I need help updating the advice about solving the GOTERM variable problem for TMG v8 and Win7.
I'm running TMG 8 under VmWare Fusion (v3.1.3 if it matters) on a Mac. I recently upgraded to Win7, and I get the 3 error messages, "Variable [or Object] 'GOTERM' is not found'" as described in this thread. However, the solution given isn't working for me.
The advice under Help in "Customizing Data File Storage" says I want:
Windows 7 and Windows Vista
C:\ProgramData\The Master Genealogist v8 (Shared Program Data Files)
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v8 (User Program Data Files)
C:\Users\username\Documents\The Master Genealogist v8 (User Data Files)
First, my TMG program is in C:\Program Files (x86)\TMG v8 . There is NO folder C:\ProgramData at all. There is a Libraries folder that has a Documents subfolder, and under that Documents and Public Documents folders. Other programs that I've installed for all users have put some things in Public Documents, which resolves to C:\Users\Public\Documents--is that what I should use for the shared program data files (that is, C:\Users\Public\Documents\TMG v8)?
Second, my user data files are in Z:\Genealogy\TMG v8 , a folder on the Mac file system that is mounted on the PC side under VMWare. The path is \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\Genealogy\TMG v8. TMG v8 works fine getting and putting data to either of these synonymous paths.
Since upgrading to Win7, I can no longer start TMG v8 and have Open Last Project active--I have to select the location each time, and I get 3 GOTERM errors each time I start TMG. Once I get past the errors and get TMG running, everything works normally.
According to the advice in the help file, I didn't need to customize the shared program data location, so I placed a Data_paths.txt in C:\Program Files (x86)\TMG v8 that contains:
UserProgramData=\\vmware-host\Shared Folders\Genealogy\TMG v8
UserData=\\vmware-host\Shared Folders\Genealogy\TMG v8
I placed the same file in \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\Documents\TMG v8, which is where my Libraries\Documents\Documents\TMG v8 folder points to.
I repeat, \\vmware-host\Shared Folders is mounted on Z: , and in every case I've tried, they are equivalent.
I'm not new to PC stuff but I'm new to Win7. Can someone provide some updated advice, please?
In the course of the previous discussion, Jim Byram asked,
"What is the environment on your desktop?
Also, check the paths in Preferences on your desktop."
Does this mean PC or Mac side, and how do you do that on Win7 if you meant on the PC side?
Thanks very much,