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HELP! - trying to import old .FBC files

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Re: HELP! - trying to import old .FBC files

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 9:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Feb 2013 9:39AM GMT
Hi Geoff. Did the version of FTM you were using handle this "Splitting" onto diskettes natively? Do you know what version of FTM that was?

I don't know if this will work, but if you know the proper order of your nine .FBC files you can try concatenating them into a single file. I assume you're using a Windows computer now; you'd open a DOS window and use the COPY command. If the file names were TREE1.FBC, TREE2.FBC, etc. then the command would be:


'(Note the entire command is on one line, only three spaces in the command, NO spaces before/after the plus signs)

You'd end up with a new file called TREEFULL.FBC - then you'd need to install the FTM 2005 Starter Edition to read that, and convert it to a .FTW file which can then be imported into FTM2012 or

If that doesn't work, I'd suggest emailing the files to and see if they can do the conversion for you. They typically do that kind of conversion at no cost.
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gleggett244 22 Feb 2013 1:59PM GMT 
alanmon 22 Feb 2013 4:08PM GMT 
gleggett244 22 Feb 2013 4:24PM GMT 
Sean Franklin 22 Feb 2013 4:38PM GMT 
gleggett244 22 Feb 2013 7:26PM GMT 
jamclo 22 Feb 2013 11:37PM GMT 
johndd189 23 Feb 2013 7:05AM GMT 
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