How to import GEDCOM from wiki to a pc

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I received the download email with a link and instructions where it says to right-click and sabe bit when I do that, it saves the link, not the file. What do I need to do?
in WikiTree Help by Gus Baliarda G2G Rookie (250 points)
retagged by Lynda Crackett

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If you simply click on the link from the email, it will open the text into your browser window (depending on your browser settings -- some browsers may prompt you to download or save the file). If it open as text, then you can copy paste the text into a text editor and save the file from there (be sure to use a "plain text" editor, or to save it as plain text).

Otherwise, depending on your email application, you can right-click on the link in the email and choose "save link as" (or some similarly named menu item).

if you prefer using the command line, you can copy the link and use wget or curl. (but I'm guessing you won't be using this method)

If you are not getting a save link/target as option, then maybe you're using a tablet like an iPad or other mobile device where you don't have a filesystem and not allowed to save the file -- use a real computer.

by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (537k points)
selected by Gaile Connolly
If you use Dennis' option of copying the text from your browser window and pasting it into a text editor, when you save the file and choose "plain text" as the type, be sure to make the filename end in ".ged" instead of the default ".txt" that the text editor would normally use.
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Are you selecting an option to Save Link As, or Save As? They are two very different functions.

by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (506k points)
It’s not goving me the option to save as.

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