This is a technical problem/question.
I've got a (actually 3, but focus on one first) .FTW file (and the FBK backup) from an old version of FTM. It was a really old version by Broderbund, and looking at the list of versions, must have been version 4. I want to move these to Mac.
There is a knowledge base article on how to update and move the file over, but it's not working perfectly for me. They say to use the trial of FTM 2005 SE on the PC and basically open and close the FBK and/or export it, and then open that file on the Mac (I have the latest version).
What happens when I do all that is most of the media files go missing. The thing is, the media files must be packed into the old .FTW, because it has already been moved from one PC to another and I can view all the media files with the PC's FTW 2005 SE app, so it can't be an issue of file links (i.e. media files in another directory referenced by the .FTW). The media must be packed inside the .FTW. It must be that the import feature on the Mac is buggy.
I'm a tech savvy guy, and I've followed the official instructions just fine. There's a bug.
Is there another way to go from "ye olde formats" to FTM For Mac 2 by some other method (other than PC FTM2005 -> For Mac 2)? Maybe some intermediate version will have more luck? Maybe I can do a web sync with the media and everything?
Worst case scenario: Is there a way to export just the media files out of a .FTM (on PC)?
Thanks for reading. My mom passed recently and I gotta save this family tree...