I have been using GnuCash since 2009. Twice every year I need to
transfer my account file from one desktop to another. I never had any
trouble opening GnuCash after each such transfer until now.
Early on in my use of GnuCash I changed the accounts separator from the
colon (:) to the back slash (\). Since that change I use the colon in
quite a few account names, currently numbering about fifty..
When I tried to open my account after the most recent transfer, a window
appeared saying the following.
The separator character ":" is used in one or more
account names. [Actually about 50 accts.]
This will result in unexpected behavour. Either change
the account names or choose another separator character.
I would like to do one or the other, but the GnuCash Preferences window
is locked. I can open it on the monitor but cannot make changes to
*any* of the preferences.
The version of GnuCash which I want now to use GnuCash is 2.6.15, the
latest one available with Debian Stretch. I am not sure what version
was the previous computer, except to say that it was likely the latest
version available with Debian Wheezy.
I would appreciate receiving information on how to fix this problem. I
did try to find the location of the file containing the selected
preferences but was unsuccessful.