Re: FH V7

Victor Markham

Things appear to have gone from bad to worse.

If I open FH like I used to there are no images listed and a message says it cannot be saved as it is a read file only so have to give it a new name. When done no images appear

If I open an old file the images are listed but no images on it and the heading saying it is a stand alone file.

Eventually I found the back up winzip file and used that. It when through the process about 5 times and after each one a message appeared saying only partly done and asked if I wanted to carry on. I hesitated about that but then risked it and agreed. In the end to my great relief everything is working now. In all the previous upgrades I never had this trouble and hope never have to go through it again

Thanks for Lorna and Mike's comments


On 13/12/2020 7:33 pm, Mike Tate wrote:

To me, that may be an explanation for the broken family relationships.

_FAMC is a Family as Child tag that ties the family together.

I’m guessing that the PEDI & _PEDI (valid) tags have upset the upgrade conversion and treated the FAMC tags as invalid which therefore gain a prefix underscore.

Mike Tate


From: <> On Behalf Of Victor Markham via
Sent: 13 December 2020 14:19
Subject: Re: [family-historian] FH V7



I am familar with the green circle and have always used it in the past

Before I upgraded I copied V6 to FTM and all the connections are there intact.

Checking my names again I find many more have become isolated even my 2x great grand mother which doesn't even show my 2x great grandfather, her spouse. It just says not directly related!

Checking my images I found these appear to have been removed. They were there when I first posted a message. I was going to look at the error message but all the images appear to have gone.

Guess I will better use the back up version 6 and try to upgrade again. Will do that later.

Here is another error message I got after my upgradel, see attached. I haven't a clue what it means or how to rectify it


On 13/12/2020 1:09 pm, Lorna Craig via wrote:

Victor, please read my previous reply again.  What I said was that you can still view the images in your own external photo viewer in exactly the same way as you could with FH6, by clicking the icon which is a green circle with a black triangle in it.  I don’t know why you think you can’t. 


Regarding the missing links between a few people, absolutely nobody else has reported this problem. They must have been accidentally disconnected either before or after the upgrade, but it certainly wasn’t the upgrade itself which caused it.





From: Victor Markham via
Sent: 13 December 2020 08:22
Subject: Re: [family-historian] FH V7



very name I have used are attached to other names. This has been confirmed when I check them on FTM which I copy from FH tyo FTM now and again. I am able to re attach the names after checking FTM. Thes must have become detached when I upgraded to F7

As you say I can look at the images in FH but these are small sizes and when it comec to census images I have rotated them to a vertical position whiuch is hard to read on the FH viewer. Much better on my photo software as I can totate it back to horizontal. The reason I rotate these is so that when I prnt a narative report they are printed from top to bottom of the page giving it a full view rather than horizonatally across a page in smaller size.


On 12/12/2020 11:20 pm, Lorna Craig via wrote:

Victor, if you have found some 'detached' children they must have been detached in V6 before the upgrade.  V7 definitely does not remove any family links!   (I say this in case anyone reading this is worried about upgrading having read Victor's post).

Secondly, it is still possible to view images in your own default photo software.  The process is the same as it was in V6, using the green circle icon with the black triangle in it.  That hasn't changed.


On 12/12/2020 22:56, Victor Markham via wrote:

I have been checking the V7 uograde and have found a number of names have become detached from the family tree links.

I did get a validation report and it listed 7 names of children detached from their parents.

But I have discovered many names are now stand alone that is not on a tree with no oter names to connect it.

Fortunately I have FTM and the names are on there showing the connections. I then put the names it is linked to. This is going to be a lot of work to restore things.

For the record I use FTM to give links to ancestry via the hints. I don't subscribe to either of the hints shown on FH.

I have also found a change oin viewing the images. In V6 when I prompt the images they appear of my photo software and I can view them at any size I want. On V7 that doesn't happen and I can only view them on the FH viewer at a small size



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