.RMGB file extensions
Posted 06 December 2010 - 04:54 PM
Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:06 PM
Media Gallery (a critical look) - Written when RM4 was introduced but still applies today.
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:11 PM
It is the same as a ZIP file except the extension is different.
If you edit the filename in something like Windows explorer so that the extension is ZIP, you could expand it with a popular decompression program, even Windows, BUT, WHY, do that? you can't see much in the database with any other program anyway.
RootsMagic expands them with the RESTORE command in the File menu and opens them for you so you can use them.
The only problem is that if you Restore the backup, it will overwrite any regular "rmgc" file of the same name as the file you backed up to create that file.
Effectively overwriting the original, ALTHOUGH you do get a warning to that effect.
Of course, you could always restore the backup to a different folder.
Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:37 PM
Within the RootsMagic software, RMGC is the RM4 database file extension, while RMGB is the RM4 backup file extension.
Since you stated, "among others", is it possible that knowing that you used RM4 software and for your convenience, he sent you a backup file from RM4? You want to save/import across different software formats as infrequenly as possible for fear of losing information, so it's important to find out exactly from which software package the file that was sent to you was made. Fortunately, backing up and restoring between RMGC and RMGB will retain all data integrity -- it's the converting between FDB and RMGC (or FDB, GED, and RMGC, etc.) that could potentially be of concern).