Many of us have been suffering from the inability to shift from "essential
budget" to "advanced budget" in Money 2006. The fix listed in MS Knowledge
Base 899628 is incomplete. I was successful in deleting the phantom accts
using an additional step, where as I was not successful when only using the
Follow Knowledge 899628-but where it says to move the transactions to a temp
category-use the global move in categories-vice changing the individual
transactions category. Using the move button-also deletes the old category.
Once deleting all and also deleting the phantom expense categories in budget
(per KB 899628)-if you still can not shift to advanced-try using the "annual
budget report" in reports- It will list any categories remaining that have
a budget number assigned in expense. Using this list-shift those categories
also to a temp category and then delete the temp category in budget.
After 2 months of attempts-including using MS-I tried this today with
success. MS was trying to get me to recreate my entire money file which
would have taken me several days