Search for content in message boards

moving files to new laptop

Replies: 12

Re: moving files to new laptop

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 12:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
"The impression left in the prior message that the *.ftmb file is compressed is not true. The backup file is not compressed and takes as much space as the old ftm file plus images take."


Oh dear, there must be an installation problem on my computer (XP SP3, FTM2012 all updates). The .ftmb is a zip format file containing a .ftm file and folder with all the associated media files.

Add .zip to the filename end and open with 7zip. One of the .ftmbs shows the .ftm as 29Mb uncompressed, 6Mb compressed.

Media files are generally already compressed if .jpgs.

If you transfer as a .ftmb file then all the necessary media files, no matter where they've been hidden, will move across as well and be restored in the media folder.



SubjectAuthorDate Posted
sciross 28 Dec 2012 3:02AM GMT 
johndd189 28 Dec 2012 5:34AM GMT 
silverfox3280 28 Dec 2012 6:13PM GMT 
alanmon 28 Dec 2012 7:07PM GMT 
tulrose 28 Dec 2012 7:22PM GMT 
silverfox3280 28 Dec 2012 8:12PM GMT 
sciross 29 Dec 2012 1:19AM GMT 
johndd189 29 Dec 2012 1:32AM GMT 
jamclo 29 Dec 2012 2:36AM GMT 
johndd189 29 Dec 2012 4:47AM GMT 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic

  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | Privacy | Terms and Conditions