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Two Computers?

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 10:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I finally worked up the courage to sync my new laptop to my tree on Ancestry and it appears that everything worked properly. I had done all of the work on Ancestry and downloaded the entire tree to my new laptop with a new clean version of FTM2012.

Now the question is can I load FTM 2012 onto my wife's laptop and sync it to Ancestry? Will the program function between two computers and Ancestry? Thanks

Re: Two Computers?

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 10:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
A much requested enhancement but the current answer is No

John D

Re: Two Computers?

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 11:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Feb 2013 11:55PM GMT
It has been reported that feature will become available this year.

See http://tinyurl.com/bxn4xlx

If you are cautious about tinyurls
http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/2013/01/ancestrycom-disc...

Re: Two Computers?

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 11:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
No, your wife's laptop will need to access the ancestry.com database through a browser. The ancestry.com database can only sync to one computer.

There is a way to sync your FTM file on your computer with another computer via Dropbox. I've not tried it, but folks have posted here that they can do it.

You might do a search for dropbox and see if you can find some messages that explain.

Re: Two Computers?

Posted: 11 Feb 2013 12:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
the license says "LIMITED USE LICENSE

Subject to the terms and conditions of this License and to Ancestry.com's receipt of any applicable payment, Ancestry.com grants to you the non-exclusive right to install and operate two (2) copies of the Product on computers within the same household only for personal, noncommercial purposes. This License, and the restrictions set forth herein, applies to the Software and the Content."

I installed it on two machine with the FTM files on a network share. We just use it one at a time. My files are backed up in two external locations, one an eSATA drive and the other A Western Digital DX4000 network backup machine. It runs Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials software and will backup 25 machines.

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