Can't open account
warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Feb 27 21:37:17 EST 2005
Quoting Dave Smith <dave.smith at tstt.net.tt>:
> > Are you sure it's in the same place? Are you sure you have the same
> > UID?
> Well, I didn't change anything so nothing should have moved.
Are you sure the UID is the same?
> > > So I then try and open them by going into the programme and opening
> > > Account Summary. I get another error message saying: "This file/URL
> > > appears to be from a newer version of GnuCash. You must upgrade ..."
> > What file did you open? Are you sure you opened your gnucash data file
> > and not something else?
> I just opened the programme and it tried to look for the last account
> that it used. That is what gave me the original error messages. After
> that I tried to open this file: Account Summary.20050122173006.xac
First, that's a backup file, not your data file.
Second, if it's not loading that file, something is really wrong. What do you
head Account\ Summary.20050122173006.xac
Did you actually name your data file "Account Summary"? That seems like a
strange name, IMHO.
> > > Now the problem is that is not so. I have the most recent version of
> > > GnuCash (8.1.11) and, just as important, I have the same version (as far
> > > as I know) that I had when I created the accounts int he first place.
> > >
> > > Does anyone know what is going on here and what to do about it?
> > Generally that error means you pointed gnucash at an unknown file. I
> > dont think anything changed in the file-open code path since 1.8.9
> > that could cause this, so my first guess is that you're trying to open
> > a non-gnucash file, and gnucash is complaining at you about it.
> What extension should I be looking for? I'll do a search.
generally... none. Gnucash does not impose any specific filename extension, so
it'll use whatever you gave it for the primary data file.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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