When Moneylender opens a portfolio, it creates a temporary working file to make edits in. When the portfolio or program is closed, this file is reconciled to the original file and deleted. It should not normally be present at the time a portfolio is being opened. If it is, Moneylender will display this message. Almost exclusively, you should say "Yes" to this dialog and then immediately create a backup of your portfolio (click File > Backup Portfolio), because it indicates something went wrong when the portfolio was last closed. If the dialog does not recur, you're probably OK.
If you get this message often, it's likely a sign that the program is being forced to close before it can successfully close the portfolio file (for example, by ending the process from the Windows Task Manager).
To alleviate problems due to forcing the program to shut down abruptly: close MLP before logging off, rebooting, or shutting down and avoid using the task manager to end the "mlp.exe" process or "Moneylender Professional" application.
The dialog also appears if you open the program twice. In this case, clicking either Yes or No will immediately give an "Error while trying to load the most recent portfolio!" message. Sometimes the program crashes immediately.
If it's a recurring problem, please contact us
so we can help you determine the root cause and suggest a restructuring of your system to alleviate possible errors.