Re: question re Personal Ancestral File
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It sounds very much like you imported a GEDCOM file of your database
that has been privatized. If you created a GEDCOM file as a backup
without carefully selecting all the right options and then imported it
you would create this situation. If you privatize a database the GEDCOM
module simply inserts LIVING for those persons without a death date and
does not include any information.
If you backed up your data using the Backup menu item PAF creates a file
<filname>.zip. This can be restored using the Restore menu item.
Restore will give you a list of zip files that have been created by the
Ri & Vicki Morgan wrote:
> I'm having a problem with PAF in that quite a large number of my individual--
> files are missing and in place of each missing name is the word LIVING, with
> no other information. Some members of a family will be shown and later
> members not shown, except for that word.
> Would it be that the computer needs more memory? Has the information been
> lost completely? How do I retrieve the information from the back up file if
> it is still there?
> The last time I had accessed the file, I was reminded to back-up the file.
> I did so, and now can't get the information on these individuals.
> I'm not particularly adept at figuring things out other than entering and
> accessing it in the normal way, and wonder if someone else has had the
> problem and how, or if, it can be resolved.
> This is particularly scary as much of the information that has disappeared
> would be difficult to replace to say the least.
> Any solutions would be much appreciated!!
> Thank you.
> Vicki Morgan @
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