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An Explanation of Our Evidenced Explained Files

Each month, we post a variety of files on our user group web site. Here's an explanation of those files.

Our Current Database: The .SQZ File

If you attended the meeting and followed along with your own copy of our database, you can ignore this file. If you missed the meeting, and would like to see what we covered and bring your database up-to-date, then you will be interested in this file and should follow these instructions.

File Save Window

"My Documents" Folder

File --> Restore

Restore Wizard
  • This is a TMG backup file. You cannot click on it and open it!
  • If you click on the file link, your browser should open a window that asks you if you want to open the file or save the file to your computer. Choose the Save File option.
  • If you can choose where to save the file, selecting the Desktop may be the simplest place.
  • Your computer may be set up to save Internet files to a default location. That location is usually in My Documents/Downloads/.
  • To use this file, start TMG.
  • Select File --> Restore.
  • Navigate to the location of your saved .SQZ file; highlight the file; and click Open.
  • Follow the instructions in the Restore Wizard.
  • Restore the project to the same folder in which your TV-TMG7 project is stored. Mine is stored in a folder called "Evidence".
  • When TMG gives you a warning, "You're trying to restore a backup over your existing data! Are you sure you want to continue?" choose Yes, and follow the rest of the instructions.
  • Your TV-TMG project is now up-to-date.

TMG Source Types: The .XST File

The .XST file is the file TMG creates when you export some of your source types. The posted .XST files contain those source type templates created during the meeting. You cannot click on this file and open it! You probably won't need these files at all, but just in case you want to import the source types we created into your personal data set, using this file is the easiest way to do it.

Tools List

Source Types Screen
  • To use this file, start TMG.
  • Select Tools --> Source Types.
  • Click the "Import" button.
  • Navigate to the location of your saved .XST file; highlight the file; and click Open.
  • Because we name our new source types with the EE prefix, don't check the box marked "Add a prefix." Simply click "Okay".
  • That's it! The new source types have been added.

Current Source Types and Source Elements: The .XLS File

This file is for the geeks among us and can be safely ignored. Because no source type template can use two source elements from the same source element group, it's a good idea to keep track of each element's use, especially when we create new source elements. This Excel file is simply one way to do that.

The .DOC Files

These are standard Word files. If you miss a meeting, the DOC file may contain analysis information, examples, and documents that were used that day. You can safely ignore these files.