Some issues have been discovered in Family Tree Maker 2014, and their programmers have been working on fixes which are included in this patch update. Covering general bug fixes, and also TreeSync, this is an update that everyone with FTM 2014 should do.
Although updates to Family Tree Maker 2014 usually install automatically, some users may need to manually update Family Tree Maker to the latest update, which is version 18.104.22.1680 for the 32-bit patch and version 22.214.171.1240 for the 64-bit patch. Click here for step-by-step screenshots for auto updating. But if it doesn’t auto-install, below are the details for manually updating.
MANUAL INSTALLATION OF THE PATCH UPDATE
If you do not receive an update notification and you are not running version number 126.96.36.1990 or 188.8.131.520, you will need to install the latest update.
Confirm what version of Family Tree Maker you are running by clicking on “Help” and then selecting “About Family Tree Maker”. A window will come up that lists which version of Family Tree Maker you are currently running, similar to the one pictured here.
If your installed version of Family Tree Maker 2014 is not version 184.108.40.2060 (32 bit) or 220.127.116.110 (64 bit) you can download the latest patch here:
32-bit patch here, (.zip) or (.exe)
64-bit patch here, (.zip) or (.exe)
Close Family Tree Maker
Unzip the file, if needed
Run the .exe file
Note: If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 you may need to open the file as an administrator. To do this, please right click on the .exe file mentioned in step 4. A drop down menu will be displayed. Please select Run as Administrator.
Note: When installing the executable patch, you may be asked to locate the file to patch. You can select either the Family Tree Maker shortcut located on the desktop or the ftm.exe file which should be located in the C:\Program Files\Family Tree Maker 2014 folder.
VERIFYING UPDATE COMPLETION
Open Family Tree Maker 2014, but do NOT open any trees yet
Click the Help menu item at the top of the program
Click About Family Tree Maker from the drop down menu
On the Product Information tab there is a version number. If the update was successful the version number will be 18.104.22.1680 for the 32-bit and 22.214.171.1240 for the 64-bit
If no notification is displayed and your product version is not 126.96.36.1990 or 188.8.131.520 then please do a manual install as described above
WHAT HAS BEEN UPDATED
It is important that this update be run. It contains the following important improvements to the Family Tree Maker 2014 product:
- TreeSync improvements
- General bug fixes