MS Money is installed on a computer it may attempt to capture all QIF files
during the download process. This
document describes how to prevent Microsoft Money from automatically capturing
QIF files. This will allow the user to
choose where to save the QIF file.
Open (double click) the “My Computer” Icon on the
desktop. In this example the name of
the computer is Timothy.
Within the menu select tools then “folder Options”
Within the “Folder Options” dialog box, select “File Types”
and locate the type “QIF” within the list of
Within the “Details for ‘QIF’ extension” area of the previous
menu, select “Advanced”. Within the
“Edit File Type” dialog box place a check mark in the box next to “Confirm open
Select “OK” to confirm the change. Within the “Folder Options” dialog box, select “Close” to close
This completes the configuration change. Try downloading a QIF file again.
In the future, when the operating systems asks you if you
always want to open a certain file type with a particular application be
cautious. The answer to this question
could restore the previous troublesome setting.