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From: Phil Warn <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Importing .ged to GB
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 17:06:37 +0100
At the risk of granny egg sucking teaching, a
GEDCOM file is merely a text file, but in a "special" form.
The worst that *should* happen is that if the
file itself has been corrupted, you may get a whole series of error messages.
Assuming that it has a valid HEADER record and a
valid TRAILER record, and that the levels (*1),
"2), etc are valid, any family history program
should at least plough trough the GEDCOM input file and produce some results.
At the worst, you should end up with a blank GENBOX file.
At least, all will be well.
It is beginning to look as if the actual program
or its attendant files are not validly set up.
I would be very tempted to re-install GENBOX to rule out corruption, there.
What you are seeing suggests to me a corrupt
program file, corrupt, .DLL files or corrupt steering type files.
Have you EVER successfully input any GEDCOM file into Genbox?
if you were to right click on the file name of
the GEDCOM file in a Windows Explorer run, and
tell Windows to open it with Word pad, then you
can browse through it as a text file, actually what it is.
It the header, the level info and the trailer do
not look right, then it is corrupt.
However, I suspect program corruption.
A very simple test, might be to create an empty new Genbox file and save it.
then export it to, save.GED, as a GEDCOM file, and see if that works.
Then create another dummy genbox file and input
that "empty" GEDCOM file into it.
If that works, you can probably rule out program corruption.
If, however, it chokes on any part of that, then
re-installl Genbox, immediately, if not sooner!
I hope that works.
I am happy for you to send me the GEDCOM file to
mke as an attachment for me to test it for you.
Rule out program corruption, first, though, please
Hoped that helps
At 16:44 18/04/2008, cuddlybear wrote:
>Further info. After not responding the next try
>to load produces an error "Unable to create log
>file" and "Initialisation failed (9)"
Phil Warn ô¿ô
Genealogists do it backwards
Family Historians take all steps
"The Warn family in Tetbury from 1722"
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