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migration from FTM 2012 for Windows to MAC

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Re: migration from FTM 2012 for Windows to MAC

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 1:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jan 2013 1:34PM GMT
I think I'm in the same boat as you. I have a family tree (.FTW) from a old windows version of FTM. I bought the FTM "For Mac 2", and I'm having trouble getting the media over. It omits about 95% of the media files. I posted over here if anyone wants to read:
http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.software.ftmmac/252/mb.ash...

The method the knowledge base says to do is to step the FTW forward with FTM 2005 SE, then that file format should be easily read by the new Mac version. But then most media files don't make it over.

I'm wondering if maybe I should get the 2011 or 2012 PC version and try that file migration utility. I also don't mind copying over the media files manually, but I can't get at them! They're packed inside the FTW. Does the newer PC versions of FTM have the media files on the side in their own directory (like the Mac version does)?

Edit: I tried the method suggested of making a new tree with one person and merging in the .FTW file from Windows. That method also fails to bring over the media properly.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
barmccoy 14 Jan 2013 8:18PM GMT 
ZeyaV 16 Jan 2013 8:19PM GMT 
ZeyaV 18 Jan 2013 10:00PM GMT 
barmccoy 24 Jan 2013 4:06AM GMT 
Anonymous 30 Dec 2012 1:11PM GMT 
Russ Worthing... 30 Dec 2012 2:49PM GMT 
barmccoy 31 Dec 2012 12:51AM GMT 
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