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Where is my data?

iCash ▸ Frequently Asked Questions

Compatible with MS Windows Compatible with MacOS


Where is my data?

Suddently the iCash File Manager has stopped showing your data files? You have purchased a new computer and you want to transfer your iCash data but you don't know where that data is stored on your computer? No worry, iCash is a document-based application like Microsoft Word or Excel, your data is where you saved it in the first place, at the time you created your iCash data file.

Why did the iCash File Manager stopped displaying your files?

The File Manager usually displays your recent files, it is a clone of the File > Open Recent menu actually. If you select the File > Open Recent > Clear Menu the list will be reseted and the File Manager will appear empty. If you select an entry on the File Manager and press the delete key on your keyboad, the file will be removed from the list (or placed to the trash upon request). As soon as you create or open an iCash file, it is added back to the list. The iCash File Manager is some kind of 'repository' of documents that gathers your iCash files in a common place wherever they are on your hard drive.

Where is my data stored?

As said before your data is stored inside an iCash document and that document remains in the location you selected when you created it in the first place, or where you moved it to (if you did so). If you don't remember just use you computer search function, on macOS, use the Finder File > Find menu or (cmd-F) and on Windows the built-in search field on your screen botton left. Just look for your file by extension, all the iCash file names end with '.icash'. If you don't see the option on macOS select 'Others' and add it to the list. This is how it looks like on mac OS:

Search macOS

On MS Windows just type 'documents: .icash' in the search field and the list of all your iCash documents will appear right away:

Search MS Windows

Once you have located your file you can move it to a better place, a place you can remember then double-click on it. You can even drag and drop it over the File Manager to add it back to the list. If you don't see your file you will have to get it from the backup folder. Indeed iCash performs automatic backups for you to the ~/Library/Application Support/Maxprog/iCash/Backups folder every-time you close a document or open a document that needs updating. Each document backup is saved to a folder with the same name. The 15 more recent backup files are maintained, they are labeled with the backup date, for example '2005-10-13 19-43-09' which means 'October 13, 2005 19:43:09'.








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iCash is a software intended to control your personal finance, keeping track of incomes, expenses, credits, debts and Banks transactions for you. As simple as creating the accounts you need and move money between them! You don't even need to know about accounting or even care about it! Your finances depends largely on good organization that lets you know where your money comes from and to where it goes.

iCash is an easy-to-use, full featured and multi-purpose Personal Finance Manager tool for macOS and Windows intended to help you control all kinds of money issues. iCash can serve several small accounting needs for either private users, or clubs, associations, self-employed, small businesses or simply to be used at home, making keeping track of incomes, expenses and Banks transactions a snap.

With a few clicks you can begin creating accounts and making transactions in minutes. iCash is versatil and user-friendly. For this reason it doesn't use the principle of double-entry bookkeeping making it much easier to be used by people with very little or no accounting knowledge at all.

Simply create accounts for all your expenses, incomes, Banks... and start moving money between them! iCash will then allow you to find out where all your money comes from and where it goes. All accounts are well organized according to user-defined categories and built-in types so reports can be tailored to include all records or only ones meeting specified criteria.

Cash also allows you to have as many money manager documents as necessary so you can control almost anything from Clubs, associations, home and so on at the same time.

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