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  1. Backup how?

    I just downloaded v. 9.01. The instructions are to "backup and restore" my data from v.8. But backup how? There are a multitude of choices in the backup process. Do I just do a "normal" backup, or do I do a more extensive backup, such as when I send my backup to support for their inspection?
  2. mtDNA template

    I need to use this template as FamilyTree DNA has now reconfigured my HVR1 & HVR2 results to the new format and I have also just ordered a full sequence. I downloaded the file, and it went to Windows 7 Professional C:Downloads. I opened TMG & went to Help and searched Date File Storage and found that the exisiting file in question is in C:Users, etc. I opened that folder and can see the existing file. I then moved the new file from Downsloads to the TMG8 folder. Now I need to unzip it, but I can't. I clicked on it and it opened a new window showing the file extension .dna, which Windows doesn't recognize. Looking on the web, that doesn't seem to be the right extension. Before I clicked the extension was .zip, but when I checked my computer for a program to unzip it I couldn't find one, although I am sure I have opened zip files before, including ones from TMG. When I look at Properties for the zip file it says: Opens with Windows Explorer, which is certainly not right. What do I need to do to unzip this file?
  3. I have a peculiar and annoying problem with TMG 6.x on my IBM Thinkpad laptop. I use TMG like the man that just won the prize for his book. I have basic tags, and the rest, the narrative of the life, goes into the Biography tag memo. In my case, it's because I started with Commsoft's RootsII and RootsIII and that was the best way to handle a lot of detail. Now I am revising these texts in TMG, which means a lot of editing, as some of them date back 20 years or more. I will be typing along, adding, deleting, inserting--editing in a word--and suddenly the whole text will scroll, and it will remain scrolled. Up until yesterday it always suddenly scrolled to the end, where there is a [CR] to prevent the biography text from blending with the genealogical summary from TMG which follows it. Yesterday, 2 minutes after I had started work on a biography I have been working on all week, it scrolled upward. Dragging on the scroll bars either has no effect or drags the text down or up until the scroll bar is released, when it re-scrolls to top or bottom. Again, up until yesterday this has affected only the text I was working with--other biography memos were fine. Yesterday it affected all windows with scroll bars in all records. Previously the only solution was to shut down and go away. The next night when I got home from work everything would be fine. Once, last week, pasting the item I had been just about to paste at the end after the [CR] caused the phenomenon to stop. Yesterday, shifting the laptop to a different site and different power source worked to halt it. Needless to say this makes me nervous, especially as I haven't a clue as to what could be causing it. The only explanation I can come up with is that the cramped keyboard of the laptop and my fat figures are interacting in a negative way, but what key or keys might be involved I have no idea. Any ideas or advice would be very gratefully accepted. Barry Hinman bhinman@stanford.edu