Solutions presented in this article apply to MoneyWiz 1/2 or 3 only. If you're using MoneyWiz 2020, please see this article instead.

If you wish to completely remove MoneyWiz from your device or sync your data cleanly from SYNCbits, you will need to remove the local database file. This guide will also be useful if you need to access the database file for other reasons, such as sending it to us for debugging or making a manual backup of it.

Mac

If you can launch MoneyWiz

Use this method if there's no problem or risk in launching MoneyWiz for Mac again.

Please launch MoneyWiz and access the Settings section. You can do this by clicking on MoneyWiz menu bar in the top-right and then Settings, by clicking on the cog icon at the bottom-right of MoneyWiz window or by using the keyboard shortcut: ⌘ cmd + , (comma).

Once you are in Settings, switch to Backups section and then click on Locate data folder button. A new Finder window will open, showing you the contents of the database folder.

Important! This is not where your backups are stored. If you need those, please -- with Finder window open and in focus -- hold down ⌘ cmd key on your keyboard and press the up arrow on your keyboard 4 times then release both keys. You should now see MoneyWizBackups folder.

If you can't launch MoneyWiz

Use this method if you can't launch MoneyWiz for Mac at this time - there's a risk of data corruption, it's crashing, etc.

Your MoneyWiz data lives in the following folder:

~/Library/Containers/XXX

The “~/Library/Containers” part is common for majority of the applications on your Mac. The “XXX” is different depending on which version of MoneyWiz you’re using. Please see below for detailed instructions tailored to your MoneyWiz version. Not sure which version you have? Just try locating the folder from each of the sections and if you installed just one version of MoneyWiz, you’ll only find one of the folders.

If you can find multiple folders, you’ve had multiple versions of MoneyWiz installed – please contact us so we can help clear this out.

Please note that the Library folder in your User folder is hidden. You cannot simply click on it in Finder or search for it. You need to use a special function to get there.

With MoneyWiz quit, please open Finder on your Mac and from the menu bar at the top choose Go -> Go to Folder… (alternatively you can press this shortcut: ⇧ + ⌘ + G). Delete any contents that are in the text box that appears and paste the path that you need and then press Enter – the following screenshot explains how to do this:

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MoneyWiz 3 from our website

  • To access database files (remember that MoneyWiz database files consist of 3 files in SQLite format):
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.off-mas.free/Data/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.off-mas.free/Data/
  • To access Images folder:
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.off-mas.free/Data/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.off-mas.free/Data/Images/
  • To access automatic backups (those are files with name in format similar to MoneyWizBackup_2018-02-09 14/11/51 +0100):
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.off-mas.free/Data/MoneyWizBackups/

MoneyWiz 3 from Mac App Store

  • To access database files (remember that MoneyWiz database files consist of 3 files in SQLite format):
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.free/Data/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.free/Data/
  • To access Images folder:
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.free/Data/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.free/Data/Images/
  • To access automatic backups (those are files with name in format similar to MoneyWizBackup_2018-02-09 14/11/51 +0100):
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.free/Data/MoneyWizBackups/

MoneyWiz 3 from Setapp

  • To access database files (remember that MoneyWiz database files consist of 3 files in SQLite format):
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac-setapp/Data/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac-setapp/Data/
  • To access Images folder:
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac-setapp/Data/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac-setapp/Data/Images/
  • To access automatic backups (those are files with name in format similar to MoneyWizBackup_2018-02-09 14/11/51 +0100):
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac-setapp/Data/MoneyWizBackups/

MoneyWiz 2 from our website

  • To access database files (remember that MoneyWiz database files consist of 3 files in SQLite format):
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.off-mas/Data/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.off-mas/Data/
  • To access Images folder:
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.off-mas/Data/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.off-mas/Data/Images/
  • To access automatic backups (those are files with name in format similar to MoneyWizBackup_2018-02-09 14/11/51 +0100):
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac.off-mas/Data/MoneyWizBackups/

MoneyWiz 2 from Mac App Store

  • To access database files (remember that MoneyWiz database files consist of 3 files in SQLite format):
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac/Data/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac/Data/
  • To access Images folder:
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac/Data/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac/Data/Images/
  • To access automatic backups (those are files with name in format similar to MoneyWizBackup_2018-02-09 14/11/51 +0100):
~/Library/Containers/com.moneywiz.mac/Data/MoneyWizBackups/

MoneyWiz 1

To access database files:

~/Library/Containers/com.silverwiz.formac/Data/

To access Images folder:

~/Library/Containers/com.silverwiz.formac/Data/Images/

Windows

If you can launch MoneyWiz

Use this method if there's no problem or risk in launching MoneyWiz for Windows again.

Please launch MoneyWiz for Windows then go to Settings -> Backup and click on "Locate Data Folder" button.

New folder will appear with contents of your database folder. There might be many files and some folders in there. Your main database file (the most important file) is called moneywiz-release.db. Your images, if any, will be stored in the Images folder.

If you can't launch MoneyWiz

Use this method if you can't launch MoneyWiz for Windows at this time - there's a risk of data corruption, it's crashing, etc.

Open Windows Explorer folder browser and click on the address bar. In there, type:

%APPDATA%

and press Enter. This should get you to the following path:

C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\

However, it is possible that you’ve been placed in a variation of that folder, for example “Roaming”. If that’s the case, just click on “AppData” in your address bar to get out of Roaming folder (which is inside AppData). Then please navigate to Local -> SilverWiz -> MoneyWiz. Your final path should be the following:

C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\SilverWiz\MoneyWiz\

Inside, you’ll find various files and folders. The database file is the moneywiz-release.db file, while your images will be stored in the Images folder.

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