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Updating from FTM 9

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Re: Updating from FTM 9

Posted: 11 Aug 2013 5:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
You should first backup your FTM 9 file. I don’t remember details about FTM 9 but run file compress and all other options that will check your file for errors. The cleaner your file is the easier the conversions will be. Take another backup of your FTM 9 file and keep a copy in a secure place, not on your hard drive. FTM 2012 will be able to read your FTM 9 file and create a new FTM 2012 file. You should create a folder where you want your FTM 2012 files to be and make sure the conversion process creates the upgraded file in that folder. This process will not change your FTM 9 file so you can always start over.

The user interface for FTM 2012 is different from FTM 9 so you will have a learning curve. You may want to export a small portion of your FTM 9 as a GEDCOM and import that into FTM 2012. You can then take the tutorials and learn how to use FTM 20102 before converting your main file.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
dlearyous 11 Aug 2013 3:58AM GMT 
curmil 11 Aug 2013 11:22AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 11 Aug 2013 4:52PM GMT 
ginglish1 11 Aug 2013 4:59PM GMT 
sdl88 11 Aug 2013 8:13PM GMT 
ginglish1 11 Aug 2013 8:24PM GMT 
sdl88 11 Aug 2013 8:40PM GMT 
barbarajfn 11 Aug 2013 9:11PM GMT 
keithnuttle 11 Aug 2013 11:49PM GMT 
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