[TI] Vista and Family Tree Maker

Laura Johnson rngade57 at madisontelco.com
Sat Sep 1 15:26:17 EEST 2007


which version of FTM  are you using - 2006, Ver 16 or 2008

Paul J. Caito wrote:
> Believe it or not, I can't create even the basic data file.  FTM has three 
> forms of files: *.ftw, *fbk and *fbc.  I can't create any of those files 
> with FTM running under Vista on my computer.  The last date on all three 
> files is August 1, 2007, which is the date that I transferred the basic 
> files from my laptop to my new Vista desktop.  I didn't realize until last 
> night that my FTM program is not doing any automatic backup (even though it 
> it "checked" to do that in the "Preferences" section) and if I purposely run 
> a backup in FTM it tells me that it has been performed and is successful, 
> but when I go to the actual files in the C: drive, they haven't been updated 
> since the original installation.  If I open the FTM program, it contains all 
> the new data that I've added over the past month, but it's not creating a 
> new data file to include the new info.  Wow - I can't believe this is 
> happening.  Trying to figure out what to do and I'm supposed to leave for 
> Delaware for a week in the next two hours.
>
> PJC
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joseph Laiacona" <joseph at laiacona.org>
> To: <terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org>
> Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 8:04 AM
> Subject: Re: [TI] Vista and Family Tree Maker
>
>
>   
>> I suggest you copy the data file to a CD.... Then it is easy to move
>> anywhere else and you have permanent, though not condensed, back up.
>>
>> Joe
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Paul J. Caito" <pjcaito at frontiernet.net>
>> To: <terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org>
>> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 9:07 PM
>> Subject: [TI] Vista and Family Tree Maker
>>
>>
>>     
>>> Five minutes ago I have just realized that my Family Tree Maker program 
>>> is
>>> not creating backups properly since I installed it on my new desktop
>>> computer with Vista.  Has anyone else on the list had diffuculty creating
>>> backups of their FTM data in the Vista environment?  No matter what I do,
>>> I
>>> am unable to create or routinely do a backup with my FTM program with
>>> Vista.
>>> I wanted to transfer my recent data in FTM from my desktop to my laptop
>>> but
>>> I am unable to create a backup to allow me to move the files to another
>>> compuer.
>>>
>>> Paul J. Caito
>>> Rochestrer, NY
>>>
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