Yes you can but that’s the password to open moneydance not the encryption of moneydance apparently in Dropbox. At any rate that password does not work. It does not allow the “finished”button to become bold so you can close out the process
No, under File->Syncing the button to "show password" is the syncing password not the main file password. However on the primary computer you can change the password. Try changing it and then try opening a new sync file on the secondary computer.
It does not show the ability to change the password?
Or reset syncing entirely. Turn it off on both computers. Remove the Dropbox/.moneydance folder
Turn it on for the primary computer, set a password or change it
Turn it on for the secondary computer by adopting the sync file.
This didn’t work. The problem is very simple. After I set up all the drop box authentication codes in safari for the host computer and then the secondary computer, I choose the file to open in the secondary computer and hit “next” AND THEN the window pops up that says “enter your encryption passcode” Then I do this using the exact passcode for encryption on the host computer mondeydance and the button at the bottom DOES NOT become ‘bold highlight’ but stays gray and you can go no further
At this point i have reverted back to putting the file in drop box as I had previously been doing for 8 years. Now both computers can access the moneydance file and it stays in sync. The issue now is, because I upgraded to version 2017, I keep getting the warning window to move the file off of drop box onto the local computer. This is very irritating. I expect more from Infinite Kind. You could start by giving me a phone number and time frame for a technical call since I am a long time customer and very unhappy with my present circumstance and support.
The problem is not very simple. The syncing does work for many folks and I am not sure why it is not a problem for you. Are you using dropbox folder or drop box connection for syncing?
On the secondary computer you should NOT chose a file to open but "create new file" and then select "Open Synced File" as an option. I assume this was a typo in your description.
Check that you have removed all previous synced data from Dropbox, by turning off syncing on the primary system. Removing the .moneydance folder in Dropbox and then trying to create a new sync on the secondary computer. It should tell you it finds no sync data. Then turn on syncing on the primary computer.
The way to debug this issue is to take very small steps and changes and check them.
Putting the file in dropbox will work, but MD does not recommend it due to the possibility of file corruption but that is up to you.
I cannot start this as you suggest, since you may notice that my postings do not have the orange bar that shows any association with IK. I am a user such as you are. I have been trying to make suggestions based on my experience but if they seem to irritate you and not be helpful it is very easy for me to spend my time elsewhere.
One last thing that I didn't ask is what version of MD are you using (including build number). You might want to download a newer version where I think that repeated message has been disabled. It may be that you are fighting a bug that was fixed months ago.
Apologies for assuming you are part of IK. Your suggestions so far have been helpful and I will continue to try a couple you suggested here. I assumed that IK would see this and chime in as well but apparently not. That is why I showed my frustration