The following may be moot if you finally have a successful install, but I noticed in rereading the thread that there appears to be some confusion between the Downloads folder and the Installer folder.
You are absolutely correct, Virginia. Over the past 4 days, when I did a Start>Search for tmg8setup.exe, the only place it showed was in the Downloads folder. But see my next comment...
In message #17 above, you wrote:
"The instructions said to drag that .exe file onto the Desktop, which I did.
Then, I was supposed to "... delete the installer folder". But there was no "installer folder". The exe file was in a Downloads folder that contained other [non-TMG] files, so I did not delete the Downloads folder."
In Bob's instructions note the v8 installer folder path (not the Downloads folder) to which he refers:
"Drag the installer from the installer folder to your desktop so that you can use it. Only do this if the installer is the latest version. Then delete the installer folder.
Win7 or WinVista
C:ProgramDataThe Master Genealogist v8 Installer
If this Installer folder existed during the past 4 days,...I sure didn't find it. Today [31 Jan] I went to that location....and there was the Installer folder. There was no tmg8setup.exe file in it, so I deleted the Installer folder. There was an .msi file and one other file (I don't remember the name) that I deleted with the Installer folder. The tmg8setup.exe icon is still on my Desktop. [I guess I can delete it if we're done working on this "TMG8 Won't Start" task.
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataThe Master Genealogist v8 Installer"
Re the desktop icon not opening TMG, I assume you rebooted after what seemed like a good install - or probably have rebooted by now. Rebooting after a TMG install is always a good idea.
Let us know how it's going -
Yes, I've rebooted a lot.
As of now, [31 Jan] TMG8 and my main database seem to be working. Somehow, that main .pjc database wound up in a folder
C:UsersbillMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v >7< Projects. I've no idea how. I don't even have v7 installed on my computer any more. This folder must be a "remnant".
All my .sqz files are there as well C:UsersbillMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v >7< Backups. My TMG8 program lists no files at all in its Backups folder.
What is the correct file path for me to move these .sqz files into? C:ProgramDataThe Master Genealogist v8Backups ? Or is it:
C:UsersbillMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v8Backups?
And while we're at this file path topic, is this where my tmg8.exe file goes?
C:Program Files (x86)The Master Genealogist v8tmg8.exe?
Virginia, you've been most patient and persevering the past several days.
My deep thanks to you for all your advice and guidance.