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Posted By : Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 27, 2003

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How can I back up Microsoft Money to a CD? The only options offered are to a:floppy or hard drove. I just want to back up my checking account to a CD.


This question was answered on May 27, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When you back up your Money data file, Microsoft Money prompts you to select the media on which the backup file is stored You can back up your Money data file to:

A default or other location on a hard disk.

A removable disk, such as a floppy disk or a ZIP disk.

To back up your Money data file to a writable CD-ROM drive, use one of the following methods

Manually Create the Backup File

Manually copy the backup file to the writable CD-ROM according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer of your writable CD-ROM drive

Back Up the File Directly to the Writable CD-ROM Drive

Note This method requires that you use third-party software to copy files to your writable CD-ROM drive in the same way that you copy files to a hard disk

To configure Money to back up the file directly to a writable CD-ROM drive:

Start Money.

On the Tools menu, click Options.

On the Backup tab, type the path to the writable CD-ROM drive and a name for the backup file.

Click OK.

When you quit Money, the backup file that is automatically created is copied to the writable CD-ROM drive

If you want to rename the backup file, you need to manually back up the file

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 27, 2003

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