I've been using Family Tree Builder for a couple of years now. I have my Project files saved in a network location so that I can access them from other computers, and this has never been an issue.
Today, when I tried to create a new project, the software would not accept my file name, even though I'm using standard characters in the name, just as I did with my previous projects. I just keep getting the following message:
"An error occured while trying to create Geneology Project "TestFile". You may click 'Back' and try to create the project again, this time with a different name"
Has anyone else experienced this issue? Does anyone know the cause or have a fix?
Yes, I can create projects anywhere on my PC but not on the network. The work-around I'm using for this now is to initially create the project on my local drive and then move it to the network location manually. I am then able to work on the project from that location without any issues.
So, I can no longer access my site until I upgrade to premium. Why is this? You say it is free to use then you block me from updating it and accessing the program unless I upgrade to premium. Is this how it is? I must upgrade to continue to use it?
I have been building my Family on the free version of FTB. I would like to use the Virtual Keyboard to enter Polish letters. I cannot for the life of me find the Icon to activate, as mentioned in the Help PDF.
My Questions are;
- Should this be visible or is it a Premium feature.
- If it should be visible, why am I nopt seeing it. Is there somewhere somebody can direct me to trouble shoot this. using Windows Vista Home Premium.
When I look at my family tree on the net, my pointer is like a hand and I can move in the tree as I move the pointer/hand. Is there a possibility to have the same view on my PC? I find ït a little difficult to navigate in my tree. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks for wriring us. Currently the hand pointer is only available on our online family tree website. On our famly tree builder program, you will only see an arrow that will guide you through the tree as you mentioned. This would be a nifty feature to add on to the family tree builder. Thanks for your feedback. At this time you may move the generations lever above the tree to view more members at a time on your tree.
I am a member of several sites that I would like to download and merge into my family tree. Is it possible to download a family tgree that I am member of? The merging ting I know hoe to do. Do I have to aske the web manager to send me a GEDCOM file?
Is it possible to select several photos at once and somehow associate someone with them all in one hit ?
I've tried selecting several photos at once, then right clicking the person in the list and choosing Associate with Photo however this only associates them with the last photo that was chosen in the group.
With earlier versions of Family Tree Builder, I was publishing multiple Family tree sites with specific limbs of my Family tree of interest to other researchers without affecting my core Family interest. Since updagrading to Family Tree Builder 5.0, I can now only manage one Family Tree site from the single Family tree within Family Tree Builder 5.0.
i.e. I have a site ofor descendants of a certain family surname, and another site for descendants of a differnt arm of the family. These were managed by associating the tree with Advanced settings and only publishing descendants of one or two ancestors, then creating a second one for other ancestor descendants.
Does anyone know if this has been done on purpose by MyHeritage, or is maybe an oversight with the upgrade and a future enhancement will re-introduce the capability.
In FTB 6.0, we changed the publishing settings menu. Now you can publish each project to only one site at any given time.
This was done in part to support the new features that were added under the "Family Site" menu, but more importantly to support the two-way sync feature which will be released with FTB 7.0, later this year.
Two-way sync will allow you to edit your FTB tree online, from any computer, and then sync back the changes to FTB. You will also be able to invite other site members to edit the tree (but only if you want them to).
a sync feature is not possible if one project is connected to two sites, and this feature is the number one request from our users.
If you want to keep publishing different versions of the tree, i suggest the following method:
Each time you make changes to your project, save it, and then save it again using the Save As project, under a different name.
this will create another copy of your project, for which you can change the publishing request, and the advance publishing settings.
Alternatively, you can refrain from duplicating the project, and instead publish the same project twice - changing the publishing request after the first time and then publishing again.
I realize that this change makes the use of the program more cumbersome for you, but I hope version 7.0 will provide enough benefits to compensate for this drawback.
Thank you for writing in our forum.
First of all, I would like to clarify that the 'Records' button that you are refering to, is not related to Smart Matches. This is a new feature we have that allows you to see relevant records of that specific person on the thousands of collections of worldvitalrecords.com
If you would like to hide this button please follow this steps:
1. Go to the section Tools > Options.
2. Enter to General
3. Scroll down the list of options and make sure the last option: Automatic Record Search is set: NO
Hope this is useful. Please write to us for further questions, comments or suggestions.
the Myheritage.exe has been quarantined by my virus checker, it says the Threat is Gen:Variant.Spam.1 i program file c:\program files\myheritage\bin\MyHeritage.exe source: Real Time.
I disconnected from the internet and restored the file. I then uninstalled and cleared out the files.
I then reconnected and downloaded and reinstalled the software. I disconnected from the interenet and shut off my firewall. The software ran ok. I then restarted everything properly and bingo, it has been quarantined again.
Thank you both for reporting this. This is a serious issue and we are working right now to fix the problem. We will notify you immediately when we have a solution.
For your peace of mind Family Tree Builder does NOT contain any viruses. It is absolutely safe to install Family Tree Builder on your computer. Hundreds of thousands of people have done so and continue to do so.
As always, if you have questions or comments, feel free to write email@example.com.
If anyone reading this post continues to have problems a) make sure to update the definitions on your anti virus software, b) contact your anti virus vendor and let them know about the problem, most of the companies we contacted responded very quickly, c) write us to let us know so we can work to resolve the problem right away.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to write and help us resolve this issue so quickly.