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  2. Relationship not connecting

    Thank you Jim Worked perfect. I have been trying everything on and off for a week, should have asked. 9.05 What forum is the correct one? Sorry for posting in the wrong place. Greg
  3. Relationship not connecting

    What version of TMG are you using? I'm going to move this to the correct forum. I'm not sure whether her father should show a relationship. Refresh the auto-relationship tag and see what happens. File / Preferences / Current Project Options / Other / click the [Refresh Relationships] button. The Relation tag is not automatic and needs to be refreshed anytime that new people are added to the data set.
  4. Relationship not connecting

    Relationship of Lidia Howland shows---- wife of----not my direct relation ----Shows my 7th grandfather correctly. Her farther Joseph Howland shows no relation When printed on VCF chart form all is OK Did I get a tag wrong? Thanks, Greg
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  6. John Cardinal posted about the release of T2G on TMG-L. *** TMG to GEDCOM v1.00 is now available. *** TMG to GEDCOM (T2G) is a faster, better GEDCOM export for TMG. It includes hundreds of features to customize a GEDCOM export including features custom-designed to work with popular GEDCOM readers like Ancestry.com. TMG to GEDCOM will only work with TMG databases written by TMG v9.04 or v9.05. TMG to GEDCOM allows export templates and, initially, has templates available for Ancestry.com (public and private), GENviewer, Gramps. and Legacy. You can save your own templates for custom configurations. See the following URL for more information about TMG to GEDCOM (T2G): https://tmgtogedcom.com/en/tgn001.htm
  7. Cannot Open project in TMG 9

    John, Thank you for your detailed explanation; I had not been aware of the risk to my TMG database. In fact, rather like you, my automated backup apparently takes place when I am asleep. Leastways there is a file with the correct name and current date on my external drive every time I look. John
  8. Cannot Open project in TMG 9

    JohnR, I am not Michael, but I will answer anyway. If you have an automated backup program that only runs at a designated time, and TMG is not running at that time, you should be fine. The problem with backup programs that run all the time is they can interfere with TMG trying to access one of its files while you are using TMG, and that can corrupt your TMG database. Popular cloud-based programs run all the time so they can distribute the network load, and that means they are running when you might be using TMG. That's bad, and must be avoided. However, a nightly backup process is fine as long as TMG is not running when that backup runs. I have an automated backup that runs at 3AM and copies all changed files to an external device. Once a week, I make an "image copy" of each drive on my PC so I have a recent "full copy of the disk" in case something goes wrong. I transport some of the backup files to offsite locations. All that is outside TMG, and I make sure that TMG is not running when those backups occur. Within TMG, I use the File > Backup command frequently. The resulting SQZ files are gobbled up by the backup processes described above. John
  9. Cannot Open project in TMG 9

    Michael, You are not suggesting that my local automatic backup of drive C and D to an external drive should exclude the TMG progamme and data files?
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  11. Cannot Open project in TMG 9

    An even worse "bad" action was ignoring the warnings that have been being posted for years about not allowing any automatic backup or cloud program have anything to do with the actual TMG files. Tsk, tsk, tsk, <frown> Do a backup within TMG, then copy that TMG backup file to some separate folder where the automatic backup or cloud service (e.g. PCloud) will find it and save it for you.
  12. Sources Slow to Load

    Pam, A few other cases of slow response were due to people having some or all of their TMG files being maintained by a cloud service, like OneDrive. The slow response time was caused by that service having to access the cloud via the Internet, then download a temporary copy of the file, then let TMG do the accessing (read and or write), and then reload the (possibly changed) temporary files back on the cloud. Depending upon the cloud service and your Internet connections this could take quite a long time. Could this possibly also be your situation for your source files? Michael
  13. Sources Slow to Load

    I tried all of the different ways that you list and it never took more than 1-2 seconds to open the source list. Your project has 1438 sources.
  14. Sources Slow to Load

    No, the sources are still lagging a long time. I can't figure this out either. Opening the source list doesn't take long if you just go right to that under tools. If I add a tag, and then try to add a source, the list takes forever. And the same if you are just copying one, and then edit it. Each step takes way longer than it should. Even if you are done editing it, when you go to select it. Saving takes a long time, and then another delay before it shows in the list so you can select it. Makes sourcing very painful. It just started some months ago...it went from great to dismal and no idea way.
  15. Sources Slow to Load

    Pam, Opening the master source list in in the project we were working on took only a couple of seconds on my system. Jim
  16. Cannot Open project in TMG 9

    I just have to say that Jim Byram is wonderful! He saved my project and I am totally indebted to him! I was a bad girl, slacking off and found I hadn't done a backup for a month. And to top it off, TMG wouldn't let me restore any other backups. I was totally hosed and dead in the water. The man has the patience of a saint. I am so excited that I am up and running again. No more using cloud syncing, and I'm backing up every night from now on. Pam Thank Heavens for the support here.
  17. Cannot Open project in TMG 9

    Jim, you know I did add my Docs folder to PCloud a few days ago, because I was afraid I might lose my project! Ironic. I was out most of yesterday so never got to my computer until now. Rebooting didn't help. I get the same thing. I really would love to save the the project as it was on 9/27. I backed it up and it has a lot of work that was NOT in the August backup. Shame on me! I used to back up every day, and I got lazy... I would love for you to look at it. I will remove my Docs folder from PCloud right now, reboot and see. Pam Wood Waugh
  18. Sources Slow to Load

    Pam, I've heard of slow access to the Master Source List when there are thousands of sources, but 3x or more than the 1600 you have. I am a lumper, and I have about 1015 sources. The MSL opens in about 2 seconds for me. I have no idea why the MSL is so slow for you, but I am confident there is a problem. I will contact you off-list.
  19. Cannot Open project in TMG 9

    Hopefully, you're not using real-time sync or backup on your project (DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.). I've never seen "[conflicted] added by TMG to a data file filename so I'm assuming that some external application is responsible for this. You need to back up your project files every work session. Rebooting your system might allow a backup to be restored. I can examine your project to see if it can be recovered. Having a data file deleted by some external application is not rare and happens. That's why frequent backups are critical. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram
  20. Yesterday I tried to open my project "FAMILY" in TMG and was met with "\_ND.dbf not found". It shut down. Tried again, and it went into Repair Mode. Again, same result. Rebooted machine. Ditto. Searched on line for a resolution. Read about deleting all the .CDX files belonging to the project. Looked in my Projects folder and all the rest of my side projects had them, but FAMILY one did not. But I did notice about 10 of my FAMILY .DBF files had [conflicted] , like: FAMILY_PPV [conflicted].DBF Figured my data was corrupt, so tried to restore from an old backup (from a whole month ago::[sigh::]. Now all I get is "Someone else is using the project". I can't seem to find a way around that one. Any suggestions?? I'm about ready to hyperventilate!! Will a new install fix it?? (with fingers crossed that it is just that simple...) Pam Wood Waugh
  21. I believe that I have an SQZ file that is corrupted, does anyone know if there is a tool to compare such files? Thank you.

    1. Jim Byram

      Jim Byram

      I have no idea how you posted this.

      Please post as a normal topic in the appropriate forum.

  22. Yes. However, you want to update to v8.08, the last version of TMG8. There was a very important database design change made in TMG v8.05 and you don't want to be running an earlier version. You can find the download link for the correct TMG v8.08 version here... http://www.rootsusers.org/install.html
  23. See my original post in this thread. <TMG v8.8 will run fine on the latest version of Windows 10> So yours will too as it is earlier. But I will let Jim answer.. This thread is about changing from Win 7. Kaye
  24. Thanks Jim Just one confirmation. Does this mean that I will not have any descendants vertical lines? I ran RTF reports but they still opened in Word 2010. They are in my output reports as RTF. I don't believe it is possible to get vertical lines in charts in RTF. Is this correct. The fact that they are opening in Word 2010 is the only reason I am getting lines. I just need to be sure on this point. Otherwise I will try and keep Word 2010 when I update. My tech will have to do this. regards
  25. Jim Byram, will TMG 8.04 run on WIN10? I too am finally being forced off of WIN7 and am moving over to WIN10. Hey, at least I'm getting a new PC out of it. (I guess that's good.) If TMG8.04 won't run on WIN10 do I have any recourse, or will I lose all of my data? SCARY THOUGHT!!!!!
  26. Sources Slow to Load

    I have 1605 at this point. (Sorry, just saw that you replied...) Pam
  27. If I understand you correctly, this problem never showed up on your computer with my database. If that is true, then we know that my project was not corrupted, and that my TMG installation was not corrupted (since it was a fresh install). Therefore, the problem must have been caused by some interaction between the OS (Windows 10 - latest update) and TMG. Running on my machine in administrator mode fixed the problem, a repair that seems to extend into running TMG in non-administrator mode. The missing files appear to have been created under administrator mode, with the proper permissions, and now are available during launch in regular user mode. When things didn't work so well, as TMG was launching, the sub-windows were blank as TMG was asking for the dbf files. As I ignored the requests for a file name, eventually a sub window would open, then the file requests would repeat. Then another sub-window would open, etc until all the sub-windows were open and TMG seemed to run normally. Accents appeared in all of those sub-windows. When I would go to another person in the details sub-window, the whole mess started over again until all the new sub-windows opened with accents showing. If I turned off accents, everything ran smoothly. All of this makes sense to me except how did my machine get confused about the permission issue in the first place. It seems to be related to the OS update. You seem confused about my use of accents. I set up accents to show all veterans in one color, all Mayflower passengers in another color, and another four colors for the four major lines comprising our families. This makes it much easier to see, in the details sub-window, children of a distant ancestor who contribute to a given line. I picked up that idea from Terry Reigel. At any rate, I feel comfortable with the idea that TMG is now 'fixed'. But I will be on the lookout for a similar problem after the next Windows 10 update. Again, thank you for your assistance in resolving this problem.
  28. Using the 'run as administrator' option to fix the issue suggests that this was a permissions issue. It does not occur on my system. I don't understand the last line of your accent since the accents only apply when a person is displayed. Project Explorer / Contains the Person. What's the need for this accent line? I also see that the Project Explorer is not linked to other windows and that means that you can't navigate between people using the Project Explorer. Your comments suggest that the accents are calculated when the project is opened rather than on the fly when a person is displayed. However, I see nothing related to accents in the open tables in the temp folder when your project with the accents is open and that suggests that the accents are calculated on the fly when the person is selected.
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