Hi everyone. I have been entering my family information locally on my hard drive using Family Tree Builder. Unfortunately my mother board has failed and I have purchased a new PC. I am using my old hard drive (the one which contains my old program files) as a backup data drive in my new PC.
My question: Can I import my data from my old hard drive into a new installation of Family Tree Builder on my new PC? If so, where is the data file and how can I do this?
On your "old" HD you have a library called MyHeritage Data. Find that library and copy/move it to the NEW HD (copy it first so you till have it as a backup).
Start your FTB, pick "Tools" - "Options" - "General" in the menu, in the column "value" write the path to where you copied the MyHeritage Data library. If you click on the row "Projects direcotry" you will see some ... to the right, click on them and the Microsoft File Explorer will open, use it to find your NEW library, cklick on it and it will automatically be written in the "value" column.
I just downloaded the My Family Tree program and the problem is this: It doesn't allow me to build an individual family tree, or, at least I haven't yet figure out how to do it. I would like to build a tree where there is only me at the bottom and then my parents and my parent's parents etc. above. Now the program forces someone to be with me at the bottom of the tree, for example my wife. So i would like to start building a tree just like in this video: http://vimeo.com/95128706 . Tree which only start from me.
And yeah, English is not my first language so there's no point reminding me that my grammar isn't perfect^^
To help you resolve this problem with the notes section I would like for you to use the following link I have provided for you. This will allow you to upgrade your current version of the Family Tree Builder Software. You will need to click on the link and then the download option. Once the file has downloaded you will also need to click on this in order to activate the installation.
This will not loose you any information as this will simply overwrite the current version you have to the latest version of the software.
MyHeritage starts, displays an error "Cannot create folder: \psfHomeDocumentsMyHeritage" and then closes.
I want to evaluate the Windows version (inside parallels) so that my Mother can install it on her Windows XP machine. I can create the folder "\psfHomeDocumentsMyHeritage" and navigate to it through Windows Explorer but MyHeritage still fails. I can't see any registry keys that look like they contain a path I can change.
The MyHeritage install .exe was in the C: drive and it installed into the C: drive, but is trying to store to the shared parallels folder.
I will try this next: http://kb.parallels.com/en/6885 but any other ideas welcome. Thanks.
We recently released a version of Family Tree Builder 7 for Apple's Mac OS X.
MyHeritage Family Tree Builder for Mac is adapted from the Windows version and can run directly on Mac OS X without requiring Windows Operating System.
This version of Family Tree Builder was developed in order to meet the increasing demand for a Mac Version of Family Tree Builder. It is based on the most current version 7 of the Family Tree Builder.
While we are working on a native, modern Mac application for the Family Tree Builder, this adapted version gives our users the option to start working on a Mac today.
Mac OS X versions that are supported:
Family Tree Builder for Mac currently runs on OS X starting from version 'Snow Leopard' up to 'Yosemite' (10.6 up to 10.10).
Features not available in this version:
Most Family Tree Builder features run perfectly on a Mac. However, there are a few features that are not compatible and are not available.
These features include:
We don’t support the following languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, Farsi and Korean. Notice that this is relevant only for the display language. We do support these languages for data entry.
Click here to download and install the Family Tree Builder for Mac.
I started creating a family tree a few years ago using Family Tree Builder and published it online. The last time I made any alterations to it was in 2011 but since then I have replaced my computer and have had to download and re-install Family Tree Builder. How can I download or copy the online version of my family tree back to the Family Tree Builder software on my PC so that I can continue developing the site?
Hi, I'm new to using Family Tree Builder and I had a question about how to add illegitimate children. In both cases the names of the fathers are known but when I add them as the children's father it automatically adds the mother as the father's spouse. How do I add two parents to a child but show that they were never married?
edit the relationship STATUS of the parents from DEFAU:LT= Married-- change to Partners or OTHER -- there are options from which you can select!
Thanks, I did change him to other but the man is still showing up as a relation through marriage to others in the family tree (e.g. my cousin's father is showing as my uncle despite not having married my aunt).
Since uploaded images are not working I dont know if this is the case: FTB handle dates in just a few formats.
One format that allways works is I.E. "3 apr 1900". If I would use the modern swedish format for that: 1900-04-03 it can interpit that but would switch the day and month (will work for days after the 12th) and I cant display it in that format either. If you use any other format than the "official" I think you will get the ? and the calculations/controls will fail.
If you try to export data from FTB to excel it is not possible to handle early dates (-1900) in Excel so for that reason the format YYYY-MM-DD would be best to make it sortable as text.