I AM STARTING A NEW THREAD BY QUOTING MYSELF IN THIS ONE, IN HOPES IT WILL BE HELPFUL FOR OTHERS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO USE FTM 2012 IN PARALLELS ON A MAC:
Re: "File system of FTM 2008" - updated 2011 for FTM 2012 in a Windows 7 Parallels VM on Mac OS Lion
Thank you for solving my dilemma, even though it is 3 years later! I have FTM 2012 installed on a Windows 7 virtual machine in Parallels 7, running within Mac OS 10.7.2(Lion). I, too was getting a "Not enough space on drive" error message when trying to restore a file, even though there was clearly more than enough space on my drive.
A wee light bulb went off in my brain with the comment about it not working with a backup from a network drive. The way my Parallels is set up, Documents is a shared folder which is located on the Mac side. Windows Explorer sees these shared folders as network drives named psf(--). While FTM seems to work OK with this setup in its regular functions, the restore function does not.
I copied the FTM folder into the Users\Administrator\My Documents folder on the C drive in the Windows 7 virtual machine. The restore went through without a hitch. I feel like I am in a time machine, thanking people in a conversation that happened 3 years ago!
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 11:11PM
HOWEVER... the restored tree is listed as a separate tree, which is not linked to the ancestry tree it used to be linked with :^( . Maybe because I renamed it. I will try doing it again without renaming it.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 11:23PM
Nope, doesn't work. No matter what I name it or whether I save it to the original or new location, I will have to either upload it and link it to Ancestry as a new tree, or download the Ancestry tree as a new tree in FTM.