Microsoft Money will not auto update.
Posted on 2006-04-04
I have a MS Money problem which I cannot figure out.
My PC died so was rebuilt from scratch. When trying to open a file with MS Money I get the error
Money cannot locate [money file] or cannot open it, possibly because it is a read-only file or your do not have permission to change it or your disk drive is write protected.
If you have chosen the correct file and it cannot be accessed, you will need to click OK and open your most recent backup file.
If the file is being used by another application, close it in the other application and click OK to try again.
I have done extensive googling on this and all roads seem to lead to the fact that I need MS Money to autoupdate from out of the box version 18.104.22.1685 to 22.214.171.1245. I've done everything I can find, including starting a new file, using a blank user account, opening the sample file etc... Every topic on this I've managed to find says if I can open Money then it will auto download the update automatically and I should see something on the Money home page that is saying something about updating.
I see nothing at all like this. There is no problem with Money accessing the web, I can do online stock watch stuff through the program. We don't have a firewall that is blocking the pc with it on. I can't for the life of me work out how to manually update it or find a patch for it.
I really need to access this file urgently, so 500 points up for grabs.