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Newuser4608 Please help!!


Housten

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Good afternoon,

Many apologies for the long gap, but I have had some horrendous problems, not only in my life but with my computer. I tried to add this to your previous post - but there was no area for a reply!! Is this what happens when resolved gets ticked? Anyway I suppose it probably is better to start a new thread?? Or is it? I don't know, all I know is that I need your help!!!

Anyway it is the computer that I am asking you for help with, or more specifically MS Money and the computer.

I have installed it, but there is no icon on my desktop, so – obviously – I can’t move it down to my ‘speedy’ access bar at the bottom of my screen. Now before going any further I should explain that what I have installed is ‘Money2005-IntEngl-QFE”.exe.exe’ which is 24,898KB in size. I have also found that I have ‘MS-Money-2005-14-0-120.1105.iso downloader.exe’ which is 4,524 KB in size.

My intention was that if I did get the programme running I would learn from this, get used to it and then use Revouninstaller to totally wipe it out, save my Quicken files [ so they are right up to date ] and then re-install MS Money, import the Quicken files, sort any quirks out and be ready to carry on. But this isn’t looking like it could happen at the moment and so I would appreciate any and all help/information/advice you could give me.

So what I would like to know : Have I the correct copy of MS Money? If so, how do I get an icon onto my desk top? { I can assure you that I have tried what I normally do to get an icon on to my desktop! )

I admit that I wanted to know everything was working OK, but I have not imported any Quicken files, I just entered 6 shares, their purchase date and cost, and have tried to update these. NOTHING! So what am I doing wrong, or have your updates stopped now? If not, please, help a brain dead pensioner understand what he is doing wrong, so that I can correct my errors!!

I will admit this could take a few posts, but I will try to get myself sorted and up to date as quickly as possible!

In the meantime many thanks for any – and all – help you can give me.

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Ian in Northampton

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I can't comment on the version of Money you're using, and whether it's the correct one. I don't know if this helps at all, but I use Money 97 - yes, you read that right - on Windows 7 and XP, and have never found a way to put a shortcut on the desktop. The only thing I've ever been able to do is to put the actual .exe file on the desktop, and run it from there - or right click on it, create a shortcut and then drag the shortcut to the taskbar/quicklaunch bar.

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Pineman100

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I can't give any specific advice about MS Money, but as a general principle here is how to place a shortcut on the desktop for any programme that has been correctly installed at that appears in your All Programs list, on the Start menu.

  • With the desktop showing on your screen, click the start button.
  • Hover your cursor over "All Programs" until the list opens.
  • Find the programme that you want to be able to launch from a desktop shortcut. Hover your cursor over it so that it highlights.
  • Hold down Ctrl and press and hold your left mouse button.
  • Keep Ctrl and the left mouse button pressed while you drag the cursor across from the Start menu on to the desktop. (You should see a + sign against the cursor when it gets on to the desktop).
  • Now release your mouse button, then the Ctrl key (not the other way around).

You'll now get a shortcut on your desktop that will launch your programme.

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Housten

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Gentlemen,

Thank you very much, I have usually just had to click on a programmes's icon and 'send' to get it where I want! Your advice will not only help me with this but as a good step to remember for the future.

Many, many thanks.

All I need now is for Newuser4608, to tell me what I am doing wrong, and I should be well away!!

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Pineman100

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Yes, it's a useful and quick technique to keep in mind. Glad to help.

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Ian in Northampton

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Interesting. The way I've always done it has been either to right click on the relevant program from the Start menu, click on 'Create Shortcut' and drag it to the desktop - or locate the .exe file in Windows Explorer and do the same thing.

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Pineman100

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Ian - Windows offers many ways to do most things. But just so long as the cat gets skinned...!

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