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insanity after converting PAF 4 file to PAF 5
Posted by: Charla Gatz Johnston Date: March 04, 2002 at 11:35:52
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I am about to rip my hair out because in converting my most important and extensive file from PAF 4 to PAF 5, I have lost hundreds of my ancestors and their associated data.

It all started when I got a new computer. I saved all my PAF files to disk so I could use them on my new computer. Then I downloaded PAF 5 and converted my file. Afterward, the program asked me if I wanted to save and I did and that's where I made my STUPID mistake -- I didn't think to change the location to my hard drive and the new file was saved over my old one on my disk. And that was my only copy of the file.

The problem is that I started out with 1,390 people and now have just 275. Under "Properties," it says I have 1,389 people, but I can't get to them.

I found a weird glitch where one person's ancestors all have the same name he does. His mother, his father and all the ancestors after him all have his name. I called up a list of unlinked individuals, in hopes that my lost people were just unlinked, but alas, no such luck.

Has anyone else experienced a problem like this? Help!

Charla


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