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I'm new to this board, so if I have posted to the wrong area, or if the subject has already been addressed previously my apologies for posting in ignorance.
My problem is this: I saved a family tree as an .FBC file about a 2 years ago with FTM 7.0. I attempted to restore the file today, with FTM 7.0, but cannot. FTM lists the file as an .FBC but when I attempt to restore it I get this msg: ...Not a Family Tree back up file. Try another file." Any suggestions on how I might get this file open?
I've looked into the file, but since it's compressed any data is unreadable. Any way I can uncompress or convert the file to a readable format?
Thank you for any help,
Margaret in Burton
Welcome to Family Tree Forum.
I don't know the answer to your problem but did google .fbc file.
Found this http://filext.com/file-extension/FBC (http://filext.com/file-extension/FBC)
There is probably more on this if you look more on Google.
First of all welcome Family Tree Forum. I have moved your thread over to the Software section where it is more suited!
Have a look at the following link on the Family Tree Maker online Help Centre to see if it answers your question - if not come back and shout!
Answer (http://pastftm.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/pastftm.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1431&p_created=1066940743&p_sid=CW3Do-Ui&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX 3Jvd19jbnQ9MzQyJnBfcHJvZHM9MCZwX2NhdHM9MCZwX3B2PSZ wX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PWNvbXByZXNzZ WQgZmlsZQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1)
Margaret in Burton
Or this maybe
FBC FILE (http://genforum.genealogy.com/canada/messages/67377.html)
One thing that I think you will need to do is to make sure that the file is on your computer, rather than on a CD/pen drive. FTM will not open a file from an external source.
I impressed at the almost immediate response to my query. Thank you all.
Elaine, thank you for directing me to Help Centre. I'll be giving their recommended File Fixer a shot next.
Well I've tried a number of "fixes" using the suggestions from the Help Centre but FTM still insists that my FBC file is not a back up file. I guess my next step will be to try and find someone locally who has a later version of FTM and see if it will recognize it.
Thanks for the help,
Bill, I have sent you a personal message.
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