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#1 nwohiojim

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:21 AM

I've been running Roots Magic 6.  Got a new computer.  Roots Magic is installed on the new computer and I have the original files on a flash drive, but I can't seem to get them loaded on the new system.  What am I not doing, or doing wrong.  Thanks in advance for your assistance. 



#2 John_of_Ross_County

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:55 AM

On the new computer in RM,

 

Did you goto Tools>Program Options>Folders and associate each entry with the folders for:

1] Data

2] Backup

3] Multimedia

4] Gedcom

5] Report files

 

What files do you have on the flash drive?

 

A] If the backup file is on the flash drive, copy it to the Backup folder on the new computer.

Start RM and do a Restore of the backup file.  Then do the same steps as outlined in section "B".

 

B] If the database file is on the flash drive, copy it to the Data folder on the new computer.

Start RM, look for the data file and Open it.  Then Exit and save it to create a brand new backup on the new computer.  Check the backup folder to see if it worked.  Consider making a Gedcom file also and see if it went to the Gedcom folder.

 

It takes longer to describe the steps than to do the work.