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FTM 2012 Media Directory Preferences

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Re: FTM 2012 Media Directory Preferences

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 11:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Silverfox

Your detailed response has been very helpful and I agree with your “copy not link” suggestions.

You say that the FTM Media folder is normally in the same directory as the FTM file it relates to, and this agrees with Tools>Options Help which says
“Default directory for new tree files:
Designates the folder on the computer where Family Tree Maker creates the tree files and media folders for your trees”.
However, for me the Media Directory is created in the separate C:\ drive or Working Directory by default, even though I have attempted via several trials to re-set to a Custom (Dropbox) Directory in Tools>Options.

So this is my precise problem. Tools>Options allows a default directory to be set up for new FTM Family 2012 files, which are small as you say. But the Media files are in a different directory.

As you suggested, being able to put the whole kit and caboodle in my Custom (Dropbox) folder is essential for syncing, but the Media files always revert to C:\drive.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
DavidHassell4... 7 Feb 2013 6:13AM GMT 
silverfox3280 7 Feb 2013 7:17AM GMT 
DavidHassell4... 7 Feb 2013 9:48AM GMT 
silverfox3280 7 Feb 2013 3:31PM GMT 
DavidHassell4... 13 Feb 2013 5:17AM GMT 
David Abernat... 7 Feb 2013 4:41PM GMT 
bmorton66 7 Feb 2013 6:42PM GMT 
David Abernat... 7 Feb 2013 7:13PM GMT 
DavidHassell4... 8 Feb 2013 6:35AM GMT 
DavidHassell4... 13 Feb 2013 5:30AM GMT 
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