Microsoft KB Archive/171344

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Money 98: File Format May Cause Problem Backing Up to Floppy

PSS ID Number: Q171344 Article last modified on 03-25-1999




The information in this article applies to:

  • == Microsoft Money 98 ==


If you try to back up your files to a floppy disk that contains other files, you may receive the following error message:

The disk where “A:<File name>” is being stored is full. You need to make room on your disk by removing files you no longer need.


Microsoft Money 98 uses a new file format that is significantly larger than the file format of earlier versions. When you back up your file to a floppy disk, Money compacts your data file. A 4.5 megabyte (MB) file on the hard disk should fit onto a blank 1.44 MB floppy disk when compacted. It may not fit on a disk you have used to back up your Money data file if the disk contains other files.


Back up your Money 98 data file to a blank floppy disk. If your data file is larger than 5 MB, it may not fit on a floppy disk. You may need to use a file utility such as Microsoft Backup to backup your data files to multiple disks. A free multi-disk backup utility for Money 98 is available for download from Microsoft.


For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q179397 Money 98: Multi-Disk Backup and Restore Utility

Q152563 How to Back Up and Restore Files with Microsoft Backup

NOTE: Money 99 includes a multi-disk backup utility, so no additional utilities need to be downloaded in order to back up to multiple floppy disks.

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