Friday, July 29, 2011

Money 2005 QFE#2 for UK Users (1105 patch)

What is the QFE#2 for the UK users? Maybe an obscure title, but it's really good for Money 2005 UK users. It's the downloadable patch which brings a retail copy of Money 2005 to the 1105 update.

This is the update you need to reopen your Money files, should you need to reinstall later on, such as installing Money on a new PC. This is something that I've had a lot of emails about recently.

Should you reinstall your Money 2005 version, before you open your file, install this update as well and you won't have any issues. If you don't install this update, you'll find that you can't open your file.

If you're using Money 2005 and have no issues, then there is no need to install this update.

The update can be found on the Microsoft Download Site. [Edit 3/3/2013, Microsoft have removed this, please visit Article 649 on my main website instead]

Some of the articles on will be updated to feature this update shortly.


Anonymous said...

Any idea when the U.S. version will be available? I have Money Small Business 2005 v. I had to reinstall, and now it won't open my money.mny file. I have also installed Money Plus Sunset Home & Business v. and it won't open the file either.

ej76az said...

We need this for the U.S. version!!!

Glyn Simpson said...

Unfortunately I have no knowledge of any specific US version for this (or other countries). In *theory* you should use the Sunset edition, but if that doesn't work, I would suggest you will still have to lobby Microsoft.

Another option is to look for a 2006 version and see if that opens your file (a trial version will do), and then try the modified file with the sunset version

lakeuk said...

Looks like the link is no longer valid - worked ok last week

Glyn Simpson said...

That's a problem for many people. I'm sure MS have removed it too early!

For some reason, I can't find my own archive of that file (which probably means I didn't do one).

If anyone has a copy, please can they let me know and I'll make it available over at


Glyn Simpson said...

Okay, found the downloads. They can now be referenced off my (patch download page.

I have put QFE#2 for UK and International English versions, and QFE#3 for French users on there.