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In Topic: A 2017 created database is telling me its locked??????

Yesterday, 02:08 AM

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

In Topic: How to find common people in RM7 databases?

Yesterday, 02:06 AM

On the RM menu bar, File > Compare.

In Topic: A 2017 created database is telling me its locked??????

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. 

In Topic: Shared Facts in Ancestry Sync

14 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

Yes, my instructions state that script #1 should not be repeated on the same shared events for that very reason.


Your sequence sounds valid except for the wrinkles that arise from TreeShare. The scripts were developed long before TreeShare and do not take it into account. I have not examined how splitting shared events, TreeSharing them to Ancestry, deleting them and then regenerating them will work out. Not well, I would expect. All I can suggest is that you try it and find out, using a small database that you can play with and a corresponding Ancestry Tree independent of your main tree. I created a script to copy a group to another database with all the Ancestry linkages, another that disconnects from TreeShare but keeps the linkages for sources and media for the next TreeShare connection. Using those, you could play with a subset of your database.


What I think will happen is that you will see on the Ancestry Tree duplication of sources and possibly event media each time you cycle through your sequence. What might work to avoid duplication at either end is some permanent trail of shared events that have been already split that would exclude those shared events from being split again. That would obviate deleting the split events and maintain the TreeShare linkages for their citations and media. Only the newly split events and their citations and media would appear as new in TreeShare.


BTW, the scripts do nothing to set a person to the Changed status in TreeShare nor to the Date last edited status in RM.

In Topic: Issue with linking some pictures to individual

13 February 2019 - 05:35 PM

Maybe it is a jpg format that the RM thumbnail converter does not fully support.