How To Transfer FTM 2019 To A New Computer?

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A software program that facilitates the creation and management of your family tree data. Family Tree Maker 2019 is one of the many versions of FTM that makes it simple to move your family tree files between various computers and operating systems.

To move your FTM file from one machine to another or from one operating system to another, follow these instructions. The methods for moving from Windows to Mac and Mac to Windows are covered in this lesson, but you may apply the same techniques to go from Windows to Linux or any other combination of operating systems.

Move FTM 2019 To A New Computer

Have you purchased a new computer, or are you trying to install FTM 2019 on it but need help? Don’t worry; this post will walk you through the simple process of moving FTM 2019 to a new computer.

Initially, you would just copy, paste, and reorganise family tree files like you would any other document. If you do this, Family Tree Maker will only be able to view thumbnails of your photos and records and will not be able to link to your media items.

However, you will still be able to access your tree. Before moving your family tree to a new computer, you are advised to make a backup of it. To transfer the Family Tree Maker 2019 to a new computer, according to the instructions provided.

Export the Tree File FTM 2019

Start by launching Family Tree Maker 2019 on your laptop or PC.

  1. Clicking the file menu will allow you to select export from the toolbar.
  2. From the export file window, you can select a single file or the entire file.
  3. Decide on the format for the output.
  4. Once you choose the output format, do a once-over.
  5. Next, select where on your operating system or external hard disk you want to save the file.
  6. If desired, you can also modify the file name.
  7. To complete, click the Save button. 

Transfer FTM 2019 To A New Computer

The secret is to move your music, video, and picture files simultaneously with your family tree file. Please take note that Family Tree Maker 2017 and FTM 2019 are both covered by these instructions. The first thing to do is create a backup copy of your tree on your old computer.

  1. Verify that the tree you want to move is open on your previous computer before selecting File>Backup. The dialogue box labeled “Backup” opens.
  2. If you want to distinguish this backup file from your original tree, provide a new name for the tree in the Backup file name area. Now, you can choose to backup your file to a flash drive, CD, or DVD.
  3. Put a CD or DVD into the disc drive of your outdated computer or connect a flash drive to it.
  4. In the Backup location, click Removable Media and choose your flash drive, CD-ROM drive, or DVD drive from the drop-down menu.
  5. Check the box next to Include related media files. If you include images, videos, and music related to your tree, the package will consist of them.
  6. Click OK. A series of messages indicates the status of the backup procedure.
  7. When the backup is finished, insert your CD, DVD, or flash drive into your new computer. 

Restoring the New Tree Files

Your files have now been moved to the other machine, making Family Tree Maker 2019 storage much simpler for you.

To restore your Transfer FTM 2019 on a new computer, follow the instructions below.

  1. To begin with, you need to click the File menu and choose the Restore option.
  2. By clicking on Restore Windows, you can select the file.
  3. Next, locate the backup file’s location and double-click it to open it.
  4. After giving the recovered file a name, click Save. There will be a file restoration.

This is a simple method for moving FTM 2019 to multiple computers. But we are ready to assist you if you run into any problems or obstacles during the transfer. We offer Family Tree Maker 2019 software support. Receive your FTM 2019 transfer if you’d like. Next, you can give us a call at our toll-free number, +1-781-243-4296, or you can visit our website, Family Tree Makers Support.

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