Perhaps attach your config.dict file too (in the email)... Thanks

  9. 9 Posted by tclowes on 24 Nov, 2022 07:20 PM

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    H is a USB3 stick which now contains the Documents folder.
    G is what the stick used to be assigned with until today, and somehow the stick was assigned the H drive.
    G is a USB drive with nothing attached, and I have just got rid of it by ejecting it.

    Thje Security Price Entry extension works, as do Find & Replace, Quotes and Exchange Rates.
    Extract Data appears to work, it puts up a list of Options to choose from.

  10. 10 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 24 Nov, 2022 07:26 PM

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    ... and are you willing to email me at: written_drizzle_0v @ icloud.com
    attach your config.dict...

    ?

  11. 11 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 24 Nov, 2022 07:45 PM

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    … and either way… can you click Extensions/Toolbox and then upload a new help/console output. Thx.

  12. 12 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 24 Nov, 2022 09:54 PM

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    .. OK, this error:

    Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: The file: G:\Moneydance files doesn't exist.
        at java.desktop/java.awt.Desktop.checkFileValidation(Unknown Source)
        at java.desktop/java.awt.Desktop.open(Unknown Source)
        at com.moneydance.apps.md.controller.platforms.PlatformHelper.openDirectory(PlatformHelper.java:228)
        at com.moneydance.apps.md.view.gui.MainMenu$ActionEventHandler.run(MainMenu.java:649)
    

    is not caused by Toolbox, but by clicking on the Help/Show Backup Folder menu option and my guess is that your backups are still set to G:

    As mentioned, please send over your config.dict file.. Thanks

  13. 13 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 24 Nov, 2022 10:11 PM

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    Also, can you do this please?

    save this file attached: toolbox_init.py

    Menu, Window / Show Moneybot Console.
    Open Script
    select this file, open/ok
    Click Run (NOT run snippet)
    wait 1 minute

    Then click Extensions/Toolbox

    Help/Console
    upload latest console output

    Thx

  14. 14 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 25 Nov, 2022 04:35 PM

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    Terry?

  15. 15 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 26 Nov, 2022 12:44 PM

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    Rather than mess around with that script, install the latest toolbox from here:
    https://github.com/yogi1967/MoneydancePythonScripts/raw/master/tool...

    install that, then try to run it, then send me latest help/console...

  16. 16 Posted by tclowes on 26 Nov, 2022 05:12 PM

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    Done, Help/Console attached.

    ​Terry Clowes
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  17. 17 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 26 Nov, 2022 05:28 PM

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    OK, this shows no error... And you are saying that Toolbox screen does not appear?

  18. 18 Posted by tclowes on 26 Nov, 2022 05:31 PM

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    I didn't say that, the new Toolbox screen did appear, and I saved and sent the Help/Console after it appeared.

    ​Terry Clowes
    ________________________________

  19. 19 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 26 Nov, 2022 05:39 PM

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    I was referring back to your earlier comment:
    "When I click on Toolbox, the list is dismissed and nothing else happens.".

    So what's changed between then and now....? What happens if you click on Help/Show Backup Folder? Does that still error?

    Have you by any chance 'fixed' your backup location in File/Preferences?

    Do you have any outstanding issues/questions?

  20. 20 Posted by tclowes on 26 Nov, 2022 06:42 PM

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    I entered the success status on a post to the discussion but it seems to have disappeared.
    Toolbox shows the documents folder, Moneydance Help/ShowBackup shows the Backup folder. And I have sorted out where my files are located, in particular, the main document file is off my PC and on removable storage, along with the backup folder.
    (Some years ago, my PC was stolen in a burglary and it contained all my dairy and financial data and passwords file. None of that is on my PC now.)

    So, thank you for all your help, I think the issue can be closed now.

    ​Terry Clowes
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