I had previously downloaded FTB 7...However I uninstalled it. Completely. Now when I go to download it and then install, it says that it has detected a previous version. There is no signs of a previous version. Then when I go to install, it stalls at viewer.exe and won't go any further. Any suggestions on how to correct this problem?
I usually have FTP running in the background while I on WEB-site working with SM. Sudenly I notice that my computers fan start to work and I go in to Task Manager to look for activity. It is the FTB that have high activity and dont reply on commands even though I have not done anything in the program. The only thing I can do is to force FTB to quit with Task Manager.
I have 12 different family data bases on FTB - NOT online version - and I was thinking of building a composite tree from these databases. Some names are common to more than family. I take it this can easily be done, but I realise there will be LOTS of duplicates in doing this. Would I be right in saying that I make GEDCOM files from each family, then import them into a Composite database.
I was then going to export the Composite database to Excel and remove all the duplicates - and maybe triplicates! - then export the edited file back to FTB. Is this the right way to do it? How will the ID numbers be affected? Could I assign new ID's in the Excel file?
I will be using V18.104.22.16834. I DO NOT WANT TO USE V7!
I have experimented with this, but it seems like it maybe a bigger project than I anticipated! I created a new project, then added 8 GEDCOMs to the created file which gave me a total of 11793 people! A fair chunk of these were duplicated and even triplicated! So I deleted the file and started again, and intended to add 1 GEDCOM at a time and delete the duplicates. As explained in my previous post, a lot of names are common to each of the GEDCOMs. After all the files from the 1st GEDCOM were added, I checked for the duplicates which were all from that particular GEDCOM which did not surprise me.
I then exported to Excel. There were about 2500 names and numbers 2305 - 2500 were the duplicates, so I deleted them from the Excel file, which left 2304 names, saved it for import, then went to FTB and imported back from Excel the 2304 names, AND WHAT HAPPENS!!! the duplicated files are still there!!!!!. There should have been LESS names there!
Did I do something wrong in the export/import? Is there a certain way the Excel file should be imported? Could someone from MH please help me ASAP!!!
Something else I noticed was that the GEDCOM did NOT link back to the home person.
There are many complaints on the forum that FTB7 doesn't install properly and that functionality such as notes and smart matching is missing. I was having the same problem and the MyHeritage team seems unable to just give the necessary simple information to assist.
The solution is quite simple.
1. Download FTB7 Build 7108 from the MyHeritage website.
2. Turn off your antivirus and firewall temporarily.
3. Install the downloaded FTB image. It should run to completion. (I have Windows 7)
4. Turn you antivirus etc back on.
5. Run FTB7 - it should be fully functional.
Those of us that had incomplete installations will have had a FTB7 that works but which was missing the plug-ins for Notes and that displayed the hyperlinks for smart matches and record matches. I found these have all come back once FTB7 installed properly.
I hope this helps most of those that were having difficulty.
I'm asking for help or suggestions on what to do with messed up IDs.
For some reason my Grandparents ID numbers are 8 (born in 1920) and 9 (born in 1924). My number 4, David, isn't a grandparent at all, he was born in 1812. Number 5 is the mother of number 4, she isn't a grandparent either. My number 6 and 7 are at least married to each other but they are 8 generations back, but again, no a grandparents. I have no idea how this happened.
1. How important are the id numbers and will this mess calculating something?
2. Would I be assuming correctly that the id numbers still aren't fixable where I could assign them the correct numbers?
3. Can I export my tree to Excel, fix the numbering in there, upload my excel file into Family Tree Builder and re-input all photos, attachements etc?
4. Is this problem fixable, or do I have to re-input all 2,891 people/1,101 families into a new tree, photos, attachments, citations etc? Or is there a different program I should be using to fix all of my issues.
The ID numbers have no effect on your family tree. They are assigned to persons in the order they are added to the tree. Also, if you delete a person on your tree and reinput them, they are given the next number available. I know it's irritating, but these numbers are permanent and cannot be changed. We've all asked about this at one time or another over the past few years. I wish MH would correct this problem, but there are so many other problems more important, especially in the new version "#7", that I fear this one may never be corrected. Happy hunting! Charles
Actually I found unique and permanent ID numbers very useful in a case when I keep an excel database of all people in my tree with some additional data which cannot be exported from the FTB. In such case people could be referenced by those ID numbers and database could be updated periodically from the FTB exports. Otherwise I could not keep any additional data in my excel file other then exported from the FTB. Example of additional column I have in the excel database: "Do I have a copy of person's obituary?" - "Yes" or "No". Then I can easily filter out data based on any condition using excel functionality.
I hope MH never change their approach to keep ID numbers permanent!
I know. I've thought of it too, but still haven't found a better program. So far, the only problems I've had is the loss of all my Smart Matches that I had confirmed for nearly three years. They just dissappeared, and an irritating pop-up I get on my desktop about a corrupted picture that could not be sinced. I've deleted all copies of the picture, but I guess I'll continue getting the pop-up everytime I log out of MH, FOREVER! Anyway, have a great day!
Hi I'm new to My Heritage. I have the free version. I want to print out my family tree in chart format but... I want to print it out in pages not as a chart. I printed the "book" and I don't like it at all. Can anoy one help. Or is there a different software I can use. I want each family to have a page in a book I'm doing but I want it to look like the chart. Hope I explained this well enough lol Thanks Stacy
Who gave you the authority to alter my IE Home Page? I certainly never did. Please ensure any future upgrades to this software DOES NOT alter my own, personal settings. If you do I shall see what recourse I have in law to stop you from doing that OR I shall invoice you everytime it occurs for my time in setting it back to WHAT I WANT.
Thanks for your reponses. However the changes you have both suggetsed should NOT have to be done. A piece of software that is supposedly reputable SHOULD NOT just go and alter settings you have made to your system. After all it is what I want on my system that is important and NOT the software supplier.
Reputable software companies today ASK if you wish to have changes made to reflect their softwares' dominance on your system. Heavens, even Microsoft today ask you what you would like!
I am just so fed up with software companies taking the P^^S so MyHeritage, get your act together and STOP with your arrogance. At least ASK if I want my HomePage altered!
Thanks for your comments and support Rex. I know it is a small thing but how I wish to work and operate is up to me and NOT software companies that, as you say, wish to be the centre of the universe. Are you listening MyHeritage? I know you cannot get your SuperSearch working properly but maybe, just maybe, you can stop this hijacking.
I tried to install FTB7 after the notes function in the version I had been using suddenly disappeared. Although I can download the FTB7 software, I can't get it to install properly. It keeps stalling, normally at Viewer.exe.
Any suggestions on how I can get a functioning version of FTB? I currently have no workable version (I foolishly deleted the previous version, thinking it was somehow blocking the installation of the newer version).
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