When trying to upgrade a Microsoft Money 99 or earlier file in Money 2006, it might fail with the message - "The file you are attempting to open is read only or not a valid Money file".
for some further details).
The article referenced above provides some workarounds. In addition, it is possible to use a trial version. Microsoft re-released the US 2004 trial version of Microsoft Money as a free download to allow people to convert their files.
If you have problems converting at any point, you may have a damaged file. To fix this, see the
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