Why can't I upload my PAF GEDCOM file? Get error code

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I've tried several times to upload my PAF GEDCOM file.  Keep getting an error code.  "Error, you can only upload GEDCOM files with the .ged extension".  But, my PAF GEDCOM does have the ".ged" extension.  So, I'm at a loss.  How do I upload my GEDCOM file?
in Genealogy Help by Living Pritchett G2G Rookie (280 points)
retagged by Tami Mize

2 Answers

+4 votes

Are you sure it has the .ged extension and not .ged.txt as Windows does often?

You can see how to change this on the following site: http://www.mediacollege.com/microsoft/windows/extension-change.html

by Daniël Bouman G2G6 Mach 1 (14.9k points)
edited by Daniël Bouman
Positive it IS .ged.  Tried 3 times, I did the whole thing, creating a GEDCOM, export, and upload. Each time it told me "only files with .ged extinsion" work on WikiTree.
I send you a private message. If you could export one or two individuals (more should not be necessary) to gedcom and mail me the file then I could try to find the problem!
+4 votes
I expect you're using Personal Ancestral File from FamilySearch.org, I use it myself.

On the file menu choose Export, accept the defaults in the dialog that pops up and click the Export button.  Give it a filename and save it.  That filename, with the extension .ged is what you need to upload to WikiTree.  A file with the .paf extension won't work.
by Fred Remus G2G6 Mach 4 (44.6k points)
I am using PAF, from the Mormons.  I've never had a problem creating GEDCOMs before.  I did everything you said, 3 times, and it DOES say .ged, and I get an error code every time.
Wow.  I've uploaded three GEDCOMS from PAF and never had a problem.  I'm afraid the WikiTree folks are going to have to give you an answer on this one.  Something is going wrong with your file, but I can't guess what.  Have you tried closing and reopening the file and/or software, then exporting it?  That doesn't seem like it would solve the problem, but computers get inexplicably grumpy at times. :-)  Good luck!

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