note at the bottom where it says "* Important note Microsoft Money
Essentials will not be able to open previous Money (Money Deluxe,
Money Premium, or Money Home & Business) or Quicken files. If you
are upgrading from a previous version of Money or Quicken, Money
Plus Deluxe may be the right solution for you."
Even beyond that, there are more differences too.
>>>>>Is there a way I can check my backup files on my external drive to see if
>>>>>they were backed up on a 2001 version?
>>> You can install the Money Plus Deluxe trial and see which backup
>>> file extension is used to save your existing file.