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PhilipH

Member Since 08 Aug 2016
Offline Last Active Oct 25 2018 12:19 PM
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In Topic: Not Working after Complete Uninstall/Reinstall

24 October 2018 - 09:32 AM

Jerrry, it did work and I didn't even have to fool around with "fix broken links".  But even with a clean install on a second, older machine running Mavericks, the program freezes.  It might have happened at other times, but the last 2 times - once on the new machine and once on the old machine - it froze after minimizing the program and then maximizing it.


In Topic: Not Working after Complete Uninstall/Reinstall

24 October 2018 - 06:26 AM

A possible awkward solution.  Awkward because I'd rather not have to get a second computer out when I want to do genealogy, but it might make it possible to stay with RM which I want to do.  If it worked, I could reverse the procedure when RM7 gets a wrapper that works well with Mojave and be back on one machine until the next OS upgrade (which I will be loathe to do).

 

I just remembered an older Macbook Pro tucked away on a shelf in my office.  I think it's new enough to be able to run RM7 and El Capitan OS.  If I got that up and running again, loaded RM7 and copied my *.rmgc file over, I should be able to have a functioning RM with my current family tree.

 

Questions:

 

1) Would my sources come over seamlessly?  Are they embedded in the *.rmgc file?  Or do I need to copy some other files over as well?

2) How hard will it be to get my media copied over?  If I copy over my original .jpeg and *.pdf flies form my newer computer and create an identical file structure with the same folder names and hierarchy on the older Mac, will "fix broken media links" reattach them to my facts in my my tree?  Or will I have to do that by hand?  (Ughh!)

 

Holding out hope that this might work as an interim solution.


In Topic: Not Working after Complete Uninstall/Reinstall

23 October 2018 - 03:00 PM

Update. I entered one fact for one ancestor. Was able then to cite the source. Minimized RM to rename the media file and place it in my file structure and when I tried to maximize RM to add the media file to the fact, the program froze. Only way out again was a hard reboot.

I know some people seem to be able to run RM on a Mac under the latest OS just fine. I know others cannot. I am one of the lucky ones who get to beat their heads against the wall trying to make this software work.

I kind of think RM should stop advertising a Mac version as if it were anything equal to the Windows side. A better statement would be, "Have a Mac? Hey, give it a try. It might work."

I think I've got to do some soul searching. I really liked RM better than the other programs - when it worked. But this isn't my first time having trouble with RM and the Mac. I think I've got several options and I'm not happy with any of them:

1. Do all my genealogy on a spare Windows machine with RM. Yuck!
2. Roll back Mojave and not be able to use a different program that requires the latest OS. Yuck!
3. Find a different genealogy software program, transfer everything over, fix all the things that inevitably don't come over correctly, and learn a whole new system. Yuck!


In Topic: Not Working after Complete Uninstall/Reinstall

23 October 2018 - 07:01 AM

Here's my latest update.  I did a second uninstall/reinstall and so far so good.  Before I would only get 2-3 minutes use before the program would freeze up.  I clicked all around, opening media files, checking sources, hopping from one ancestor to another and I still had no problems after 15 minutes or so.  I'll have more time to check things out by actually adding some information to my tree tonight, but things are looking good.

 

Wonder if it was a problem with the install.  Or maybe a memory issue as I had fewer programs open this time around - though I never had an issue with that before.  I also did change where my .rmgc file was in my file structure, but again, I never had an issue with that before.


In Topic: Where are Data Files on a Mac

05 October 2018 - 07:03 AM

Yep, that's what I did early on.  My data files are in a Genealogy subfolder under Documents.