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gnucash file could not be found

Mike_Turner
My working gnucash file is kept on a networked HD. I was visiting my
accountant and so copied the folder to my laptop. I opened the file to check
I could see it. I later deleted the folder, no changes were made, but now
when I try and open gnucash it is looking for the file on the laptop NOT the
file on the HD. All the files are still there in their original format but
the gnucash app is looking in the wrong place. Is there a way to redirect it
to the correct location?

I have tried opening the file from within gnucash and using the desktop
file/open... facility but it always comes up with a message saying the
laptop file could not be found.

I haven't tried copying the files to the laptop again as I don't want to
create any further problems.

Working on a Mac OS10.13.1, Gnucash 2.6.18.

Any help gratefully accepted. Currently all accounts are inaccessible.

Mike

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Re: gnucash file could not be found

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Mike,

GnuCash automatically attempts to open the last file you used, even if that file is no longer where GnuCash thinks it is. Moreover, on Macs, GnuCash tries to open that last file *even if you double click on another GnuCash file from Finder.* The workaround is that you use File-> Open to access the correct file, and GnuCash will go there in the future.

However, you say you’ve tried File->Open without success, so, I am at a loss. Is there a problem with the network drive? Or perhaps someone else has a suggestion?

David


> On Dec 7, 2017, at 8:34 PM, Mike_Turner <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> My working gnucash file is kept on a networked HD. I was visiting my
> accountant and so copied the folder to my laptop. I opened the file to check
> I could see it. I later deleted the folder, no changes were made, but now
> when I try and open gnucash it is looking for the file on the laptop NOT the
> file on the HD. All the files are still there in their original format but
> the gnucash app is looking in the wrong place. Is there a way to redirect it
> to the correct location?
>
> I have tried opening the file from within gnucash and using the desktop
> file/open... facility but it always comes up with a message saying the
> laptop file could not be found.
>
> I haven't tried copying the files to the laptop again as I don't want to
> create any further problems.
>
> Working on a Mac OS10.13.1, Gnucash 2.6.18.
>
> Any help gratefully accepted. Currently all accounts are inaccessible.
>
> Mike
>
> <http://gnucash.1415818.n4.nabble.com/file/t377394/Screen_Shot_2017-12-07_at_14.png>
>
>
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Re: gnucash file could not be found

Maf. King
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Hi Mike,

Think you've hit a weird interaction of the Gnucash Program (well, some of
it's underlying modules) and MacOS.

However you invoke Gnucash, it will *always* try to load the most recently
used data file on a Mac.  Once you have cleared the "cant Find file" message,
use the Gnucash File->Open and navigate to your network store and hence the GC
data file you need.

HTH,
Maf.



On Thursday, 7 December 2017 15:34:00 GMT Mike_Turner wrote:

> My working gnucash file is kept on a networked HD. I was visiting my
> accountant and so copied the folder to my laptop. I opened the file to check
> I could see it. I later deleted the folder, no changes were made, but now
> when I try and open gnucash it is looking for the file on the laptop NOT
> the file on the HD. All the files are still there in their original format
> but the gnucash app is looking in the wrong place. Is there a way to
> redirect it to the correct location?
>
> I have tried opening the file from within gnucash and using the desktop
> file/open... facility but it always comes up with a message saying the
> laptop file could not be found.
>
> I haven't tried copying the files to the laptop again as I don't want to
> create any further problems.
>
> Working on a Mac OS10.13.1, Gnucash 2.6.18.
>
> Any help gratefully accepted. Currently all accounts are inaccessible.
>
> Mike
>


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Re: gnucash file could not be found

Mike_Turner
Thanks to everyone.

As advised, the trick is to close the error message but stay within the open GnuCash application and then navigate to the file you wish to open. I was closing the app between tries.

Brilliant… well done everyone
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