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  1. The exhibit table (_I.dbf) is always backed up when a project is backed up. The popup was just telling you how many exhibit files would be added to the backup when the external exhibits option is selected. The count is based on how many links were found in the exhibit table. C0000005 errors are difficult to diagnose; however, in this case, I believe that the error is coming from an issue with one of the exhibit files.
  2. I've had no performance issues with TMG in years. I'm currently running Win10 1809 with last Tuesday's cumulative update (17763.503).
  3. Ginny, I don't know what would cause the instability that you describe. The optimize byte count is mainly updating the index files and is of no consequence. I'd like to examine your project. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram
  4. Backup fails

    Glad that you got things fixed. This error comes from the ZIP file component used by TMG. It typically happens when the backup is written to an external drive. Why you got the error and why your fix worked is a mystery. The error is not usually project-related. I didn't suggest the ZIP file as a routine backup although note that the TMG backup is just a ZIP file and can be duplicated manually. My point was to suggest that there are alternative methods to protect your data.
  5. Backup fails

    There is no need to re-enter the data. You can always make a backup by making a .ZIP file of a project folder, naming it appropriately and storing it in a safe location. You can delete the .CDX files from the .ZIP file to make it smaller. This is a good reason to store each project in its own folder.
  6. Backup fails

    Try backing up to the backups folder in the TMG user tree. Typically... C:\Users\(user account name)\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Backups
  7. Strange characters in list windows

    Looks like some sort of language issue. Symbols are not displaying correctly. What's the Windows language? What's the TMG language? File / Language
  8. Error in LOW report

    I can output the report to Excel v5 with 290280 witnesses with no problem. In the spreadsheet with all witnesses, you should be able to do find what you want with sorting and searching as long as the output is properly structured. The use of a filter caused the report to end in an error. (I filtered for Tag Type... Label = BIRTH AND Country = AUSTRALIA. That gives a huge number of returns for this data set.) I tried several different output destinations. Text output failed much quicker than Excel v5 output. I haven't found any workaround.
  9. Error in LOW report

    TMG9 shouldn't be using any 16-bit code.
  10. gedcom export error

    John, Nice detective work. Jim
  11. gedcom export error

    If you have no program running that is affecting files (security, syncing, real-time backup), I have no idea what is blocking the GEDCOM export. I'm currently running Win10 (17763.379) with Windows Defender and have never had a problem exporting a GEDCOM (in the past or now).
  12. gedcom export error

    You have tried disabling the BitDefender real-time scanning temporarily and then trying the export?
  13. Another solution would be to use a custom History group tag so that all individuals linked to the tag are witnesses. The sentence could then be: [W] <[D]> <[L]><Others included are: [WO]><[M]> Everyone would have an appropriate sentence without getting involved with the {P] issue.
  14. note in Ahnentafel

    Memos that are included in sentences will be output depending on the tags selected on the Options/Tags tab. Memos that are not included in sentences can be output according to your selections on the Options/Memos tab.
  15. merged data sets

    No. You can only restore the backup that you made before doing the merge.