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From: DBaker3381 <>
Subject: Re: [BlackSheep-L] Generations vs FTM
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 13:05:33 EST
In a message dated 98-02-28 09:27:06 EST, writes:
Have you tried to have someone else with FOW 6.0 open your back-up?
Have you recently put any Norton programs into your computer? I understand
there is a glitch in the latest upgraded products that contain a file called
DCOM95 which is a 32 bit program file put out by microsoft and used to make
programs "Compatable" with each other, unfortunately it corrupts several
programs when it overwrites the previous version. This hapened to me.
I quit using all Norton products before even ordering Version 6. I had a
problem with my computer being infected by a virus that I felt Norton should
have caught. At that time, I uninstalled all Norton products. The Utility
programs I have are PC Medic by McAfee and a trial version of Nuts and Bolts,
which in my estimation is not as good as McAfee. I am using McAfee Anti-Virus
and Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus. Nothing Norton.
There is no one in my immediate area who has Family Origins Version 6 that I
am aware of.
There was no intent to start any flame war. However, I had plainly stated
that I had used Family Origins for many years. I came to rely on Family
Origins; even converted other family researchers over to the use of Family
Origins through my recommendations. I was extremely happy with the program up
until Ver 6.0. I would be very interested to find that Family Origins has
found a fix. However, since Parson's has been taken over by Broderbund, I do
not expect the same high quality from Parsons that I have come to expect.
I am sorry, I have no love for Broderbund products, especially FTM. I know
many people have come to rely on FTM but I tried it for some months and found
it to be very clumsy and not very user friendly. Maybe if I had started out
with FTM, or had a complicated program before trying FTM, I would have liked
it as well as many. However, I have known people who lost their entire
database in FTM when trying to import a gedcom.
The matter still remains, where many programs have the capability to accept
scanned photos, I have yet to find a program that accepts scanned documents.
This is the feature I am looking for when I choose a new genealogy program.
As I stated, through no help from Parsons Technologies, I have managed to get
Family Origins Functional. I also have the PAF backup. The backbone of my
database has been salvaged, only the last input was lost -- many hours of hard
work. I do have the hard copy of that input.
My main objective was to warn all on the list not to rely only on backups of
their software program, and not to rely on the program alone to maintain files
without backups. I had hoped that others learned from my loss to always,
after every session to convert their data to gedcom so that they would not
suffer the kind of loss that I suffered.
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