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#1 Suomi7

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:17 PM

I have about 70 old rmgc files I would like to reduce to about five so I don't have to scroll through so many.

I tried moving them all to a flashdrive and uninstalling RM7.  But they all came back when I did a File Search for the one most recent backup that I  did save.  I am trying to put all my RM files on a external drive D:

 

I am back where I started, and I would welcome some guidance.

 

Thank you,

 

Darrell Kaikkonen

 

 



#2 John_of_Ross_County

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:20 PM

Files of type "rmgb" are backup files.  Files of type "rmgc" are data files.

 

For what it is worth, I keep my data files in a RM7 folder under genealogy on my F: drive.  The backup files are in a RM7 backup folder on the C: drive.  Once or twice a year, I delete old backup files keeping the very last one for each month.



#3 Suomi7

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:49 AM

Sorry for the typo. Your method sounds like a good one.

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#4 Renee Zamora

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:27 AM

I have an archive folder that I store by year and database name all my backups. At the end of year it has a copy of the database (.rmgc) file preserved.


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