I was using msconfig because my Windows 7 operating syatem wouldn't open [so I couldn't get to TMG] and I hoped I could find a way to detect the problem.
As it all turned out, Virginia, after two days of work with Microsoft and Microsoft-related associates, I found that I had six registry locations that SHOULD have had something in them - but they were blank.
I've no idea why. No programs were installed. All I'd done was try a variety of things to get Windows to open. One of those attempts must have wiped out these registry values.
And, according to what I read, there was no way to fill them with proper data – except to reinstall Windows 7 [my operating system].
Doing that would result in wiping out all my programs and data files. So I dutifully backed them up on a newly-bought USB portable storage device.
I monitored the backup process for a long time and it seemed to be going OK. But when I tried to restore it today…the storage device had none of my files in it.
That was my fault for not verifying that the files had, in fact, gotten transferred before I reinstalled Windows 7. But it looked like it was going so well. Wrong, Bill.
Today I’m reinstalling all my software and restoring my data from a USB thumb drive on which I’d backed up most of my data [including TMG] a few weeks ago.
A tough break. But that’s life.
Today, I downloaded TMG8 from the WhollyGenes website and installed it. Now, I’m about to restore my TMG data file.
If I understand correctly, I should put that .sqz file in C:UsersbillDocumentsThe Master Genealogist v8Backups
IS THAT CORRECT? I don’t want to mess this up –iI’s my last gasp.