Help, I am new to RM
Posted 20 March 2005 - 05:12 PM
Posted 20 March 2005 - 06:08 PM
in the toolbar, only a few tool are active, OPTIONS is one, multi colored geometric shapes, Click on that and then "FOLDERS"
There you set the folders to be the defaults.
I put RootsMagic in My Documents and then a backup, GEDCOM, reports and Printoust folder within that. (I already had a folder for my photos, so I just entered the root of those photo files.
Now, Go to the Files menu and select NEW and create a new database, give it a name ans select the options you wish to use. ( don't like surnames in all uppercase, for instance.) The database will be created in the folder you set as the top choice, "RootsMagic Files."
Press the I key to add the first individual, you could use the Add Menu item and choose individual.
Fill in as many of the available fields as you know and click OK or [Alt]-[o], and you get another window where you can add more facts by choosing the add a fact button and choosing the one you want to fill in. You can add notes and or sources to each individual and or to each fact.
To import an existing database, you first have to have it in a GEDCOM file, then create a new database, then choose File menu and "Import GEDCOM file," navigate to that file and choose it and you should soon see the data on one of the RootsMagic main screens.
You cannot save a database to a CD unless you have "drive letter access" or Direct write capabilities to the CD, which takes some preperation. You cannot work with a database on a CD though. The easiest way to use the CD is for backups and GEDCOM files which you create on the hard drive, then copy to the CD.
Merge duplicate individuals?
Right click on one of them, choose merge then "SELECT" the other as the duplicate individual and click on merge, or swap them and merge the other way.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:07 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:26 PM
You can backup the database to your hard drive and then copy that backup file to a CD for safekeeping, but backing up, directly to a CD is more complicated, some of the time, depending on the program used.
I do not think that I have ever seen or even heard of the "The backup files are not fully restored" error.
Backup to a folder on your hard drive
Copy those backup files, DatabaseName.ZIP, by default, to a CD.
To Restore, you should be able to restore directly from the CD, but be sure that you restore in a different folder than the default, or you will overwrite your original database.
If restoring from the CD doesn't work, copy the ZIP file to the hard drive, right click on it, select Properties, click on the "Read Only" attribute to remove the checkmark. Then, try restoring the backup, but still in a different folder than the original file is in.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:34 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 03:17 PM
|QUOTE (Cheri @ Mar 25 2005, 01:07 PM)|
| I tried to save my data on a CD for backup but then later I could not restore it, I got a message that said backup files are not fully restored. Do you know what that is all about??? |
Make sure that in the "Restore Backup" dialog window, the "Folder to Restore Backup In" field includes the Drive Letter, i.e. C:\FAMHIST\DATA\. I've noticed that if the "Folder to Restore Backup In" field does not include the Drive letter, i.e. it is entered as only \FAMHIST\DATA\ , then you get an error message saying the backup was not fully restored. In other words, the restore backup fails. But if I include the drive letter then the backup is restored without problem.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 04:46 PM
I just learned something.
And, I thought I knew it all!
Posted 25 March 2005 - 07:42 PM
Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:18 PM
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:50 PM
Thanks again, Cheri
Posted 15 April 2005 - 03:09 PM