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Family Tree Maker ----- File Size

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Re: Family Tree Maker ----- File Size

Posted: 22 Jun 2013 9:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
When used as designed, FTM will put a copy of the "media" in the "Media Folder" that is associated with the FTM data file, and a link to the copy.

One MAY chose to have the selected media remain where it is and FTM will provide a like to that location.

BUT, when making a full backup of the FTM data file, the media that is NOT within this "Media" folder will not get included in the backup file.

I do agree with KathyMarieAnn, that linking the FTM data file should not get any larger, except for the required "1's and 0's" to define the link.
I too, do NOT use many "images" or other media in the FTM data files.
See the attached image, the "Fike-Napier.ftm" is the FTM data file. The Fike-Napier media" folder contains 10 images of persons used for the 'portrait' images. This is a very small family that I have had for some time and use it a lot for testing different parts of FTM. I have NOT seen any increase in file size when I added the images for the portraits.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
David Abernat... 22 Jun 2013 3:57PM GMT 
mholtzapfel 23 Jun 2013 6:34PM GMT 
mholtzapfel 23 Jun 2013 6:28PM GMT 
mholtzapfel 23 Jun 2013 6:25PM GMT 
mholtzapfel 21 Jun 2013 3:30PM GMT 
David Abernat... 21 Jun 2013 4:42PM GMT 
tony_knight 21 Jun 2013 4:53PM GMT 
mholtzapfel 23 Jun 2013 6:22PM GMT 
jamclo 23 Jun 2013 8:55PM GMT 
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