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In Topic: "Family Origins" error

27 January 2008 - 01:45 PM

QUOTE(Alfred @ Jan 26 2008, 05:13 PM) View Post

You are doing the Report => Lists => Multimedia list when you see these not found items?

If an item is called more than once, you would have to edit the path in each instance.

This list lists individual and family items. -- In the main program, you do not see family items by opening the Edit Person window, although, you can click on family facts multimedia from there.

SO, if you used a family general multimedia item, you would have to edit Family and select the multimedia tab to see the "Not Found" item.
You can also narrow down the search by selecting only the family, individual or event items in your list report.

Alfred, You really are pretty good at this! You're right, they were in the Family Album section. I didn't think we'd ever used that before.
Thanks again, problem fixed!

In Topic: THU files

26 January 2008 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE(Alfred @ Jan 26 2008, 03:53 PM) View Post

You can delete the THU files.
Family Origins always saved them, but it would rebuild them if it needed them after you deleted them.
RootsMagic creates them when it needs them then USUALLY deletes them after it is done with them.
So, if it forgets to delete them, you can.

----- PS ---
They are actually little tiny JPG files, You can change the extension to JPG and see them with any photo editing or viewing program.

Thanks, Just saw another post by Allen which describes the same thing along with a max size of 2150 pixels for photos in RM.
Thanks Again

In Topic: Database repair?

26 January 2008 - 02:56 PM

Thanks for the tip ... I printed it out for next time ... Hope I never use it!

In Topic: Database repair?

26 January 2008 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE(Alfred @ Jan 25 2008, 10:46 PM) View Post

Where is the program installed?
== C:\Program Files\RootsMagic\ == ?

Where are your data files stored?
== C:\Program Files\RootsMagic\Data files == ?

Those seem to be the default, and Vista doesn't like you changing anything within it's "Program Files" folder.

I have been recommending a new program location for RootsMagic:
C:\MY Programs\RootsMagic\
And placing the data files in MY DOCUMENTS somewhere by setting the RootsMagic Folders option as I suggest at:

To move the RootsMagic program, you will have to use the Windows Control Panel to remove the current installation, then reinstall in the new location (you have to create the folder yourself).
Then when you first open RootsMagic, do the Folders option thing.
Then you can open any of the old RM files by browsing to them, create a backup whill land in the folder you designated for backups. Restore that backup and it will restore in the folder you designated for RootsMagic data files. If the restored file Looks OK,
Then you can delete the original file from it's old location.

BUT, if one of those old databases is corrupted so that you cannot load it, then you will probably have to rely on your most recent backup of that database.

Alfred, Thanks for your response.
My program is located in \Progams\RootsMagic, but my files are in Documents\Roots Magic\
This seems to work OK> My problem with the bad DB was compounded by the selection of "open with last file selected" This meant RM would boot looking for the bad DB which it couldn't open, and just hung with the spinning icon. I finally stopped clicking on the desktop icon and double clicked directly on another rmg file from Windows explorer from my old HD from the other computer. That let me open the program normally. I then closed that file and did a restore from a couple of weeks ago from the old HD. The restore process should have been better except that my wife recently decided to uncheck the option for adding a date to the backup so she wouldn't have to see or delete all those old files. Big mistake! she backed up the bad file, overwriting any good ones. Lesson learned.