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  2. backup error message

    Great. That suggests that some component was missing or not working correctly and the clean install fixed it.
  3. backup error message

    Jim, I just want to say Thank you. I was looking at the posts and saw one from 2014 titled final installer. It was for version 9.05 and you had written instructions for a clean install. Since I was using 9.04 I decided to download 9.05 and follow your instructions for a clean install. So far I have not gotten any of the error messages I was getting, TMG has backed up successfully and I have a Last Backup log. It may not last but for now it's working. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.
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  5. Children in Tag Box

    'Show children' is a display option for the Tag Box as opposed to being a filter selection. That's why the 'filtered' indicator didn't show.
  6. Children in Tag Box

    Thanks for letting me know, Muriel. That's one I've not seen before.
  7. Children in Tag Box

    Thanks, Terry, but I see no "Filtered"- red or otherwise. Oops- I just right clicked on a tag and a drop-down appeared containing "show children." A click on that restored the children! Hooray! I guess when things don't go right I need to be braver, but honestly, I'm too timid to do so! Thanks again, Muriel
  8. Children in Tag Box

    Muriel, I suspect you can also see a red Filtered at the top left of the Tag Box. If so, right-click on any Tag in the Tag Box, and about half way down click on the line Filter For... In the sub-menu that appears, click on the line that has the check mark in front of it.
  9. Up until a few days ago sons and/or daughters, when added to a parent's Person View always appeared, chronologically in the parents' tag boxes, as well as in the Children's window. Now they are only appearing in the Children's window.. I'm not conscious of doing anything to make this happen. How do I get them back to appearing in both places? Thank you- Muriel Parker
  10. backup error message

    Try backing up to the default TMG backup folder and do not include anything in the backup except the project files, accents and filters.
  11. backup error message

    Jim, I followed your suggestions and I don't get any of the error messages except the input file read failure when I do a backup. any other suggestions?
  12. backup error message

    Those are all permissions issues. You don't have permission to access your own Documents folder. <g> From File Explorer, right-click on the 'The Master Genealogist v9' folder in the Documents folder. Unselect the Read-only attribute. That alone might work. Also try this... Run TMG as administrator and try a backup. Right-click on the TMG shortcut and select 'Run as administrator.' Respond to the UAC prompt affirmatively. Open your project and try a backup.
  13. backup error message

    Thanks Jim. I reset my backup to the default backup folder on my main disk drive and tried again. It got all the way to the end and the same message appeared. Over the last 2 weeks I have gotten several error messages but I think they have resolved themselves. I have attached those error messages in case they are related.
  14. backup error message

    The usual solution is to backup to your main disk drive and to the default backup folder. The ancient .ZIP library is very fussy about where it will write the backup. You can always copy the backup, after making it, to another folder or drive if necessary. You should never back up directly to any folder used by a syncing utility such as One Drive or Dropbox or to a network location. It's also possible that some external application (anti-virus, anti-malware, syncing, backup) is interfering with the backup process. It is possible that this issue can't be resolved. That's very rare but has happened for a user or two. You can always make a manual backup by making a ZIP archive of the 48 project files (29 .DBF files, 1 .PJC file and 18 .FPT files) and naming it appropriately. That archive would also need to be restored manually by unzipping it into the folder where that project is stored.
  15. When I backup my data I get an error message about an input file read failure. I've attached a screenshot of the message. When I click on OK it tells me the backup file is complete and to check the lastbackup.log for missing exhibits but there is NO backup file and NO last backup log. How do I correct this?
  16. Thank you so much, Jim!
  17. Paula, The person and name tables had damaged headers. I fixed those and ran the maintenance routines to clean up the project. Jim
  18. I just sent it, thank you.
  19. If the backup is too large to email, you'll need to upload the project so that I can download it. A 5Mb .ZIP file shouldn't be an issue. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram
  20. I do start with the Welcome screen - learned that one the hard way many years ago. It finally got out of repair mode after several restarts and reboots (which were probably unnecessary). I do understand my project is probably damaged - the power went out exactly as I pressed F9 so things were being written (in my rudimentary understanding of these things). I would be most appreciative if you would have a look, it's about 5,051kb zipped. Thank you.
  21. You normally exit repair mode by exiting TMG and restarting. If you start TMG showing the Welcome screen (as you should be doing), you can exit without opening any project. You understand that your project actually might be damaged? I can examine your project if you wish.
  22. The power went out at exactly the moment I hit f9 and I can't open my main file - if I try to open it without closing the sample file it says "an error happened when opening the data tables" and if I try with the sample file closed it says "The project is in use elsewhere." In addition, TMG is running in repair mode even after opening uncorrupted files and rebooting my computer. There are no CDX files for my crashed project. I've emptied my temp files. Is there anything else I can do?
  23. Source Listing Printed

    Jim, Thanks. Your response should provide what I need. Issue RESOLVED. I'm continuing to experiment.
  24. Source Listing Printed

    Use the List of Sources. General tab / List Type / select Columnar Sort By tab / select Source ID# Output Columns / select the columns and sort in your preferred orders It could be that the Sort By tab choice has no effect when columnar output is selected. You'll need to experiment.
  25. In my Current Project, how can I print a listing of Sources? I would prefer to Sort these Sources by Source #; then, print a listing with headings Abbreviation, Source #, Surety and Cited. Help would be appreciated.
  26. Date format problem

    Thank you all for some great information to look at for ways to best solve my problem.
  27. Date format problem

    Hi, I don't think any of the few remaining bugs I have identified in TMG apply here. Perhaps the detailed descriptions in my on-line book of how TMG deals with dates might help your understanding: https://www.mjh-nm.net/DATENTRY.HTML#Dates That section also mentions that if the complete date entry is all numbers and the day is not greater than 12 (such as your example above), TMG must guess which is the day and which the month. TMG does this based on your global Preference setting for the Date Format in “Program Options / General”. To emphasize what Jim said, no matter which format was used to enter dates if it is not irregular they will be displayed using this Preferences selected Date Format. Further, regardless of this Preferences selection they will be printed in Narrative report based on the date option chosen for the report in the Dates Options tab (if there are options). That is possible because TMG converts the entry and stores all dates in a fixed internal structure. Then regardless of how the date was entered TMG can (re)convert to any display or report format specified for output from that fixed internal structure: https://www.mjh-nm.net/DATENTRY.HTML#DateInternals Also in that same chapter there is a more full description of "Old Style" dates, and how TMG handles them, which are the type of dates you mention. https://www.mjh-nm.net/DATENTRY.HTML#DateOldStyle Hope this helps in your understanding of TMG dates. If not feel free to ask questions. Michael
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