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Comparing .gno files within GenoPro

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Author Looking for a way to compare two versions of a .gno file
Posted Monday, June 12, 2017 - Post #38137
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So... I have a *very* large genogram (over 17K individuals) that I have been working the problems out of since upgrading to GenoPro 2016. In January of this year (five months ago), I backed up my entire GenoPro directory (and everything else, but the rest of it isn't important by comparison). Shortly after that, I began breaking up the genogram to make it easier to work with. Since then, I have decided that I want to stick with the original unbroken genogram (mostly because selecting ancestors/descendants doesn't continue the selection through hyperlinks)... and reconnecting all of my breaks is going to be *hideously* time-consuming. Along the way, I added half a dozen individuals to the tree I was modifying (total count 17,407 vs 17,413). Finding them and adding them to the old tree will be straightforward enough... they will be the last six individuals created. However, I also added and corrected data for other individuals in the tree along the way, and I would like to be able to compare the two trees in their entirety (all data for individuals). I have a free binary file comparison tool, but it doesn't give me the information I need within GenoPro. Is there a way to do this, or are there plans to add this functionality to a future version?

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Posted Monday, June 12, 2017 - Post #38138
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So... turns out my backups aren't old enough (I guess I started that fragmentation process earlier than I thought), so I'm continuing on with the re-connection of individuals to families manually. I'll return when this is complete... some time in the next decade. Sick

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Edited: Monday, June 12, 2017 by Jakk
Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Post #38139
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One way to compare .gno file is to "unzip" them.  You can right-click on the .gno file and select an "unzip" program such as 7-zip http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

Or rename the extension .gno to .zip

Then, extract the file data.xml and give it a meaningful name such as "MyFamilyTree20170613.xml".  Do the same for the other .gno file you want to compare.

You may use a tool such as Windiff http://www.softpedia.com/get/File-managers/WinDiff.shtml or Notepad++ https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ which do file comparison.

Edited: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by GenoProSupport
Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Post #38276
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Thanks for the tip! I've been insanely busy over the past two months (started a new job June 13th, working nights)... and I haven't had much time (or, mostly, energy) to work on anything genealogical. I'll try the zip file comparison... but at this point, I'm just going to work with the newer version and reconnect everybody manually, which has been proceeding slowly... I get about half a dozen reconnections done each day that I work on it, which is about three days a week right now... so my earlier estimate of completion is still fairly accurate.

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