Question about Broderbund Family Tree Maker 11 (382648) for PC
I just bought a new Gateway Windows Vista. I need to transfer my Version 6 Tree maker from my Old 1997 Packard Bell Computer to the new one. Ancestry tells me Version 6 is not compatable with Windows vista. I have 9,400 entries in my Version 6. I really like the program I upgraded to the 6 from a 5, it was just an upgrade at that time. What shall I do.
Madelyn Selover Evans
Hi madelyn evan,
Version 6 Family Tree Maker is designed to be used with Windows 95 / 98 , therefore in order to use it in Vista you must run your program using Compatinity Mode --> Install your software--> Go to your Desktop --> Right click on the program icon--> properties-->Compatibility--> select one of the versions above
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Posted on Nov 14, 2008
I have been using FTM vs. 6 for years.......and I prefer to continue with it.
I have windows XP and got some viruses. Those problems have been reconciled and I'm using Kaspersky now.
I have over 65,000 people and related information I have been gathering for the last 30 years.
Now my program accepts new persons; but quits when I try to edit their notes; and sometimes old persons when I try to add new notes.
Can you please help me with this?
Lynn W. Melberg, Ed. D.
Posted on Jul 27, 2011
I am using an older version of Family Tree maker version 9. I was terrified to think I was going to have to try and transfer my 15K names and data to a new program in order to make it work with my new computer running Win7. I backed up my FTM data from old computer to an external hard drive. I could use the program fine from the external drive.
I tried to copy it over to my new C drive and it would not work.
Confusing to say the least. It works fine on the computer frunning Win7 if I run it from the external drive.
****** NOW I have the computer running FTM on my C drive and saving to my C drive with Win7*****
If I open the FTM program itself - and click on Help there is a System information tab.
If I click that it shows all kinds of info program version, physical memory,
program directory as C:\FTW
save directory as J:\FTW ( which is my external)
save free space
temp free space
Video driver name
Video driver esc
There is a window Run with a drop down that has
(if I open FTM ini -- I see the following)
BrowserPath=C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
File4=C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\EDWARDS norma kite.FTW
4=M&y Home Page...'http://www.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/ftwmenu.cgi?f=home
12=V&isit Virtual Cemetery...'http://www.genealogy.com/vcem_welcome.html'4
So what I did do was change
I changed it to read
(the file name is whatever you data is )
I also changed the
Saved it on my external drive with those changes and then copied the file over to my C drive.
Once I knew it was on my C drive, I turned off the external hard drive to make sure that there was no access.
From my computer hard drive C - I opened FTW program and made sure that the settings were changed as above.
I have now pinned the program to my taskbar and put a shortcut onto my desktop and I am running just fine.
I have found no data loss and all functions are running just fine.
I only have made this work with my version 9 as that is the last update I had. I am thrilled to make it work on Win7 without having to purchase a new program just because of Win7.
Posted on Oct 09, 2010
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