The pointers in your .PRO files are looking to a different drives or directory for the files, so you need to update the .PRO file. You may need to uninstall the program and start over, making sure you copy the files to the exact drive and directory that they were originally.Some of the early ROOTS IV users had the project files in the main ROOTS4 directory and not in the projects directory. You'll need the numbered files and the "BOOK" files transferred.I mentioned the image library because if you started in ROOTS IV, the image library (and the main library files) might all start with X_ rather than V_.
Portions of the following is from our web site . Some may help you .. some may not. You can also find out more about the "makeup" of the files (telling about the X_ and V_ files from the Arlington RUG web site .
---------- Most users don't know that the .PRO file is just a control file which has pointers to the files. Copying this file only does not back up your data.
Because of the file structure within the Ultimate Family Tree program, the project, library and multimedia files all need to be backed up separately. If you back up both the project and the library files together, they will restore to the same directory. If you have only one project and the project and library files are stored on the same drive, then it's okay to make a backup that includes the project and library files. Otherwise, files should be separated (by projects and drives) in the backup.
Let's say that you have your project files on one drive and the library files on another. The backup doesn't recognize drives, only directories. So if you back up a project that is on the C: drive and a library that is on a D: together in one SQZ file and then go to restore it, during the restore it will ask you what drive you want to restore it to, and you'll end up restoring the backup to either the C: or the D: drive--NOT BOTH.
Enter a different file name for each separate backup. For instance, you might call the project backup PROJECT.SQZ, the library backup LIBRARY.SQZ and the media files MEDIA.SQZ.
Backing up in UFTree as .SZQ Files One easy way in UFTree is to archive your current project by going to File/Save As, and saving to a diskette or other device. Both the project and library files should be backed up, because they are connected.
From the Save file as type window, choose Backup. Enter a file name (the extension will be .SQZ) Select the items to be included. One or more items can be selected at a time.
Select the location to which you want to backup your data, then click OK.
Other Ways of Backing Up Your Files There are various ways we have today of backing up--tape drives, zip disks, etc. If you want to back up to your hard disk, you can use the Windows File Manager or explore to copy the archived file to a floppy. You can also use the DOS BACKUP command (particularly if your files will fill more than one floppy disk).
With Windows98, you can also start Backup by clicking Start , pointing to Programs, pointing to Accessories, pointing to System Tools , and then clicking Backup.
How to Restore a .SQZ Backup Open Ultimate Family Tree. (You don't need to have a project open). From the File menu, choose OPEN. Select BACKUP from the list. Choose the backup file to be restored (remember, it will have a .SQZ extension). Click OK. (Yes, a warning message appears--read it. All existing files for the project and library being restored will be overwritten. If you change your mind, click Cancel rather than OK). Click OK [again].
If you have more than one hard drive, you may need to change the drive letter to where you want to restore the files. When the restoration process is complete, your project will automatically open.
Remember, back up well ... back up often! ----------- Hope some of this helps you.