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PAF

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:01 pm
by julieannbaker
I'm trying to move PAF files from another computer to mine so I can add it to Roots Magic and Family Search. We tried dropbox but that didn't work. Any suggestions please???

Re: PAF

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:10 pm
by russellhltn
USB Thumbdrive would be my first choice.

Re: PAF

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:04 am
by julieannbaker
No that didn't work, It just produced lots of data, names etc but not in the PAF format

Re: PAF

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:21 am
by russellhltn
You should just be able to copy the PAF files over directly and not try to export it. What version of PAF are we talking about?

Re: PAF

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:00 am
by julieannbaker
I don't know but will find out. As I said it's on another computer at another location. It's too late now to phone. I'll contact them tomorrow and get back to you. Thanks

Re: PAF

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:16 am
by julieannbaker
It's 5.2

Re: PAF

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:21 am
by russellhltn
OK, it should be straight forward. Make sure that PAF is not running, copy the *.PAF that PAF was using to the thumb drive. Take it to the new machine, run RootsMagic and do a Import.

Re: PAF

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:32 am
by julieannbaker
It worked. Thank you so much!!!!
My computer expert brother-in-law and nephew couldn't help me but you have.
So now I have 2 separate Roots Magic files. One for my husband and one for me. Is there a way of combining them? Or should I leave them separate?

Re: PAF

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:02 pm
by russellhltn
julieannbaker wrote:So now I have 2 separate Roots Magic files. One for my husband and one for me. Is there a way of combining them? Or should I leave them separate?

I'm sure there are pros and cons to both methods. I know RM can open both files at once.

I did find this YouTube video for RootMagic Version 4.

You might also wan to ask at the Roots Magic forum

Re: PAF

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:27 am
by adamr2
TO: russellhltn
(2018) Need advice on how to transfer about 50 names from my 7000 individuals PAF5 software Tree to a USB flashdrive/stick etc. Tried to print report and preview but only (1) multimedia item is shown per individual. Remaining multimedia don't appear. I would like for them to view their 50 named family members; they then would be able to edit; print etc after they downloaded to their own PC. I prefer them not being to access all of the remainder of my main relations. In addition I also would like for them to have the ability to access all of their multimedia documents and photos. Am Old Guy and totally not tech savy. :?

You can PM me if you like or email me at adamr1@mymts.net ....Located in Canada

Later you or someone else might tell me how to do the same thing with my entire (7000) individuals. Not sure if there's a flash drive large enough to accommodate.

Ron Adam