Need help using a WikiTree GEDCOM export

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FTDNA recently received my sample and sent me a kit number. I wanted to upload a GEDCOM to their site, and I exported my GEDCOM from WikiTree. When I upload it to FTDNA, nothing populates but my own name. The rest is completely blank. I've tried this twice. My question is - what am I doing wrong? How do I save this file? I've already read about this on WikiTree, but I can't figure it out. There is no 'Save as' except 'Save link as'. It isn't an actual file; it's a link to a file that I don't know how to save properly or something. I think the problem is on my end, but I'm unsure. Thanks for your help. https://www.wikitree.com/gedcoms/15717281-11e4c7.ged

in WikiTree Help by Christine Giles G2G6 (8.3k points)

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Open the link in a new tab so that you see the text. On that page, right-click and choose "Save as...". When the files downloads it will be named 15717281-11e4c7.ged.txt. Find the file on your PC and edit the name, removing the .txt portion that all you have is 15717281-11e4c7.ged.

by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (488k points)
Thank you for your help. When I select all the text and right-click, there is no 'save as' option. The only viable option is 'copy'. Thoughts?

Christine, are you copying the text by any chance? I tested in IE, Chrome and Firefox and haven't run into any issues.

Alternatively, if you would like me to provide the file for you, shoot me a private message and I can reply back with the file.

I did copy the text . . . it was all highlighted in blue. I'll message you privately . . . thanks!
Have had the same problem with IE but went to firefox and that did the trick.  Thanks for the tip

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