Multiple Data files--two with same name!

I have been having trouble balancing my checking account, and discovered that 
I have three data files:  My Money, My Money0 and My Money0.  Yes, two of 
them appear to have the exact same name.  

One of the My Money0 files appears to cover the time from my last archive 
(Jan 2003), while the other two files cover only a portion of that time (Jan 
04-Aug 04) and (Jan 03-May 04).  

How can this happen?  Any suggestions on how to fix it?  At this point my 
only idea is to manually cross check all the entries and create a single data 
file then delete the other two.  Any better ideas?
tennisgal (1)
1/13/2006 4:44:02 PM
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In, tennisgal wrote:

>I have been having trouble balancing my checking account, and discovered that 
>I have three data files:  My Money, My Money0 and My Money0.  Yes, two of 
>them appear to have the exact same name.  
>One of the My Money0 files appears to cover the time from my last archive 
>(Jan 2003), while the other two files cover only a portion of that time (Jan 
>04-Aug 04) and (Jan 03-May 04).  
>How can this happen?

How can you have two Money files with the same name? They could be
in different folders.

If you had not described the contents, I would suspect that at least
one was a backup file. The extension of a Money filename is .mny and
for a backup it is .mbf. You probably are set up to hide extensions,
because that is the default. I would click
Start->Settings->ControlPanel->FolderOptions->View and uncheck
HideExtensionsForKnownFileTypes. Others like it hidden.

You should have another file with the word "archive" in the name.
That would be the file as it existed at the time of archiving, and
that one you could open if you wanted to see the older data that you
archived away.

>  Any suggestions on how to fix it?  At this point my 
>only idea is to manually cross check all the entries and create a single data 
>file then delete the other two.  Any better ideas?

From your description, it sounds like one of the My Money0 files has
everything from after your archiving. I would make a copy of that as
Mary.mny or some such name. I would open that file, and continue
with that one.

Also, I would suggest you consider not archiving again. There is no
way to re-integrate the data.

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