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Terry Lee

Member Since 13 Feb 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 07 2008 04:50 PM
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In Topic: problems after installing newer version RootsMagic

06 January 2008 - 08:22 PM

That worked perfectly, and the instructions were clear and easy to understand. The only thing I didn't understand was how to delete the old RootsMagic data folder.Thank you Alfred.

In Topic: Transferring database to new computer

30 August 2007 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE(Alfred @ Aug 15 2007, 02:08 PM) View Post

I do not fully understand what you are saying but, it sounds like you are trying to put the RootsMagic data folders in the RootsMagic program folder.
Vista does not seem to allow you to add or modify anything in it's "Program Files" folder.

If you ever contimplate adding words to the RootsMagic spelling checker, you won't be able to unless you do something.

SO, I will tell you what I did:

Uninstall RootsMagic, using the Windows Control Panel.
Create a new folder in the C:\ drive, "My Programs" to install RootsMagic in. ( C:\My Programs
(You can create this folder With Windows My computer or Explorer, but I think you can create it during the RootsMagic install process. IF NOT, cancel out of the install and go back to Windows to create the folder before trying to install. )
Copy your RootsMagic Data folders into the Vista "MY DOCUMENTS" folder. (OR create new folders for the data there.)
Use RootsMagic's Options > Folders to point to each of these data folders.

Things should work as they are supposed to from here on.


To Alfred, or anyone else that has some thoughts on this;

I followed your suggestions on uninstalling and reinstalling RootsMagic, I also moved my data files into the "My Documents" folder. I then moved my "Multimedia" folder from my data files into the RootsMagic "Multimedia" folder. However, I still have no working links from databases to the Multimedia files.

How can I re-link my multimedia files to the databases? Thanks so much for any help. I'm about ready to throw in the towel.

One more thing, Alfred. I don't know what you mean in your sentence "Use RootsMagic's Options> Folders to point to each of these data folders." I know what the "Options> Folders" is, but why should I "point to each of these data folders"? What should happen?

Thanks,
Terry L.


In Topic: Transferring database to new computer

16 August 2007 - 03:32 PM

Thanks everyone for your input. I had some luck restoring the zip file backups. I'm not sure if it all happened correctly, though, because when I click on the "OPEN" button I have the five default folders with my six databases listed below. They all open and seem correct. But if I click on the "NEW" button. It shows the exact same arrangement: 5 default folders with my six databases I restored, listed below the folders. If you try to open any of the six databases, there is a message, "A database with that name already exists".

I didn't see any way to transfer the multimedia files.

I'm thinking of trying Alfred's first suggestion of removing my program files, reinstalling according to his pathways, and trying that. I'll wait until tomorrow and see if I get any other input from forum users.


I appreciate any help,
Terry L.

In Topic: Copying RM to put on new computer

27 April 2007 - 09:11 PM

I think I made the folders I needed. So, now, what exactly do I do to copy the backups?

Thanks, terry Lee

In Topic: Copying RM to put on new computer

27 April 2007 - 03:05 PM

Alfred- No, I must not have ever set up folders. Under "tools, options, folders," they are all blank.

Should I set up folders at this point?

If not, what is my next step? Backing up databases? Can you back up directly onto a cd and then put that cd into new computer? (Is a backup the same as copying the whole RootsMagic folder?)


Thanks for your help.