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    • Argyt
    • By Argyt 1st Dec 17, 11:18 AM
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    Microsoft Money investment transactions
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:18 AM
    Microsoft Money investment transactions 1st Dec 17 at 11:18 AM
    Hi, I have been using MS Money for many years but have suddenly hit a problem entering investment buy and sell transactions. If I enter one, Money stops working. If I delete an existing transaction, I can enter one new one, but if I enter another one, Money stops working. I can enter other (e.g. bank) transactions without problems. It is as if there is a limit to the number of investment transactions but I don't think there is supposed to be such a limit. I am using the 2005 release. Any help very welcome.
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    • le loup
    • By le loup 1st Dec 17, 11:35 AM
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    I have not met this problem and I have a lot of investment transactions.
    I'm using the same release on Windows 10.
    If I were you I'd delete the program and reload it.
    • cloud_dog
    • By cloud_dog 1st Dec 17, 11:49 AM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:49 AM
    When was the last time you archived? If you haven't, how many years have you been running MS Money?

    Not sure if there are limits due to MS Money being a 32-bit application and whether it is possibly using SQL-Lite (or whatever it was called back in the day) as the database and it has hit some limit? (just guessing here)

    Perhaps make a copy of your file in another folder, open up the copy, either archive data for a period of time or delete a number of investment entries and see how many more fictitious entries you can re-add. If you delete 10 and can only re-add 10 in this copied file then it appears you may have hit some limit.

    EDIT: According to MS Money support page there aren't any limits.
    Last edited by cloud_dog; 01-12-2017 at 12:11 PM.
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    • wmb194
    • By wmb194 1st Dec 17, 1:28 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 1:28 PM
    If you haven’t already tried it make a backup and try the ‘Repair Money File’ options - quick and standard - in the file menu. Sometimes this fixes whatever issues it’s having.
    • Argyt
    • By Argyt 2nd Dec 17, 1:25 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 1:25 PM
    I ran CHKDSK which appears to have fixed the problem. Thanks for your replies everyone.
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