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#1 ezwieback

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 10:23 PM

I moved my TMG9.05  program and data from a Win-10 PC to a new Win-10 PC.   Moved all the data and photos as well.   I have many photos as images, all set as "external".   A few thumbnails display but just a few of the 442.

 When I click to open any image, I get a error message "Memo File e:\documents\ .....\slideshw.fpt is missing or invalid".

 I select "ignore" and get to the Exhibit page which shows a frowny-face.

 The image properties display the correct file location.

 

I checked the TMG9\Slideshow folder and do see files such as slideshw.dbf and a slidest.fpt ,  but no slideshw.fpt file.

 

I did a clean install per Jim Byram  using my 9.05 CD "Setup Wizard" with no improvement.

 

Appreciate any ideas/help.

 



#2 Jim Byram

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 04:02 AM

I'd delete all files in the Slideshow folder. They will be recreated when you open the Exhibit Log. I think that will resolve the issue.



#3 ezwieback

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 03:17 PM

Jim,

I did just as you advised and it solved the problem (no more error message).

Now, I have to gather up my messed-up "external" images and save them as internal images.

 

Many thanks for the clear and prompt help.

Ed



#4 Jim Byram

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 04:05 PM

Ed,

 

If you ever plan to make a website or to move to another program, you want all exhibits to be external.

 

Jim



#5 Michael Hannah

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 08:21 PM

Ed,

Please reconsider.  External image exhibits are definitely the highly recommended approach, and internal image exhibits have been known to cause problems.


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