i have been sent a disc that has been copyied from another member of my family about thier family tree but i can not open it.. my computer does not know how to open gedcom files.i was wondering if anyone had any advice as to how or where i could download a programme that would open this disc. thxs
What is the file extension name of the file? is it .ged or .txt?
If the gedcom is in .txt format you will have to change the file extension name.
If this is the case and you need help changing the extension, just let me know and I can walk you through it.
If the file is indeed a .ged file, can you tell me which family tree software it was created in, how you try to open (double click on the file, use the import gedcom feature) and what, if any, error messages you receive when trying to open the file.
thx you for your patients. the information i get when i put disc into my comp says the following...tree.ged 000... and when i put my mouse over it it says....type:FBCfile.. date modified:26/07/2008 18.04..size105KB...... when i click on it my own family tree builder pops open and i then go to open click browze and click my local disc drive nothing happens.. i know its something simple but for the life of me i cant figure it out . daniel
Patience is not an issue here. It's my pleasure to help you!
This is what I found about FBC files: http://www.ancestry.com/share/awt/ftwftm.htm
Maybe you can ask the person that sent you the file to convert the FBC file to a gedcom and then send it back to you? Or maybe you already have Family Tree Maker and can follow the steps listed on the URL above to convert the FBC file to a regular gedcom?