Posted By:Gary Rea
Subject:Re: Problem solved! Thanks Alfred!
Post Date:November 18, 1999 at 18:11:05
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Forum:Personal Ancestral File Forum
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Sorry, Dan. Here's Alfred's post, verbatim:

Go to the File menu, click "NEW" and create a new database. Import your previous backup into it.
I think when you loaded PAF 4.0.2 it automatically loaded your database, then you, not knowing it was already there, imported your backup. This is how you have duplicates of everyone.
You might be able to use 'Tools', 'Merge Duplicate Sources and Citations' to make some headway, but it could be easier to start over.

This was in response to another person's question about how to avoid getting duplicate ancestors. I was having the same problem, and found Alfred's post.