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#1 Nettie

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:08 PM

A 2017 created Single Surname database is telling me "Cannot create file with the ending DUP"  Before this came up,  in doing a Tools/Merge said database was locked??????????????????

 

Never have had this on an older database before?  What is controlling this and where do I unlock it.  Added information and that is okay but so many dups trying to clean it up.   Is this a Windows 10 issue????

 

Any one with an answer? 

Later:

Maybe found the answer,,.....   went looking at my files and had two files with .dup on the ending.  Did a   free virustotat.com on the database and they found nothing.  Quite a list of items to look for.

So went back to file list and removed the .dup  but had to close RM down before they could be removed .  re opened RM and it is now working find.  Something must have put those 2 extra files on my system.  


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#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:14 PM

In the folder where you database is look for a .DUP file with that database name. Delete it and it should create a new one without any issue. Also make sure the database is not inside of any folder that is being synced to the cloud, like Dropbox, OneDrive or GoogleDrive. 


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#3 Nettie

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:40 PM

Thanks Renee,  I do not sync any RM file to an online source.  I have an old one in Dropbox but not that Surname database. I have several one name Databases so I can add DNA to them.  My good one is direct line only.


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"I work on genealogy only on days that end in "Y"." [Grin!!!]
from www.GenealogyDaily.com.
"Documentation....The hardest part of genealogy"
"Genealogy is like Hide & Seek: They Hide & I Seek!"
" Genealogists: People helping people.....that's what it's all about!"
from http://www.rootsweb....nry/gentags.htm
Using FO and RM since FO2.0 


#4 Renee Zamora

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 01:04 PM

Did deleting the .DUP file fix it for you?


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#5 Nettie

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:33 AM

No, It came back this am.  Did a search and discovered that Windows 10 update put a Windows.old file on my system and that is causing trouble like .dup for RM.  So using their Disk Cleanup to try to get rid of the Windows.old file, hope it works.  SpyHunter did not catch it nor did Malwarebytes.   Having troubles getting rid of it. Without just deleting it. 

 

Finally got rid of Windows.old but that did not stop RM from creating a .dup file.  Going to have to look further. 


Genealogy:
"I work on genealogy only on days that end in "Y"." [Grin!!!]
from www.GenealogyDaily.com.
"Documentation....The hardest part of genealogy"
"Genealogy is like Hide & Seek: They Hide & I Seek!"
" Genealogists: People helping people.....that's what it's all about!"
from http://www.rootsweb....nry/gentags.htm
Using FO and RM since FO2.0 


#6 Renee Zamora

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:42 AM

If you are merging then RM needs to create a .dup file. Deleting the one there will let it create a new one. 


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:12 AM

...t Windows 10 update put a Windows.old file on my system and that is causing trouble like .dup for RM. 

 

When Windows does a major update, it puts the existing Windows system into Windows.old so that you can revert to the old version. Has nothing to do with the .DUP file as you have found out. 


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#8 Nettie

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:51 PM

But what is causing the .dup then a virus?


Genealogy:
"I work on genealogy only on days that end in "Y"." [Grin!!!]
from www.GenealogyDaily.com.
"Documentation....The hardest part of genealogy"
"Genealogy is like Hide & Seek: They Hide & I Seek!"
" Genealogists: People helping people.....that's what it's all about!"
from http://www.rootsweb....nry/gentags.htm
Using FO and RM since FO2.0 


#9 TomH

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 02:08 AM

RootsMagic creates the .dup file when you run a duplicate search.

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#10 Nettie

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:36 AM

Interesting!!  I was doing a Merge\Duplicates and would not let me do the merge.   Nothing like asking ?   Thank Tom


Genealogy:
"I work on genealogy only on days that end in "Y"." [Grin!!!]
from www.GenealogyDaily.com.
"Documentation....The hardest part of genealogy"
"Genealogy is like Hide & Seek: They Hide & I Seek!"
" Genealogists: People helping people.....that's what it's all about!"
from http://www.rootsweb....nry/gentags.htm
Using FO and RM since FO2.0