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Cannot import large GEDCOM files - FTM says not enough memory.

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Cannot import large GEDCOM files - FTM says not enough memory.

Posted: 1381859730000
Classification: Query
I am trying to import several large GEDCOM files into Family Tree Maker 2012. It doesn't matter which file I try to import, the result is the same. FTM says that there is not enough memory to import the file, and suggests that I use the "low memory" import option. When I do so, it STILL won't import the large file (though I don't find out about that until about 24 hours later, because the low-memory option is much slower.)

I don't see how I can be out of memory -- I have 8 (that's EIGHT) gigabytes of RAM, more than enough for anything that I could ever expect to import into FTM. The files I'm trying to import are never larger than 500 megabytes, consisting of several hundred thousand individuals. There's no valid reason why FTM shouldn't be able to import these files; it works just fine in older copies of FTM, as well as in Personal Ancestral File and many other shareware and retail genealogy programs.

I know on the Apple Mac there's a way to set the amount of memory allocated to each individual program. I wonder if there's a similar option in Windows, some way of telling FTM to use more of the available RAM in my machine?
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