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  1. Adding Ancestors to Focus Group Question

    I checked the focus group tool on my installation and found no problems. You should select one person (different from the current person) and add that person to a empty focus group. Then select that person and test each of the functions one at a time. Test adding a spouse, adding ancestors, and adding descendants.
  2. Terry is right. A number of external applications (anti-virus, anti-malware, syncing, real-time-backup, etc.) have been found to interact with TMG and cause problems. This is a likely cause of your issue. You need to work through there applications and determine if you can resolve the problem.
  3. Adding Ancestors to Focus Group Question

    All operations are in relation to the names selected in the list. Spouses are only added for the selected name(s). If you want to add missing spouses for everyone in the list, select all and tick Spouses and then click [Add Others].
  4. TMGW 4.0 on Windows 10

    Kirk, Great. Cleanup will take a while but it's worth the effort... places, fact sentences, etc. Jim
  5. You need to do a clean install of TMG. See the second message in this topic.
  6. TMGW 4.0 on Windows 10

    For RM... You should download the TMG v9.05 installer and install that. You have a 30-day trial period with full functionality. Import your TMG v4 data set. Afterwards be sure to run optimize, validate file integrity, optimize. You then import the v9 data set to RM from the imported TMG v9 project. TMG v9.05 installer... TMG v9.05 File / Import / (Simple Wizard selected) / [Next] / select the appropriate TMG v4 option (data set or backup) File / Maintenance / Optimize File / Maintenance / Validate File Integrity btw... Internal exhibits are not imported. You can use John Cardinal's TMG Utility to convert internal exhibits to external exhibits. https://www.johncardinal.com/tmgutil/
  7. TMGW 4.0 on Windows 10

    Running TMG4 under Win10 is not a good idea even if it's possible. You might try the compatibility settings. Right-click on the TMG4 shortcut and click Properties and then the Compatibility tab. Under Compatibility Mode, start with Windows 95 and try that. If that works, try the next step up (Win98), and test. If that works, try the next step up and continue until you find the newest Windows version that works. Use that the compatibility mode for that Windows version. %%%%%%%%%% Do you have a TMG8 registration? If so, I can give you the installer. You can download the TMG v9.05 installer but that does you no good without a registration. I'd suggest moving to RootMagic 9 or Family Historian 7. I can help you with that.
  8. Retrieving Messages Query

    Make sure that TMG's check for messages is disabled. Preferences / Program Options / Startup and Exit / Check for messages every ___ days / set to 0 (zero) I'd also set check for an update to 0 (zero) days.
  9. Printing visual chart to pdf

    I suspect that you need to use a printer driver other than the Win11 driver.
  10. Missing Exhibit Files

    That's the name of the file. Check the folder where your exhibit files are stored. Of course, if it's missing, it won't be there.
  11. Missing Exhibit Files

    The name of the file is 'Last VFI.log'. The filetype is .'log'. You can edit image files in the Exhibit Log. It is always better to use an external image editor rather than this built-in editor.
  12. Missing Exhibit Files

    Run File / Maintenance / Validate File Integrity. Select 'Search for missing external exhibits'. Make sure that it has your exhibits folder selected. After VFI completes, exit TMG. Check the 'Last VFI.log' file in the project folder. That should identify the missing external exhibits. (If you've ever used the exhibit edit feature, the last version of the exhibits that were edited could be missing and that can be a permanent missing exhibits error that's of no real consequence.)
  13. .fpt error

    I moved my main data set to RootsMagic almost 9 years ago and, from there, to Family Historian about 2.5 years ago.
  14. .fpt error

    You are getting both a exhibit .FTP error and reports with missing text? There are separate issues? If so you have damage to more than one table. TMG 9 was created using Visual FoxPro 9 with Service Pack 2 (plus additional add-ons and libraries). For example, GenBridge and the report manager are additional libraries.