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Offline timler63

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Opening a FTM 2005 .FTW Tree File
« on: November 25, 2019, 22:05:53 »
I have a .FTW file of my family tree from 2005.  I do not have FTM and I am desperately trying to open and view this file.  Can it be done in Ancestris and if so, how??

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Re : Opening a FTM 2005 .FTW Tree File
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 00:02:54 »
Hi,

I don't know the FTW format.

If it's text, we can try to create an import.
If it's binary, no chance.

Ancestris is able to read GEDCOM files or Geneweb files (the two are texts files).

Zurga

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Re: Opening a FTM 2005 .FTW Tree File
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 07:54:54 »
I have a .FTW file of my family tree from 2005.  I do not have FTM and I am desperately trying to open and view this file.  Can it be done in Ancestris and if so, how??
Looking at this http://dotwhat.net/file/extension/ftw/3482 it seems as though it's not a gedcom file... have you tried opening it in a text editor to see if it's at least a plain text format? According to that link there are (or at least were) programs that could do this for you (for a price!).http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php)

If it's a binary or proprietary format I would suggest finding someone with FTM who could open it for you and then export a gedcom. I'm sure you'll find someone easily if you ask on Rootschat (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php, ask in the 'technical help' section) - there are usually about a thousand people online at any one time and the community is very helpful.

Good luck!

Paul