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Re: migrating from FTM v8 to 2012
Posted by: H R Worthington (ID *****9660) Date: March 01, 2012 at 22:35:12
In Reply to: migrating from FTM v8 to 2012 by Steve Thompson of 21727


You will need to COPY any FTW file from the Old Computer and PASTE them into the My Documents/Family Tree Maker folder on the New PC. You should create that Folder. Then you install FTM2012 and it will find the FTW file(s) and open it / them and create NEW FTM files. If there are any Scrapbook items (pictures) in the Version 8 file, they will be extracted and put into a < filename > Media folder under the Family Tree Maker folder.

FTW Version 8 uses FTW as the file extension
FTM2012 uses FTM

FTM2012 will find and open any existing FTW or FTM files, which is why I suggested you create that folder, Paste the file(s), and then Install.

Hope that helps,


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