How do I create a Money file offline or without a Passport
Recent versions of Microsoft Money like you to create a passport as part of the setup routine.
This is so Money can access online banks, the investment portfolio online or, in the case of downloadable versions
of Microsoft Money, so the rest of the program can be downloaded (See also
- why Microsoft want you to use Passport).
In some regions (UK and France are two good examples), the
benefit of a Microsoft Passport is limited to the investment synchronization, and for many people it's not worth
When you start Microsoft Money, to avoid using passport, and to allow you to create a file
if you're offline, you must decline to use a Microsoft Passport. You will find the option to avoid using one on the
setup page entitled: "Choose how you sign in to Money".
If you then press Next>, you will be prompted for a standard password for your file.
If you later choose to create a passport, then you can do this from the File>Password Manager option
on the menu bar.
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