How to Use Tree Browser to Manage Your Trees

Here you will learn about how to Use Tree Browser to Manage Your Trees. If you need any help, you can call us at our FTM Support Number. Do you know that creating or generating an ancestral tree that illustrates the strong connection between your past and present family across many generations is simply a great adventure as well as a big necessity of one’s life?

Moreover, we understand that a manual attempt to create such a long branch-like list of genealogy is no child’s play. Therefore, you should know that the development and evolution of the Family Tree Maker have helped to spice up an adventurous motivation in order to put up a good family tree.

Use Tree Browser to Manage Your Trees

Now, for all the users of Family Tree Maker, you also need to know that creating your trees with all manner of inserted data and media files is just one thing; however, managing them consistently to ensure that they stay updated and unique is simply another. Therefore, remember that it is absolutely essential that you understand how to manage your trees in your Family Tree Maker software program.

In addition, there is also a great tool in the software which can help to make this ‘Management of Trees’ possible. This is call the ‘Tree Browser’. Although this may sound a little incompatible; how can a browser help in managing tree files? Sound this not be some file manage or something else right?

Well, the questions seem to be right until and unless you read this blog until the end. After which it will unveil the power of the ‘Tree Browser’ tool that is in ‘Managing Tree’ files within the Family Tree Maker program itself.

Nevertheless, you would be glad to know that we have provided you with an easy step-by-step guide mentioned below which will help you in utilizing the ‘Tree Browser’ in ‘Managing Tree’ files.

The following steps are to manage Trees:

Before we begin, you need to know that utilizing the Tree Browser Tool on your FTM is not as challenging as you think it is. So let us first give you a short brief on what the ‘Tree Browser Tool’ is capable of and what you can benefit from it;

  • Firstly, you can find, inspect, and manage every tree that you have with simplicity in a single location.
  • Then, you can also ensure that the misplace tree files are easily track down, no matter where they are hiding on the computer’s hard disk.
  • Besides, the ‘Tree Browser Tool’ also allows you to locate lost tree files, even if it is in the most inaccessible areas of your computer’s hard disc.

Keep in mind that applying the Tree Browser tool for managing trees is different for Windows and Mac

Windows or Mac devices;

  1. The first step is to access the Tree Browser tool by clicking on the ‘View’ icon or by clicking on the ‘Select Tree’ menu that pops up at the left corner of your main toolbar.

After doing so the ‘Tree Browser’ window will open up on your screen.

  1. Now, when you see the appearance of the Tree Browser, you will need to proceed to select the set of trees that you want to view right at the left side portion of the window. Then in the list provided, you will see the following items: Recent, All Trees, FTM Folder, Ancestry, and TreeVault, here every item has its own specific definition. Moreover, every tree that you need to open in the Family Tree Maker is designated as a ‘Recent’ item.

Further, you also need to know that every single tree file that is openable in your FTM they are specifically assigned to ‘All Trees.’ Hence such trees might be categorized into the following;

  • The ones that belong to the recent version of the Family Tree Maker
  • Those that are originated from the existing versions of the genealogy tool
  • And those that exist as backup files and then finally as GEDCOM.

Although the Family Tree Folder stores your trees in the FTM Folder, you should know that all your Ancestry trees are assign to Ancestry. The TreeVault assist in revealing where your Family Tree Maker original tree was create.

Going back to the stepwise process of managing trees using the Tree Browser, the next thing you would need to do is utilize the ‘Sort’ by and’ Show’ menus to streamline your search for specific trees. After that, you need to pick a tree from the catalogue to look at its details in the right place of the Tree Browser window.

Well, now the next process involves three options;

You can either open the tree select by clicking on the ‘Open’ button or open the folder where the select file is save in the ‘Finder’ (File Management Window). You need to click on the ‘Show in Finder’ (Open File Location) or you could erase the highlighted tree file from the computer by clicking on the ‘Delete’ button.

We hope that you find the above steps helpful and you now know how to manage your trees using the Tree Browser in Family Tree Maker. However, if you need any further clarification or you have some issues then you can always contact the highly skilled technical team directly. The techs will then surely provide you with the most effective solutions right away.

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