I have a Broderbund Family tree maker installed on my 98SE PC, I wish to transfer it to my new XP PC. I have made a CD of the contents, but when I try to run it on the new PC, I get the message "FTW file not recognised". Is there any way of getting XP to recognise it, or do I have to do it with a serial file transfer cable? Is this likely to be more succesfull?
...because installed programs cannot be simply copied to another machine - there must be adjustments made to the XP machine's registry, this is done by the installer program while it copies the appropriate files to disk.
I have loaded the programme, but the PC will not accept the data from the CD; I get the message "The file you are trying to open is either write protected or not a valid FTM file. Change the attributes or use a different file". Not knowing what an attribute is makes this tricky, any help would be most appreciated.
go back to the 98pc and open one of the files in the prog. Save it to some device that will allow you to go to the other pc. Then open the prog in the new pc and see if it will load this one file. If this works then your original copy on your cd is damaged.
VoG; This only applies to XP, the old PC is 98SE. Paul; I can't put any info on a CD, 98SE won't let me, tells me I am not the owner! Same problem with XP, will not let me change attributes. (I am the administrator, at least on XP, I thought I was on (98SE!