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  2. PROJECT PD.dbf not found

    First... A project is a SET of 48 files. As a general rule, you NEVER move one of those files from one project to another project. Second... A .DBF file often has a corresponding .FPT file. They are closely linked to one another. If you replaced only the .DBF file, then the .DBF file and the .FPT file no longer correspond to one another. The question is how much data you lost and what other problems will occur by your choice to replace one file of the project set. You found that the original Name_PD.DBF did exist and it's possible that I could have fixed it. The file probably had a damaged header. If you don't have the original Name_PD.DBF, your only choice at this point is to revert to the backup.
  3. I checked and found only 3 Name_PD files. 1 is the one in question (Name_PD.DBF) and the other 2 are the ones you mentioned not to mess with (.FPT & CDX). I did have a backup of the PROJECT FILE done just a couple of days earlier. I made a copy of this backed up Name_PD.dbf and load it back to replace the damaged one. It seemed to do the trick and I am back up and running. Thanks for your help. It's really great to have someone that can give help, suggestions and support to old time TMG users. I really appreciate you. Jim
  4. PROJECT PD.dbf not found

    The error message is saying that the NAME_PD.dbf data table is missing. Confirm that by checking the project folder. 1) If NAME_PD.dbf is present, it is likely damaged. I might be able to fix it. Otherwise... 2) Is there another NAME_PD file with a different file type such as NAME_PD.bak or another file type (other than .FPT and .CDX)? If so, rename the file to NAME_PD.dbf and try to open your project. (WARNING. NAME_PD.FPT and NAME_PD.CDX are correct. Do NOT rename those two files.) To be sure, the project folder isn't being directly synced with something like OneDrive or DropBox or another syncing service? That would be a good way to cause this issue.
  5. Last time using my project, in attempting to close, I pressed 'yes' (by mistake) when asked if I wanted to 'backup'. Subsequently I pressed the 'cancel' button and the project closed. Now it will not open and gives me this ERROR message: PROJECT NAME_PD.dbf not found. Can anyone help?
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  7. Exhibits Folder

    Mary, You could use an exhibits folder (the default location or a location of your choice) and include a subfolder for each of your projects. As a matter of good practice, each exhibit should have a unique name irrespective of which folder it is stored in. When you add a new exhibit, the exhibits are opened to the exhibits folder location in Preferences. Since each project has its own exhibits folder location, you can set the exhibits folder path to the proper subfolder for each project. If you ever need to relocate your exhibit tree in the future (such as moving to a new computer), be sure to update the exhibit path in Preferences for each project and then use Validate File Integrity to update the paths for the exhibits in each project. Jim
  8. Exhibits Folder

    Mary, I don't have the time (or, probably, the expertise) to help at the moment. But it's my impression that this forum is not much used any more, unless you get lucky and Jim Byram sees your post and replies. I'm sure the answer to your question is yes, but I think you'd be better off asking on the TMG-L email list (go to https://tmg-l.groups.io/g/main to subscribe if you are not already on the list). There are many very TMG-knowledgeable people there who are always very helpful and quick to respond. You may find that some will wonder why you have separate projects for different families. The usual recommendation is to have all TMG data in one project (even one dataset) with flags to identify the different families. That's a much more flexible approach that solves several issues that arise where you have separate projects. Hope this helps.
  9. I have multiple family projects in my TMG and I have attached many exhibits to one of the projects. Is there any way that I can have a separate Exhibits folder for each of my projects so as not to have all exhibits in one folder? Perhaps name them "Exhibits Smith", "Exhibits Jones" etc. Thanks!! Mary
  10. Tag Has Disappeared

    Yes, you can have two sessions of TMG open at the same time. Just open one, then open TMG again. You can open the same Project in both, but TMG will not let you edit the same record in both at the same time.
  11. Tag Has Disappeared

    Thank you for your reponse! However, even after following your suggestions, the custom tag is still missing. I sent a message today asking if two sessions of TMG could be open at the same time so that I might do some side-by-side editing.
  12. Problem with font sizes

    Thanks Jim. Been using TMG for years and never knew this! Jack
  13. Problem with font sizes

    After you make the changes to the List and Project Explorer font sizes in Preferences, you need to save your layout to make the changes stick. Saving the layout apparently isn't necessary for the Other font sizes. I see various issues here that should have been cleaned up during TMG development.
  14. Using version 9.05. New install on a laptop Windows 10. Small problem. Preferences Lists has two settings for Max/Min Font Size. I like 10 points but whenever I close TMG it reverts to 11 points. Everything else seems to be fine. I have checked all the Paths under Advanced and they seem correct. Any ideas? Jack
  15. Help / About tells you which version of TMG that you are running. It also shows your registration information if you need to recover that (name, email address and registration number). This assumes that you can run TMG on your older computer. You can contact me by email using the link in my message above.
  16. do you mean Windows 11 or Master G. Sorry slap me now but because I have small brain tumour, I need sometimes to kick start the mind. where would I find the details of " installer version that you need (US or UK)" please. And please forgive me as off to bed now as it is 2.30am here. I do appreciate any help, links etc I am on FB if that helps or I can privately give you my email if that helps.
  17. You need to install TMG v8.08 on your new system and restore your project backup(s) on the new system. Terry Reigel has written a guide to the process of moving to a new computer. http://tmg.reigelridge.com/new-computer-version.htm Please ask questions about anything that you do not understand. If you write me and tell me what installer version that you need (US or UK), I'll give you a link to download the installer. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram
  18. I am in my 60's and totally confused. I have had to buy a new laptop, it has windows 11 I have around 50,000 people on my tree, BUT can not set up and open my files on new laptop Would someone be able to tell me in ABC English (ok Easy as) how to do this in bullet point steps please I have The Master Genealogist v8
  19. Thanks for the clarification. Got it. That really saves a lot of time.
  20. Jim is not talking about an option in Sources, but rather about the Option in Reports. The report option changes the result for all Citations in that report, regardless of the option selected in the individual Sources. Thus there is no need to make the change in each Source so long as you consistently choose the "no ibid" option in each report you use.
  21. Yes, I know I can do this with each source, but is there a method to globally change that setting on ALL sources?
  22. Reports that have a Sources tab in the options should have this option... Check Disable "ibid." to prevent the use of "ibid" in the list of sources.
  23. Since the use of ibid in citation sources is now the "bad kid on the block," according to the Chicago Manual of Style and other organizations, including the National Genealogical Society, you would need to change the Source Definition for each source you have (through the "Output Form" tab) so that ibid is not used and the Short Footnote is used. Since I have over 3400 sources already, does anyone have an idea on how to do a mass change for all at once? Or is there some other GLOBAL setting that can be made (if so I can't find it)?
  24. .dbf file not found

    Thanks Jim, I will do that if the problem persist. Now when it happens, I just keep trying and out of the blue, it works.
  25. .dbf file not found

    What do you do when this happens? It could be that the file header is damaged and that's why TMG can't find the file. When this happens, if you send me the _nd.dbf and _nd.fpt files, I can check the table. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram
  26. Every once in awhile, for no apparent reason, when I try to open a project, it gives me a error message that it can't find file "project_ ND.dbf not found". Can anyone tell me what has happened. It appears that this file has been corrupted some how and I can't figure out what's going on. When I look at my documents projects, it appears to be there but it still won't open the project.
  27. Field name is a duplicate or invalid

    The error suggests an issue with the tag type table memo file (the .fpt file). Although this looks like a data issue, I'd try running the installer and selecting [Repair] and if that does nothing, try reinstalling. Send me your project so that I can check it. Make a project backup and select only the project files. If the backup is too large to email, you'll need to make it available for download. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram
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