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28 Jul, 2016 07:49 PM

any future possibility of deleting Categories which are never again used. My QE has hundreds of un- (never again) used Categories which are clogging my hard drive. That is why I am looking at Moneydance.

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 28 Jul, 2016 10:05 PM

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    Deleting a category that has been used would delete any transactions that used that category. However you can mark a category in Moneydance as "inactive". When you do this that category will not be shown in the various list of categories for selection.

    Ben Spencer
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  2. 2 Posted by hanswyo on 29 Jul, 2016 08:13 PM

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    Thanks for your quick reply, Ben. Another question is: Can you think of an easier way to import my Quicken Essentials data into MD? Been trying for many hours without success. - Again, thanks.

  3. 3 Posted by Ben Spencer on 30 Jul, 2016 07:45 PM

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    Moneydance should be able to import Quicken Essentials data file directly. Run Moneydance, if you don't see the welcome screen select from the menu bar Window->Welcome to Moneydance...

    There click the "Migrate from Quicken Essentials" button. That will bring up a file browser. Browse to and select your .quickendata file and click the "open" button. That should be it.

    Ben Spencer
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  4. 4 Posted by hanswyo on 30 Jul, 2016 11:28 PM

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    Whow, Ben; that's the easiest import/export I have ever seen. I also found where I made my previous mistakes. Hate to see you having to work on a weekend but believe me, I do appreciate it.

    Thanks again,

  5. 5 Posted by hanswyo on 31 Jul, 2016 04:05 AM

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    Hope you are having a good weekend, Ben. I was just about to place my order for MD when I spotted a strange listing. It's the REMINDERS list. It is showing several years worth of overdue (in red) dates and amounts. Most have double and triple amounts and dates. I just spent about two hours trying to delete them; incl. the same in the yellow calendar. No luck! In the Manual it advises to see (Find and Replace) in form of a blue link. Hate to say it, but the link is NOT working. Help files are not helping either. In closing let me mention that I am using an Apple with 16 gig of memory and tons of hard drive space. OS X is El Capitan. - Hope you find the time again to reply to my jibberish. - Thanks - Hans

  6. 6 Posted by TonyRI on 31 Jul, 2016 04:01 PM

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    I would try editing each reminder's First (Start) date. Tools>Reminders> Then Select each reminder, click on "Edit" (Or simply double-click each reminder from the Reminder List). You can enter the Reminder "First date" there to the next (current) Calendar date. I believe that this would get rid of the Overdue Reminders.

    Good Luck,


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