19577 individuals. 5539 mariages. copious notes. massive numbers of my own events in Individual screen (5,259). never imported anything from anyone else. no multimedia. no more LDS events than I need to have. no WordPad (I don't use it as I don't know how)but I think I should learn! pasted a lot of my NOTES.
For some time, now, when I'm on the INDIVIDUAL screen, adding new EVENTS, my PAF closes down and I get an error message.
I've done a lot of Googling to try to get ideas of how to fix this but haven't been able to find an answer.
What I have done so far is:
made a copy under a different name (thank you Bill!) and ran the REPAIR function quite a few times.
First time, there were 110 errors in NOTES & INDIVIDUALS & USER EVENTS.
After about running REPAIR 5 times, the errors now are 86.
The 14 NOTES errors have now been "(FIXED)" although I haven't checked them to see if anything is missing from my original notes. I have no idea what could have been wrong in the first place.
With the INDIVIDUALS, 24 have been "(FIXED)" - these related to "wrong owner". Again, here, I haven't checked to see what has in fact, happened.
The remaining errors for INDIVIDUAL say : "previous pointers should be 0 but is ......."These are not fixed and I don't know how to do it.
5259 USER EVENTS records were checked in the Repair and the report lists about 40, all of which are"(FIXED").
Now, next problem: I now have a Report (7 pages on A4) that sates 0 Errors but many, many WARNINGs all to do with "Custom events" that I have added and I need to "edit this event to add missing fields".
Where do I start?
Is my initial problem, (PAF closing down when I'm on INDIVIDUAL screen, doing my own EVENTS) anything to do with all the other problems I've since discovered?
How do I "edit" my EVENTS to "add missing fields"?
In the Warning Report about Custom events, there are about 5 notes that I have dates too long: I can fix those up manually.