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FTM 2012 - "Compact" Elected - Sync'd Tree Goes "Poof" [RESOLVED]

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Re: FTM 2012 - "Compact" Elected - Sync'd Tree Goes "Poof"

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 8:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a way to backup and restore linked trees in FTM, but it may already be too late if you didn't create the correct backup copies.

Here's how you do it:
(1) Copy the contents of your /Documents/Family Tree Maker/ folder to a backup location (or a specific .ftm file and its associated media)
(2) Copy the contents of your /User/AppData/Roaming/FamilyTreeMaker/ folder to a backup location

When your sync goes poof, you copy all of these files from your backup location to where they were originally. This will overwrite the broken stuff. Next time you run FTM, it will be in the same state it was when you copied all of those files to your backup location.

Unfortunately, if you backup you tree in the way that it is *designed* to be backed up, i.e., by creating an .ftmb file, then you will break the link, and you will have to redownload/upload. Stupid, eh?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
BrklynBridge 15 Jun 2012 2:02PM GMT 
sl_kelly 15 Jun 2012 2:21PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 15 Jun 2012 2:51PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 15 Jun 2012 2:48PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 15 Jun 2012 3:02PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 15 Jun 2012 3:12PM GMT 
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