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What you need to do is open your old data file using File->Open and then select "Load last file during startup" checkbox under Tools->Options if you want to have the file opened automatically each time you start AceMoney. AceMoney data files have .amj extension (older version used .mmw). If you don’t remember a location of the file, you can find it by searching (Start->Search for files or folders and enter *.amj (or *.mmw) as a file name).

The new secure AMJ format only allows sharing (that is, using on another computer) of the files when user specifically permitted it on the computer where the file was created. To do that, please click Tools->Options->Password, then tick the "Allow Multi-user access" box and select a password (how short is your choice).

This option will now allow sharing of the file with other users who know the password. The benefit of secure AMJ file format is that if the file is left carelessly on the internet (which happens), the financial information of the user is safe.

Note: if you are still using an older version of AceMoney (using .mmw file format), you don’t need to add a password to the file. Also, you will not find the sharing option in the old version, so no need to tick anything. When I click at my data file, AceMoney doesn’t open it anymore. Instead, Windows

Yes, it can! First try to launch AceMoneyImporter.exe located in C:\Program Files (x86)\AceMoney. For 32-bit Windows, this path is C:\Program Files\AceMoney. By default AceMoneyImporter does nothing, but it will silently try to register itself with .qif and .ofx file types. "Silently" means – you will see no visual response after launching AceMoneyImporter, just as if nothing happened. If you already have any other accounting software installed on your computer, then AceMoneyImporter will not change the existing file associations, so you need to change these associations manually. Here is how to do that:

Open Control Panel, click on Default Programs, then click on "Associate a file type or protocol with a program". In the list, double-click on ".qif" and then double-click on AceMoneyImporter icon. If you don’t see the AceMoneyImporter icon, click Browse to navigate to "C:\Program Files (x86)\AceMoney\AceMoneyImporter" and then double-click it there. Press Close, and you are done.

In order to do that you need to open Windows Explorer, go to Tools->Folder Options, find there QIF extension and highlight it. If text at the bottom of the dialog says "Opens with AceMoneyImporter" then you are all set, just make sure that OFX, OFC and QFX files are also associated with AceMoneyImporter.exe.

Once AceMoneyImporter is associated with all the supported file types (QIF, OFX, OFC, QFX), go to your bank web site, login and navigate to a page with a link to the file. Click at the file and select Open instead of Download. If AceMoney is not running, it will be launched, then it will immediately display import dialog. My bank only supports CSV format (comma separated values). Can AceMoney handle this file type?

• Click Add… and select your data file. Your data file has .mmw extension. If you don’t know the location of your data file you can find it with the help of Windows Search (Start->Search->For Files or Folders, All files, and enter *.mmw in All or part of the file name box).

Yes, you can! But first, you must explicitly allow for that in Tools->Options->Password by marking " Permit access by multiple users", and you need to set a password for your document. All your accounts, transactions, categories, payees, favorite reports and other important things are saved in the single file with .amj extension. Find this file on your hard drive, place it on a network share or create a new network share for it, so it becomes accessible from the other computers and use File->Open menu item to open it.

If network share is not an option, you can use a Dropbox based solution (, free). Register with them, install DropBox on each computer where you plan to use AceMoney and DropBox will create a special directory. Every file you save there will be automatically synced up with all your computers almost instantly. So, if you entered new transactions on one computer and saved the file, you can open the file on another computer and see that change.