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Re: problems transferring to iMac System 9.1
Posted by: Maggie Kitts Date: August 14, 2001 at 16:34:11
In Reply to: problems transferring to iMac System 9.1 by Joe Hunter of 11492

Joe Hunter,

I rather doubt there is any hope for your problem. However, I have never used a Mac.

UFT v.1 was the only version ever prepared for the Mac systems. The series of companies that bought out the program in turn, never offered any upgrades or improvements to that program.

The company carried the Windows versions up to UFT 3.1. Over a year ago the last company announced they would abandon even the last (3.1) version for Windows.

Furthermore, the company recently announced they will not continue any future support even for the 3.1 version for Windows.

1. Do you have a printout of all the data in your Mac v. 1? If so, select a new genealogy program for the Mac. Check it out very carefully before buying. Consider re-entering your work from your printouts or other files.

2. Find out if the new program accepts GEDCOM. In the Windows world, some data is not transferred using a GEDCOM. The same is very likely to be true with a Mac GEDCOM.

3. Assuming you backed up your data . . .
rent or borrow a computer with the same operating system you previously had. Reinstall the program and data.

4. Study your UFT v.1 manual for directions on how to create a GEDCOM.

Decide how you can transfer your data to a new program for Mac and enter in the data that won't transfer with the GEDCOM. Perhaps
it is better to enter all data anew into the new program.

Again, I have never used a Mac. Try to think through how to recover and transfer to a new program. DO read your manual before you do something that might destroy what you have.

If you are very lucky, someone who uses a Mac will see your posting and know how to help you.

In any event, I sympathize with you.

Maggie Kitts


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