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When I start TMG9 I get several dialog boxes that tell me that dbf files are read only and I have to go through several ignore dialog box choices and then the pro0gram starts.  Now when trying to add a sibling I get a message that the index tag is not found...3132   GETROLETR.

Is there a simple way to repair this.  I was having similar problems with v8 and recently upgraded to v9 to hopefully get away from the problems but it continues to occur.

 

Bill

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Doing what you suggested did make a difference.  However, the next day TMG was not working well and wouldn't let me backup or close it.  Today I tried to backup but it gave me an error message and wouldn't let me do it.  When I did File/close project it just closed without any of the normal screens that I usually get on closing.  This morning it wouldn't let me backup but I just was able to and after it finished I got "Cannot update the cursor _FILES_ROLES since it is read-only."  There seems to be a trend with issues involving read-only situations.  Now it doesn't want to close.  I also get messages that the project is in use elsewhere and it isn't.  "Close window" doesn't close it.  It's really hosed up.  However I was able to enter data successfully today.

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(I'm assuming that you are using the default TMG user folder.

Try this. Use File Explorer to browse to your documents folder.

Select the "The Master Genealogist v9" folder, right-click on it and select Properties.

Unselect Attributes: Read-only (the mark will clear) and click [OK].

Now try TMG.

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I unselected ready only and I was able to start TMG and backup the project but after backup finished I got a message about a read only file.  Now I can't close it without closing windows.  My data from this morning is still in the project.

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You never need to close Windows to end a TMG process that won't close.

You open the Task Manager with Ctrl+Shift+Esc, select the TMG process, and click [End task].

These kinds of issues are not uncommon. Maybe it's time to consider moving on from TMG.

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I've bought another software (Legacy 9.0) and to import my TMG9 project data I need a "good" GED file.  I can't get TMG9 to export a decent one because of the issues I am having.  In trying to get TMG9 working enough I I went to the folders/files that the error message said was "read-only."  I then changed the properties of those folders to undo the read only and selected "apply" but when I reopened the folder it still said "read-only".  Importing the GED file I did created ended up giving me all the names but no relationships, so I'm anxious to get something that incorporates all the correct information.  Any ideas further?

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Folders are always marked read-only. When you open a folder properties and unselect read-only, the files contained will be marked read-write.

I'll make a GEDCOM for you if you send me your project or a project backup. If the backup is too large to email, you'll need to upload the project so that I can download it.

You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below...

Jim Byram

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