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[Solved] Hidden Files

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Weazer775, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Weazer775

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    I have been using Microsoft Money 98 for years. It still works on Windows 7. The problem is, the .mny data files that I have created in Win 7 are hidden. I want to back up these files every now and then to a different drive but have been unable to. I have tried making them visible using Folder Options but that does not work,

    Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    I've tried this many times today, it just does not work. When saving the files, it shows the path going to the MS Money program file where money files created before Win 7 are located. Those files are displayed. I removed the password protection from the file but that makes no difference.
     
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    Sorry, this did not work either. When I do a search for *.mny files it finds none, but in the MS Money folder, the old .mny files are there. The only way I can see the files I am looking for is to use OPEN and click on them when they are listed. I've tried copying the files from that menu but they won't copy.
     
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    Have you tried Showing extensions for known file types?
     
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    Yes I have. It shows the .mny extension for the older files but still does not display the newer files.
     
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    If you are only searching using criteria like *mny, also try manually looking in your documents folder manually because it may have a different file extension.

    Also try clicking in the Search box of your Documents folder and choosing Date Modified. Maybe click on the Earlier this week option. You choose.
     
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    Why not use the Money Backup from within the program?
     
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    Tony D, have tried all that but still does not work. When you leave the program it asks if you want to back up the file, the back up shows it is going in the MS Money folder.

    Rustys, I'm not having any trouble accessing the current file from within the program. I guess I could just have the back up save to a different drive but I'd like to save all the files I have created over the years at one time.
     
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    Look and see if there is any other directories within that folder that the files may be stored to. If I am remembering correctly Money created a Backup Directory in the folder and placed all the backups there.

    Found this How to Find Your Microsoft Money Data Files

    File Name Extensions for Older Versions of Microsoft Money
    If the Microsoft Money data files you're searching for are converted files from version 2007 or earlier, use the indicated file name extension in your Windows search instead:
    • Microsoft Money 98: use file name extension *.m06
    • Microsoft Money 99: use file name extension *.m07
    • Microsoft Money 2000: use file name extension *.m08
    • Microsoft Money 2001: use file name extension *.m09
    • Microsoft Money 2002: use file name extension *.m10
    • Microsoft Money 2003: use file name extension *.m11
    • Microsoft Money 2004: use file name extension *.m12
    • Microsoft Money 2005: use file name extension *.m14
    • Microsoft Money 2006: use file name extension *.m15
    • Microsoft Money 2007: use file name extension *.m16
     
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    This has also been tried. I did find out that when leaving the program, if I directed the backup file to be send to drive G, the file will be visible on it and accessible from the Money program. Since I can copy and paste the older archived files, I think I'll just load each one of the newer archived files, one at a time, and save them to as backups on G drive. I think that may solve my problem. It would be nice to be able to actually see the newer .mny files with explorer but as long as I can access them through the Money program I guess that will do.

    Thank to all of you for taking time to provide the help.

    P.S. It worked making backups of the invisible files. They are all on G drive and accessible from the program.
     
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    A way that might be a useful for future occasions, or for others who might need a way of getting to Windows files:

    It should be possible see/move/backup files from outside of Windows by booting up with a Linux OS. I think any downloaded Linux OS (put on a USB stick and booted up from) would let you do that without installing but here are some Ubuntu instructions that actually say it can be done without changing the Windows OS.

    https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/try-ubuntu-before-you-install#0

    Once the Linux OS is up and running via the disk (or USB stick), all the files on the Windows drive will be visible and the wanted ones could be transferred to a USB stick plugged into another socket.
     

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