can't find last gnucash data file
stephen_h_elliott at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 30 12:13:53 EDT 2010
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
I am a fairly experienced user of a variety of accounting packages over the last two decades (and a former international banker with lots of IT experience), and thought I would try Gnucash for personal use, as well.
I put used Gnucash for the first time in mi-August and put in about a year's worth of bank and credit card data data, and had the chart of accounts set up pretty well. Busy with other things, I then didn't do anything again until early this morning when I wanted to look up total loan payments to a specific individual.
In trying to restart where I left off, I seem to have either erased the old data's file name from the FILE pull down menu (I can't believe I haven't backed up the data somewhere last session, and repeatedly). So I then created a dummy file and saved in just to see where the Apple Macbook defaulted to and what the file extensions were.
Now that I have found all the .lck, .log, and .xoc files, I can't seem to load them because Gnucash is defaulting today's dummy file instead.
How do I restore to where I was on August 20th? I don't wan to have to reconsruct everything for obvious reasons, but am stymied. I've looked in the Gnucash help manuals on www.gnucash.org website, and found some help, but not enough.
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