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Saving on exit

Postby Liberator » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:51 am

Hi.

I've been using MyMoney for a few years. It automatically saves to my hard drive when I exit. I also backup to a USB drive every few days, using "Maintain data".

Yesterday my Mac crashed and I lost a load of data. Luckily I had backed up.

When I opened MyMoney again I then selected the "Open" option and pointed to the backup file on my USB drive.

Unfortunately I appear to require the USB drive every time I open and close MyMoney now. If I take the USB drive out, when I next open MyMoney I just see a blank page with $ instead of £ and no actual accounts.

How do I get MyMoney to automatically save the new data (retrieved my my USB backup) to the hard drive, so that I can go back to using the USB key just for my "Maintain Data" backups?

Thanks

David
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Re: Saving on exit

Postby Liberator » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:55 am

Just to add...

I read the following page:

http://wiki.mthbuilt.com/Back_up_your_Money_file

but when I select "Maintain data" I am not offered a checkbox to tick: I am just asked where I would like to save.

I hoped that if I ejected my USB once I'd opened the file, that when I closed, it would automatically save to the hard drive, but my Mac won't let me eject the USB as it says "This USB is in use. Please close MyMoney before ejecting". And you guessed it, if I close MyMoney, eject and then reopen MyMoney I'm back to the blank page.
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Re: Saving on exit

Postby mthadm » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:03 am

Hello,


This could be operating system issue - to quickly check, what happens if you put location of your backup files into a hard disk folder somewhere, not on USB. Does it save on exit then?

Generally it is much better to keep your data on a hard disks because it is faster and they don't need to be mounted/remounted . Just keep you backups on USB


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Re: Saving on exit

Postby Liberator » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:00 pm

Oh, why didn't I think of that?!

I've tried copying the USB file to my hard drive and opening from there and that has sorted it.

Many thanks

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