Message from discussion FTM gedcom file not opening
From: "David E. Oakley" <david.oak...@lmco.com>
Subject: Re: FTM gedcom file not opening
Organization: Lockheed Martin Corporation
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Linda Ray wrote:
> I'm having trouble that I hope someone can help me with. I have FTM
> version 5.0 and a cousin of mine is trying to send me .ged file but he
> has version 6.0. Every time I try to save to disk or open the file, it
> tells me it has an invalid file name or I have a file by that name
> (which I don't) and to close it and reopen, which doesn't work.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for us?
I had problems the first time that I tried opening a .ged file with FTM. I
never did figure out what I was doing wrong. I now copy the file to a temp
directory, select the file in file open, accept all of the defaults, skip
all of the error messages, it works every time. I hope that this helps.