I posted the below message on the user group and they suggested I post it on this forum. It was suggested that Jim Byram may know the solution. Right now, it seems I need to load the sample to get in, then restore all my projects from backups. I have about 100 of these and would prefer to find another solution. Right now I can only load the sample project and none of my others is listed thus I cannot access them.
I guess my charmed TMG life had to come to an end sometime. I've managed to avoid any serious problems in the over 15 years I've been using this great program.
I went to fire up TMG this morning and got this.
"Repair mode has been activated."
I hit "OK"
The TMG screen came up and it said it was loading, then I got this:
the blue options screen which listed a bunch of options such as last, sample, select. etc. All choices are available except the "last" which is grayed out.
I did not dare to hit any of the other choices not knowing what would happen so I just hit the "x" at the right top.
Then I got this:
The Master Genealogist (repair mode) message which stated:
"An error happened when opening the data tables...File C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\THE MASTER GENEALOGIST V9\_ND.dbf not found."
I hit OK and TMG is off my screen.