How to Install Family Tree Maker 2017 – Quick Guide

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Here in this blog you will learn how to install Family tree maker 2017. The earlier version of Family Tree Maker does not support ancestry. The features that connect Family Tree Maker to Ancestry is available in in family tree maker 2017 not with an older version. The features include syncing, hints, search and merge options.

are you using an older version? Now you can upgrade your software without any hassles. You can get discount since you were using an older version. The actual price for the upgrade is $79.99 USD. however, if you are on the mailing list with Family Tree Maker, you are eligible for a $20USD discount straight. If you do not wish to purchase ancestry, then you can use free search service.

How to install family tree maker 2017?

As soon as you upgrade your software from an older version to FTM17. You will get a link to download the software. There are two separate link. You can click on respective version link for windows or Mac. Click on the downloaded file and run it or open it so your software can get installed. You will get steps to follow and you can install family tree maker.

What if I lost my older version?

Don’t worry! I have come across some users asking about what if they are moving on to a new pc and purchasing a new Family tree Maker 2017 upgrade requires to install old FTM on the new machine. The answer is Big No. If you have not lost your data then follow the above steps and import your old data to new FTM17.

One last but not the least point to make a note of.  You don’t need to keep the old version on the machine but if you want to keep it, you should save it into a different folder or may be on any USB flash driver or Hard disk drive or on your cloud account making sure you don’t confuse yourself with the old and new version.

How to Migrate to Family Tree Maker 2017

You must convert your old version software data. There are simple steps to migrate from an old version of Family Tree Maker to the latest FTM 2017. You can open Family Tree maker 2014.1 in FTM 2017 without any conversion. Please follow these steps. So you can move a tree from an older version to the latest version without any problem.

Step 1 –

Open the tree that you want to move and chose the Backup option. Then chose the backup location. If you want to back it up externally, then click on removable media like USB flash drive or Hard disk drive.

Step 2 –

The option of include in backup, select the items like photos or other media, making sure the media files checkbox is selected. In case of the current tree is linked to an online tree @ ancestry.com you must select the allow the restored file to resume syncing checkbox. It helps you to relink the tree automatically on a new pc.

Step 3 –

Now open FTM 2017 and chose the restore option from the menu. Go to the folder/path where the backup file is located and open it. The window that opens enter the name and chose the location for the restored files and clicks on save. In case of your tree was previously linked, click on restore additional options and select the restored file to resume syncing and hit ok. Once the tree is restored, click on sync now. Thats all you will need to do. Now you can use your family tree maker.

Now you have a breif idea of how to install Family tree maker, read more how to share your FTM 2017 in this article.

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