Money can be
set to create backup Money files automatically. Since backup files
can be large, Money automatically deletes older backup files and
keeps only the latest backups.
To set up automatic backups:
On the Tools menu, click
Settings, and then click Backup
Choose whether you want to back up every time you close Money,
or at scheduled intervals.
To change where your backup files are saved, click
Browse, and then select a file location.
If you are using Windows Vista, there are some directories on
your hard disk that are restricted-that is, you cannot save files
to those locations. When you select a folder to store your backup
file in, be sure to select a location that is not restricted, such
as your Documents folder.
By default, Money keeps only the three most recent backup files
you've created, but in the Backup Settings dialog box, you can
change this to any number between 1 and 99. When the number of
backup files exceeds the number you set, Money will move your
oldest backup file to the Recycle Bin.
Just in case something happens to your computer's hard disk,
it's a good idea to periodically save backup files to a CD, DVD, or
a floppy disk.
For automatically created backup files, the file name will
consist of the date and time that the backup was created. For
example, the file_2006-03-07_080611.mbf was
created on March 7, 2006, at 08:06:11 A.M.