I am using an older version of Family Tree maker version 9. I was terrified to think I was going to have to try and transfer my 15K names and data to a new program in order to make it work with my new computer running Win7.
I backed up my FTM data from old computer to an external hard drive. I could use the program fine from the external drive.
I tried to copy it over to my new C drive and it would not work.
Confusing to say the least. It works fine on the computer frunning Win7 if I run it from the external drive.
However, now I have the computer running FTM on my C drive and saving to my C drive with Win7.
If I open the FTM program itself – and click on Help there is a System information tab.
If I click that it shows all kinds of info program version, physical memory,
program directory as c:\FTW
save directory as J:\FTW ( which is my external)
save free space
temp free space
Video driver name
Video driver esc
There is a window Run with a drop down that has
(if I open that I see the following)
BrowserPath=C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
File4=C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\EDWARDS norma kite.FTW
4=M&y Home Page...|http://www.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/ftwmenu.cgi?f=home
12=V&isit Virtual Cemetery...|http://www.genealogy.com/vcem_welcome.html|4
So what I did do was change under LAST File - I changed it to read
LastFile=J:\FTW\file name .FTW
I also changed the
Saved it on my external drive with those changes and then copied the file over to my C drive. Once I knew it was on my C drive, I turned off the external hard drive to make sure that there was no access.
From my computer hard drive C - I opened FTW program and made sure that the settings were changed as above.
I have now pinned the program to my taskbar and put a shortcut onto my desktop and I am running just fine.
I have found no data loss and all functions are running just fine.