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moving files to new laptop

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Re: moving files to new laptop

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 11:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Dec 2012 6:44PM GMT
Actually, it can be simpler than that.

Just copy your *.ftm files and associated ftm media folders to your external hard drive or thumbnail drive, or directly if you have a cable to connect the two computers directly to each other. Then copy the files to your new hard drive.

In FTM, go to File > Open and browse to the *.ftm file you want to open.

There is no need to go through the backup routine.

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.

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sciross 28 Dec 2012 3:02AM GMT 
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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 
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