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  • Birthday 09/22/1942

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. .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
  9. 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
  10. New Error Happening

    The error suggests that there is a problem with the image file. Remove the exhibit and see if that resolves the thumbnail creation issue. If it does, you need to try a fresh copy of the image file.
  11. Link to 9.05 update

    Missing data in the Other info Box is likely a project issue, not a program issue. The .PJC file might be damaged. Send me the .PJC file so that I can check it. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram Follow up - The issue appears to be Gail's custom layout. The Other info box labels appear but there are no values. Changing to a different layout shows the values. The Value header and the values were hidden to the right. The header issue and the values issue had to be fixed independently.
  12. Military Service tag type error

    Military Service (Military-Service?) is a custom tag type. Try deleting the tag type. If you can't delete it, I can.
  13. TMG v.9 corrupted

    Nothing is corrupted. The issue is that the file cdintf400.dll used by TMG is not properly registered. The last TMG 9 installer is located here... Running the installer and selecting [Repair] or uninstalling and reinstalling might fix the .DLL issue. %%%%%%%%%% My notes say this is the issue. The reinstall was the easy way to try and fix it. Here's the manual way. Program Error - OLE error code 0x80040154: Class not registered The error occurs because a file cdintf400.dll used by the PFD driver is not registered. The file should be located here... "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cdintf400.dll" 1) Close TMG 2) If running the Windows 10 or 11 Start menu, right-click on the Start button and select 'Command Prompt (Admin)'. Alternately, navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and select cmd.exe and right-click on it and select 'Run as administrator'. 3) type: "cd \windows\syswow64" (as always, no quotes) (or "cd \windows\system32" for a 32-bit system) and press enter. 4) type: "regsvr32 cdintf400.dll /u" and press enter. You should get a message that it succeeded. 5) press the up arrow and the previous line should be repeated. Hit <Backspace> twice to remove the "/u" (or type "regsvr32 cdintf400.dll" from scratch) and press enter. You should get another message that it succeeded. 6) Type "Exit" and press Enter to close the window (or click on the X if that works)
  14. Living Flag Corrupted

    Repaired the Living flag values in the C-table (Flags).
  15. Living Flag Corrupted

    That's the Flags window, not the Flag Manager. Send me the .__C.DBF and __C.FPT files from your project and I'll take a look. Make a .ZIP archive of the two files and send it. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram