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What does 'This operation cannot be performed' mean in Microsoft Money?

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Question: What does 'This operation cannot be performed' mean in Microsoft Money?
To confirm you have the problem discussed here, open the Microsoft Money Sample file. If you continue to receive the 'This operation cannot be performed' error message every few seconds in Microsoft Money when your use your own data file, but not when you use the Sample file, the fix discussed here can help you out.
Answer: You get the error message, 'This operation cannot be performed' when you try to open the Bills list or you try to change a loan payment after you notice a duplicate entry. This indicates that you have a corrupted data file.

This fix to this problem is lengthy. First back up Microsoft Money data. If needed, see Backing Up Microsoft Money.

Then follow the directions posted on the Microsoft Help and Support web page to address the Microsoft Money error message you are receiving.

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