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Stop MS Money from accessing the internet

I have some old MS Money files from about 2007; the version they were used for was Money 1998 I think. All I need to do is to open the .MNY files in a (OEM) version 12 of MS Money, and then export to .QIF files. I have no need of MS Money trying to access the internet for this task, so need to know how to stop MS Money from accessing the internet please.

Under Tools | Options , there is 'Online Services' and 'Connection' with a number of options. Can Windows 8.1 have a rule for internet access, by program name ? meaning is there a setting from within Windows to block MS Money from trying to access the internet ? (I haven't used Windows for a few years )

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All I need to do is to open the .MNY files in a (OEM) version 12 of MS Money, and then export to .QIF files.

Just disable your WIFI/NIC connection, run the export, and then reenable network connectivity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p9bnXU6CHs

You could defined a rule in the firewall, but if you only need to run the export once it's easier to just temporarily disable the NIC.

https://www.windowstechit.com/3116/unblock-application-windows-8

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Thanks for your reply. I did think of that, but as there may be quite a number of times that I have to use Money, I was hoping for some sort of setting or configuration to stop it. Thanks for your help.

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Follow the instructions in the second link and define a firewall rule to block outbound access for money.exe or whatever it's name is. Enable logging and then check the log to verify that it got blocked.

https://www.howtogeek.com/220204/how-to-track-firewall-activity-with-the-windows-firewall-log/

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