transferring from one computer to the other
Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:58 AM
Posted 21 February 2008 - 09:28 AM
Did you try FILE => RESTORE BACKUP ? -- That's the way RootsMagic "Opens" backup files.
The GEDCOM export/import with "Share merge" can be used if both databases came from the same original file. But that process can get to be messy and is only needed if both databases have been "worked on" since the last time they were cloned.
If you only updated the database on your desktop since the last time they were the same, then a backup from the desktop restored on the laptop would be the way to go.
Posted 21 February 2008 - 09:38 AM
Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:04 AM
-- try doing another backup from the first computer.
or, something wrong with your media:
-- Maybe one computer cannot read the other computer's writing.
OR, the folder you are trying to restore the backup into.
-- When you get to the little Restore backup window, after choosing the backup to restore, click on the browse button for "Folder to restore backup in"
In the large pane of the "Select Folder" window, Right click, select NEW then FOLDER.
You can leave it named "New Folder" or type a new name over it and press the enter key.
While the new folder is still highlighted, click the "Select" button.
Back in the "Restore backup" window, click on "Begin Restore."
Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:21 PM
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