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From: "Kathy V" <>
Subject: Re: [FTM-HELP] FTM-HELP Digest, Vol 2, Issue 16
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 13:06:34 -0700
You mention backing up to a CD or DVD. I have FTM 16. I decided to
back them up to a 2GB flash drive. I went into backup and then
preferences and changed the backup directory to the flash drive.
I had no trouble backing up the 2 largest trees to the flash drive.
However, when I tried to back up the 3rd one, which is also the
smallest, I got the message "there is already data on the floppy
drive." And it wouldn't back up. The flash drive was only about 1/2
full so there was plenty of room.
Has anyone run into this before?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Courtney Tompkins
> Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 5:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [FTM-HELP] FTM problem - serious internal error & will notback-up
> There are 3 kinds of files in FTMaker
> 1. The one with the blue icon is you working family file - file name.FTW
> There are 2 red icon ones, with the "safe" added to the icon:
> 2. the regular red icon one, is the backup made when you close the file -
> 3. The red icon one that looks "more squished" - has more lines than the
> other one - is a backup you make by going to "file backup family file" -
> file name.FBC
> As you have discovered, #2 is often as damaged as the blue icon one, making
> it mostly useless in a case like this.
> If the message about "a serious internal error" returns when closing the
> file, as far as I can figure, it usually has to do with the backup file
> having a problem:
> Go to File, preferences
> Under the General Tab, uncheck "automatically Back up Family File"
> Close the program
> Go to where the auto backup file is at, and delete it.
> Now you have two choices:
> Turn the auto backup back on or not, your choice
> In either case, don't depend on that auto-backup. Instead, do "file, backup
> family file" frequently, and it's best to save them to another folder, or a
> CD or DVD, etc.
> You can also just do a "file, export family file, entire file" to another
> location on your computer - better to have too many backups than not enough.