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Restoring a Tree from a Backup File in Family Tree Maker 2017 for Mac

How do I restore a tree from a backup file in Family Tree Maker 2017 for Mac?

This article discusses the following:


Before restoring your tree

Before restoring your tree, please:

  • Disable any anti-virus software you may be using.
  • If your backup file is stored on a flash drive, CD, or other removable media, copy it to your Mac's hard disk before proceeding with the restoration process.


Restoring your tree

1. Open Family Tree Maker, click the File menu, and choose Restore.

2. In the Open window that appears, go to the location of your backup file, select it, and then click the Open button.

3. The Save dialog opens. Enter a name and choose a location for the restored tree file, and then click the Save button.

Your restored tree will be saved and opened.

 

Restoring a linked tree

1. Open Family Tree Maker, click the File menu, and choose Restore.

2. In the Open window that appears, go to the location of your backup file, select it, and then click the Open button. 

3. The Save dialog opens. Enter a name and choose a location for the restored tree file, and then click the Save button.

4. After your tree is restored, a new dialog opens. To link the restored tree to your Ancestry tree, make sure the Allow restored file to resume syncing checkbox is selected and click Restore.

5. Once your tree is re-linked, click the Ancestry icon in the upper-right corner of the application window and choose Sync Now from the pop-up menu to make sure your restored tree is in sync with your Ancestry tree.

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