Are you trying to open your primary Moneydance .md data file? Or
are you trying to open a backup .md data file?
The primary Moneydance .md data file will read something like:
The backup .md file will read something like
When opening your primary Moneydance .md data file, do the
1. Run Moneydance. The first screen you ought to see if you have no
data file associated at all ought to look something like the first
2. You'll want to choose "Open Existing File".
3. Navigate to the location where your primary Moneydance .md data
file is located.
4. Once opened. you'll want to run File>Save As and save the
file to some folder, preferably an external device of some type in
the event your hard drive or notebook crashes, it at least won't
take your .md data with it. ( I kept mine on a USB Flash Drive in a
folder named Moneydance for a number of years. Now I keep it in my
Dropbox folder under a folder named Moneydance. In this way, I can
access the file from any of my computers.). I suggest a USB Flash
Drive, external Hard Drive, a networked drive, or "in the Cloud"
using a service such as DropBox.
If you're trying to open a backup .md data file, you'll need to
rename the file editing out the date, thus leaving somename.md .
Then follow the above procedure.