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In Topic: Sharing Facts

28 October 2009 - 04:06 AM

Alfred - Many thanks for the information, that seems to be how I want to do it. Will have a try.....
Bienia - Thanks also for the detailed process, I have printed out the instructions and will have a go, fingers crossed.

In Topic: need help RM4 can't find files RM2.

20 October 2009 - 05:35 AM

The only way I can import the files is to export from RM2 as a gedcom and then to import to RM4 - This at least has worked, but will I lose any data?
It's very frustrating.

In Topic: need help RM4 can't find files RM2.

20 October 2009 - 03:46 AM

I think that the RM4 "Search for files" button functionality within File > Import may assume the C: drive. If you're using that and your files are elsewhere, just navigate to the folder where you restored your database, and choose the rmg file manually (via the "I know where the file is" button under File > Import in RM4).

Other than that possibility, I'm not sure what else to suggest. If that's not the case, what is the full path of the folder in which you restored your RM 2.04 backup? What is the name of the restored files (without the extension)? Does one have an .rmg extension? Can you locate it within Windows Explorer?

I have saved the files on the old drive (G:\) now on C:\ but they are still not found. I was running RM2.04 on the laptop as well so the files are there, but they were in the program files folder, now saved in C:\documents as suggested by the link above (about Vista) but RM4 still doesnt recognise them. Could it be because RM4 is looking for files RM 1-3 with the extension *rmg but RM2.04 saves the files as zipped files. I think I'm getting confused! I just opened Rootsmagic 2 and did search for files , it came up with the three files I need and they are called rmg files, so I opened RM4 and import files, search - I know where the file is - typed the address but it still failed to find them?

In Topic: need help RM4 can't find files RM2.

19 October 2009 - 04:16 PM

Pauline, copying a database may've been introduced in RM3. The alternative would be to create a backup of your RM 2.04 database and to then restore it to the folder that you would've copied it to ("like Documents") had the copy database functionality been present in RM 2.04. Doing so would produce the same result.

RM4 would then hopefully be able to find your files for import into the new database structure so that you could move forward from there.

Yes I did "backup" and to a new location i.e. Documents but it still doesn't find them.

In Topic: need help RM4 can't find files RM2.

19 October 2009 - 04:15 PM

Run RootsMagic 2

Open your database(s) one at a time and do a backup to a folder outside the program files folder (like Documents)

Do "File > Backup > Normal Backup > Begin Backup" from the RM3 menu.

When the save window (labeled Name of backup file) opens, click the down arrow beside the Save in: block (near the top) and change the destination folder to a folder outside the program files folder (like Documents).

Save the backup file and close the current database. Open others one at a time and save the backups to the same destination folder as just used in the previous step.

Run RM4 and import those database copies of your v2 data.

Hello and thanks for the help
I have done exactly that, as you said, saved each database in RM2 - backup, and saved each to Documents but Rootsmagic 4 is still not recognising the files. When I run RM4 Import files, search for files it doesn't recognise any.