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FTM 2012 Media Directory Preferences

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Re: FTM 2012 Media Directory Preferences using Dropbox

Posted: 1360251089000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1360251305000
Thanks for the info. That makes your situation a bit clearer.

However, I've not see where the .ftm file and media folder have become separated like that.

I would proceed with caution. What would happen if you:

1) Created a new .ftm file with one person in it in the D Dropbox folder.
2) Add a media item to that person.

Does that create a media folder as a companion in the D dropbox folder?
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If it does, you might consider leaving your current setup alone, just in case - and:

1) Make a copy of your .ftm file with a slightly different name with Windows Explorer and copy it to your Dropbox folder
2) Make a copy of your Media folder with that same name in the format "name Media" with Windows Eplorer and place it in the D Dropbox folder.

Now open this new file in the Dropbox folder and open some media item to see if opens a media item. Add a media item to it and see if it adds it to the Media folder in the Dropbox.

I go through this same exercise with each version of FTM where I change the year in my file name (ie from 2012 to 2013 in a new folder). That way I always know which FTM program last used that file. I have FTM2011, FTM2010 etc folders with files and media folders in them for each FTM version.

I don't believe the Options > default directory has anything to do with your problem, but could be wrong.

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