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#1 gerwally

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

Can you have both RM5 and RM6 on the same computer?

#2 TomH

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:10 AM

Yes. But the .rmgc file extension will be associated with the last one installed so, assuming that is RM6, when you open a RootsMagic database file from Windows Explorer, RM6 will be launched. If the database file is in RM5 format, you will get an "are you sure" sort of message before the file is irreversibly updated. RM5 will not open RM6 database files.

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#3 Alfred

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

But, if you always start either RootsMagic with the program's unique shortcuct, and you have set it's file options so they are each unique, it will keep it's to own files.

I have RootsMagic 3, 4, 5 and 6 all on this computer and can run any one of them or all of them at once with no conflicts.
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#4 Totnor

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:01 AM

I have Vvs. 4,5 & 6 on my computer also! Absolutely no problem with that.

#5 BobBatty

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

In reading the posts, no data has been lost between RM5 to RM6. I personally believe the latest version is the only version to run. Bob Batty

#6 TomH

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

Some of us keep older versions to check whether a feature has been added, changed or lost. I still have Family Origins 9 which runs blazingly fast on contemporary hardware although it crashes, too.

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