MM9's search doesn't find my .mmp files

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Can I make the Search facility in MM9 find .mmp files as well as .mmap files and, if so, how please? Thanks
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Brittney Mazzetta

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MindManager can only search for maps. It will not be able to search for your Microsoft Project documents. I hope that this helps to answer your question. Thank you!
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Thanks for this. You may be thinking of .mpp files which are indeed Microsoft Project files. But my interest lay with .mmp files - the older format of MindManager files before .mmap files. Do you know if I can make MindManager search old format MM files as well as the current ones perhaps?
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Here is something that might work for you. Since you are a MindManager version 9 for Windows user, you can use the Map Converter Macro to convert the .mmp files to .mmap. Once they have been converted, they will be searchable.

In MindManager version 9 for Windows, the 'Macros' button is located under the Developer tab. To enable the Developer tab, go to File>Options>View and check the box 'Developer Ribbon Tab.' Once enabled, go to Macros>Organize Macros and run the Map Converter.

I hope that this helps. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can assist you with. Thank you.
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This converter sounds very useful as I wanted to upgrade my files even before discovering that I couldn't search them in the old format.

Since posting my query I've upgraded to MM 2012 Pro but I found what looks like the same macro in View | Macros | Organize macros ... | Map Converter. Is this how you'd suggest I tackle the problem in MM 2012, or would you suggest a different route?

On the assumption that I should use this macro, can I just check the following:

(1) Sometimes when I open an old-format map, MM asks if I want to upgrade it and all the maps it links to, reconnecting branches to the new file names rather than the old ones. This is extremely helpful. Is it the same Map Converter macro doing this or would I need to run some other utility to get linked maps to upgrade automatically?

(2). I have some 1,000 old-format maps. Is there a way to run Map Converter on them all in bulk? Opening 1,000 of them and converting them one by one, even if the linked map upgrade mentioned above works, is going to be an extremely long process.

Thanks very much for your help here - it's very much appreciated.
Kevin
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You can definitely follow the same path in MindManager 2012 that I specified above. In addition, you can point the macro to specific maps or folders so that you can update all of your maps at the same time. I hope that this helps. Please let me know if you have additional questions or concerns. Thank you!
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Very helpful. I'll just have to think carefully to ensure that, I don't inadvertently ask it to convert a map that's already been converted. Thanks very much for this.

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