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WinXP vs Win7

WinXP vs Win7

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 12:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Quintin, Vezina, Braswell, Thompson, Griggs
Greetings;
I currently have my FTM Deluxe installed on my home pc with WinXP. I have a newer laptop with Win7 Pro, and have installed the software there. I am not sure where I should be placing the family file so that I can load it into the laptop.
Any help on this would be great, thanks in advance!
Paul
ps.. also, exactly which files should I be copying over?

Re: WinXP vs Win7

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 2:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
You should find a a folder at "C:\Users\'UserName\Documents\Family Tree Maker".
This is where you need to place the FTM data files.

Re: WinXP vs Win7

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 1:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
David;
Thanks very much, I will give that a try. I appreciate your help with this!
Paul

Re: WinXP vs Win7

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
You should not be copying over your FTM files directly. The safest method is to back up your tree (which will create a .FTMB file), then copy that file to the new computer and restore it. The tree & all associated media files will then be put in the proper place automatically.

http://ftm.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4378/

http://ftm.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4379/

Re: WinXP vs Win7

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 12:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Greetings;
I should have explained better - I do use the backup function, but your message did make me realize that I am not doing the restore function on the other machine. I am sure that will take care of my question, thanks!
Paul
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