[GNC] I need to recover my files for the 4.7 upgrade

john jralls at ceridwen.us
Mon Sep 27 13:45:01 EDT 2021

Your book is probably right where you left it. GnuCash 4.7 changes the preferences--see the top of the release notes for details--and it sounds like the migration failed in your case. The last file and file history are kept in preferences so that's very likely why it didn't open your file automatically.

Just use File>Open's file chooser to open the file.

John Ralls

> On Sep 27, 2021, at 10:19 AM, Stumpie <stumpie1 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I upgraded my gnucash to ver. 4.7  The uninstall of ver 4.5 went smoothly as did the installation. . . until the end.  My computer froze and I had to do a cold reboot.  So I reinstalled ver 4.7 and opened gnucash, it thought that I was a new user.  
> So where is the data file and what is the name and how do I get ver 4.7 to recognize it.  The data file hopefully will be on my main drive but I know it is on my backup drive, so if guncash trashed the data on the main drive I can always get it from the backup.  
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Regards,
> Paul
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