My Family Tree files (*.familyx, *.familyxs) Print button

familyxs iconfamilyx iconWhen you save your family tree, the information is stored in a special container which packages all the family tree data, photos, stories, audio, videos, and attachments in a single file.

Storage and security

You have complete control over where you save your family tree and who has access to the information.  Most users save their family tree directly onto their device, safe in the knowledge that all the information is then kept privately on their device.  Other users choose to save their files to the cloud, which is especially useful for backing up or sharing with other family members.  Remember that if you share your file, anyone who has access to the file can view and change the information in their own copy of My Family Tree.  File protection or file encryption can be used to restrict other users from viewing, changing, or exporting information stored in the file.

File protection

Files can be protected to prevent users making permanent edits or exporting data.  This makes them ideal for sharing with others.  To protect a file, go to File⯈Protect file… to enter a password and protect the file.


If you forget the password, you will not be able to make permanent edits or export data.

If you regularly forget your passwords, we recommend that you write it down with a pen and paper. Do not reuse any other password.

File encryption

Files can be protected from unauthorised access or modification using file encryption.  See Encryption for further details.

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