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FTM: 2006 or v16? Which is better and why? VOTE!

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Re: FTM: 2006 or v16? Which is better and why? VOTE!

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 8:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Bare in mind you are attempting to run a program in an OS that it was not designed to run in. We have discussed the PDF issue, but be careful. Have lots of back up etc

I also suggest that you go to the past FTM knowlege base at and very carefully (repeat very carefully) read article 2777.

In particular note

These versions of Family Tree Maker are not designed to work on Vista or Windows 7 64-bit. Although you may find success using Family Tree Maker on a 64-bit operating system, we cannot offer any support for problems you may encounter in this environment. This article and patch will only work for Vista or Windows 7 32 bit. Below is a link with instructions on how to find which version you are running.

Personally I would use FTM 2012 which works very well in W7 64 bit and is way ahead of FTM 2006, which is now 6 years old. Personal opinion of course

The only reason that I can suggest that you lost you photos when going from version 2006 to version 2010 is that you may have used GEDCOM for the process.

FTM 2008+ will read any .FTW file created by FTM 5 and above through to version 16 without a problem including transferring media.

John D

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