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In Topic: Cant access Rootsmagic7

12 August 2018 - 06:55 PM

Since you have the RM7 registration key, the presence of RM4 does not make any difference.  However, you can have multiple versions of RM on the same computer as long as you don't let new versions wipe out older versions at installation time.  It helps to have independent file folders for each version..


Did you take the default for installation of RM7?

In Topic: How big is too big?

12 August 2018 - 06:45 PM

If you keep one tree, everything has consistent spelling for names and locations.  It might be wrong, but it is consistent among different branches of the family.


With one tree, I was able to connect one of my kin in the same Civil War West Virginia Regimentas one of my wife's kin.  With separate files, I would never have noticed the connection.

In Topic: Error message when trying to create file for first time.

07 August 2018 - 01:22 PM

Try this.


1] Create another new user account with standard privileges.

2] Run RootsMagic in the new user account.

3] Don't set any folder structure under "Tools".

4] Create a new database called "Test"

5] Enter a person

6] Exit RootsMagic


My test account is called "Tester".


RootsMagic saved the "Test" database in the default C:\Users\Tester\Documents folder.


But I am still using Vista 64bit.


In Topic: Error message when trying to create file for first time.

06 August 2018 - 08:58 PM

I don't use Dropbox.  But others have suggested NOT using Dropbox for active files.  Just use it afterwards for an external backup.

In Topic: Any news on RM 8 complete rewrite?

02 August 2018 - 06:58 PM

Whenever a new version is released, I download the free version, setup the folder structure, move a copy of the data from the previous version, and try it for a period.  As patch versions are released, try them.  Then buy the new release.  BUT I still keep using the older version for production work until the new version seems stable.