JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What's a DFTWFTWFtw.gid file? #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>

Family tree files created in "Family Tree Maker" are automatically given
an .ftw extension. For example, if I chose the filename "Davidson" for
my family tree, it would be saved by Family Tree Maker as
Davidson.ftw. Gedcom files are automatically given the extension .ged,
but the user is given the opportunity to select the filename.

>from the context of your message, it seems to me that the extension you
show (".gid") probably is actually a .ged extension and whoever created
the file repeated the .ftw extension of Family Tree Maker in the filename
on successive atempts to create a file, without realizing that the
extension need not be included in the filename.

If it is a ged file, you should be able to "import" it into any
genealogical program with ged capability. In the program I use, I would
just click on "import" in the pulldown "File" menu and enter the filename
exactly as it appears on the file.
Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL

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