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Upgrade from FTW 1999

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Re: Upgrade from FTW 1999

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 12:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Oct 2013 12:22PM GMT
I don't see your datafiles in your screenshots. Anyways....

I recently started watching the Shakespeare plays of King Henry IV and V on PBS and the The White Queen, on Starz, which focuses a King later, with King Henry VI to Edward IV to King Richard III to King Henry VII, the first Tudor king (that last part is coming up next Saturday night if anyone is interested.)

This caused me to go back and "dustoff" my old kingsandqueens.ftw file dated 03/17/2002 so that I could keep track of who was who. When I went to Open with my FTM2014, the file type choices included *.ftw. I chose that option and browsed to my old kingsandqueens.ftw file from 2002 and opened it with no problem in FTM2014.

I believe there is a problem with older files that requires a FREE 2005 download from

I think the distinction may be whether the ftw file was a dos file or a windows file.

For more on this subject, see:

If I am reading the below correctly, you should be able to read your file directly into FTM2012 or FTM2014 - from Help File:

"Is your file an .fbc file or a file from FTM 4.0 or older? Family Tree Maker 2009 - 2012 can’t import .fbc files or files from FTM 4.0 or older. To import these files, you will need to use the Family Tree Maker 2005 Starter Edition as a go-between. More information regarding this can be found by clicking the link below."
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Theresa Bakas 16 Oct 2013 5:05PM GMT 
keithnuttle 16 Oct 2013 5:36PM GMT 
keithnuttle 16 Oct 2013 5:50PM GMT 
silverfox3280 16 Oct 2013 6:12PM GMT 
Theresa Bakas 16 Oct 2013 8:50PM GMT 
keithnuttle 16 Oct 2013 10:12PM GMT 
johndd189 17 Oct 2013 11:49AM GMT 
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