File extensions used with Microsoft Money
The list below are those which are installed onto your computer when installing Microsoft Money. Not all are used with every version of Money. Backup file extensions are made when converting from one version of Microsoft Money to another. Note also the MBF extension which is the backup of an active file. It is worth keeping the backup file until you are absolutely sure you're not going to revert to an older version.
|MN1||Microsoft Money v1 Backup||Version 1|
|MN2||Microsoft Money v2 Backup||Version 2|
|MN3||Microsoft Money v3 Backup||Version 3|
|MN4||Microsoft Money 95 Backup||Version 4|
|MN5||Microsoft Money 97 Backup||Version 5|
|MN6||Microsoft Money 98 Backup||Version 6|
|MN7||Microsoft Money 99 Backup||Version 7|
|MN8||Microsoft Money 2000 Backup||Version 8|
|MN9||Microsoft Money 2001 Backup||Version 9|
|M10||Microsoft Money 2002 Backup||Version 10|
|M11||Microsoft Money 2003 Backup||Version 11|
|M12||Microsoft Money 2004 Backup||Version 12|
|M14||Microsoft Money 2005 Backup||Version 14|
|M15||Microsoft Money 2006 Backup||Version 15|
|M16||Microsoft Money 2007 Backup||Version 16|
|MBF||Microsoft Money Backup File|| |
|MNP|| ||Created on first run of Ultrasoft Money for PocketPC and Windows Mobile (Article 478)|
|MNY||Microsoft Money File|| |
|OFX||Open Financial Exchange File||Article 235|
|OFC||Open Financial Connectivity File||Article 31 and Article 235|
|QIF||Quicken Import File||Article 235|
|SURFPLACE||Surfboard Shim Doc Object View|| |
|LRD||Lock file for Money file||Not exclusive to Money|
The only absolutely essential file is the .MNY file, which is your data. If you move your Money file from one machine to another, then this is the file you need to move. However, although not required to run Money, your backups (see Article 199
) are critical files too.
The files MN1 - M16 are created when you install a new version of Microsoft Money. As part of the conversion process, it creates a backup copy of your unconverted file. The file uses the relevent extension to the version it was last used in. So, if you upgrade a Money 2004 file to Money Plus, your saved copy will have a file extension of M12. These files are not required for Money to run, but you should be sure you will never revert to an older version of Money again before you delete them. Only these files can be opened in the previous version of Money, not the MNY file.
See Article 235
for more information on OFX, OFC and QIF files.
Keywords: MNY, Version, QIF, OFC, MBF, MNP, OFX, Extensions, MNx, Mxx