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    Unable to locate Reunion File 12 family tree file

    Hello, I upgraded to Reunion 12 recently, and have only now thought of looking for the location of my family tree file. I could not locate it at the default location: UserName/Documents/Reunion or ~/Documents/Reunion Files/ . The only things I see are two folders: Charts & Reports, and Sample Family 11 file.

    It's odd because when I go to Reunion 12 preferences, the Family Files Reunion's default as ~/Documents/Reunion Files/ . Also, if I type "family tree" in Spotlight search, I am able to see it, and when I double click it, it opens Reunion 12, and my family tree is loaded.

    How can I see where the location of that file is?

    Thank you.

    #2
    Use the Finder. Highlight Macintosh HD in Favorites (or whatever you have named your data storage device) - enter familyfile in the search box - you should see files with the familyfile12 extension + familydata + signature. Then highlight your target familyfile12 - right click for a context menu - select Show in Enclosing Folder.

    Dave
    Dave Walton
    Tree - Walton, Haggerston, Chambers, Munro, Haught, Schlager, Scannell...
    iMac 5K, macOS Catalina 10.15.2, Reunion 12

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      #3
      Originally posted by sweejin View Post
      Also, if I type "family tree" in Spotlight search, I am able to see it, and when I double click it, it opens Reunion 12, and my family tree is loaded.
      If you're able to open the file in Reunion, there are two easy ways to find the file's location from within Reunion:

      1. Select "Get Info..." from Reunion's File menu. One of the items in the resulting window is the File Location of the current family file.

      2. The middle of the titlebar of Reunion's main window shows the current file's filename. If you command-click on the filename, you will see a pop-up menu that shows you the hierarchy of folders that contain the file, in reverse order. If you select a folder from the pop-up menu, it will open in the Finder.
      Brad Mohr
      https://bradandkathy.com/

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        #4
        Originally posted by sweejin View Post
        Hello, I upgraded to Reunion 12 recently, and have only now thought of looking for the location of my family tree file. I could not locate it at the default location: UserName/Documents/Reunion or ~/Documents/Reunion Files/ .......How can I see where the location of that file is?

        Thank you.
        The default location of the "local" family file is now your Dropbox folder. Location is Users > YourName > Dropbox. The copy on the Dropbox server mirrors this file.
        Bob White, Mac Nut Since 1985, Reunion Nut Since 1991
        Jenanyan, Barnes, White, Duncan, Dunning, Luce, Hedge and more
        iMac & MacBookPro 10.14 iPhoneX/iPads 12 R12 & RT 1 Watch 4.3

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          #5
          Originally posted by Bob White View Post

          The default location of the "local" family file is now your Dropbox folder. Location is Users > YourName > Dropbox. The copy on the Dropbox server mirrors this file.
          Oh..... now I see it in my Dropbox folder. I wonder why then in Reunion preferences, the default folder location doesn't update it to Users > YourName > Dropbox. I can't find this information in the Reunion website as well. Anyway, thank you for your help.

          And also thank you to David Walton and bmohr, your suggestions worked too, I was able to locate the file with your steps.

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            #6
            Originally posted by sweejin View Post
            ...I wonder why then in Reunion preferences, the default folder location doesn't update it to Users > YourName > Dropbox...
            This is a change you need to make within Reunion 12. It can be done by choosing Reunion -> Preferences and selecting Folders. Then, in the left column, select Family Files. Afterward, on the right side, click the "Choose Other Folder..." button. In the selection window that opens, click on Dropbox in the far left column (if you see it there) or use that window to navigate through your folders until you get to your Dropbox folder. After selecting your Dropbox folder, click Select in the lower-right corner of the selection window.

            I hope you find this information helpful

            Deb Stuller
            Leister Productions Inc.

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