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I am using Windows 10. Cannot open my FTM files. They no longer have the right extension. All my 1998 FTM files now have *.CLT extension.

How can I recover all the files?

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They no longer have the right extension. All my 1998 FTM files now have *.CLT extension.

No mention on wikipedia of any CLT file extension for FTM or on the Just Solve the File Format Problem website?

file.org mentions that *.clt could be for associated with Visual Basic application development software and also dBASE IV Aldus software program

Here is a link to "Moving old Mac and Windows files to FTM 2017 for Windows" PDF.

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I recently was in a similar situation - found a binder with Family Tree Maker 1.01 and a data diskette with 3 *.FTM files that have dates from 1991 (2 of the 3 files were recovered - still working on #3). This post gives a pointer to downloading FTM for Windows 2005, which will allow you to open .FTM files, then save them either as .FTW (Family Tree Maker - WIndows) or .GED (standard GEDCOM file format, which can be read into other geneology programs). So far, it seems that the Open Source Webtrees project is pretty feature complete, but I'm a geneology newbie.

Best of luck.

update: sorry, just re-read your post...maybe use FTM 2005 to open your .FTM files, then save as .GED?

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