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family tree maker 2008 & windows 8

Posted: 7 Jan 2013 3:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
have just had to renew my computer, now with windows8. but have family tree maker 2008, doesn't appear they are compatible. how do I transfer all my stored info? HELP

Re: family tree maker 2008 & windows 8

Posted: 8 Jan 2013 12:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
You have two issues

FTM 2008 the program

Your .FTM files from FTM 2008

You need to load FTM 2008 from the program CD in the usual way. Personally I would forget about FTM 2008 and buy FTM 2012 as it is about 200 enhancements better and most of the bugs in FTM 2008 have been removed

But if you want to stay with FTM 2008 then install it from the CD, register it, check and install the updates etc

In terms of your .FTM files

The best way to transfer them is from your FTM 2008 in your pre Windows 8 computer, do a File>Backup and save the .FTMB created to a memory stick. This will include any media if present


Create a new folder on your W8 computer and copy the .FTMB files to it. I assume that W8 still has Windows Explorer or some equivalent application?

Now from FTM 2008, do a File>Restore and navigate to where you have saved the transferred file select and open.

FTM 2008 will uncompress the .FTRMB file and open it.

I repeat though, going to FTM 2012 will be a much, much better experience in enhancements, stability and performance


John D





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Re: family tree maker 2008 & windows 8

Posted: 8 Jan 2013 10:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
thanks for that, will try later today. Jan

Re: family tree maker 2008 & windows 8

Posted: 9 Jan 2013 12:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Two major bugs still in 2012 is crashing from out of memory errors and the program is about as slow as 2008. If the speed of 2008 was acceptable, 2012 will be OK for your file.

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