Crossgrade to Pedigree Publisher

This page only covers users moving from Pedigree Explorer to our newest product, Pedigree Publisher.

  • You should install Pedigree Publisher first.
  • If your database ends in .BMF then you will need to email it to for conversion. If it ends in .BMX then PedPub will be able to convert it.
  • Start PedPub then use "FILE-Open Database" to open the BMX file(s). The BMX file will be converted and saved as a .DB file which is the file format used by PedPub. If you don’t know where your old .BMX files are then, if you are able to start PedEx, click on VIEW-Events and it will list where it is loading the database and form files from. If that doesn't work you could look in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\PedX64" folder or "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Breedmate". Failing that do a search using Windows File Explorer and look for *.BMX.
  • If you are still unable to find your data in a .BMX file, then you may want to look for any files ending in ".BAK". You can change the file extension to .BMX and try and open them.
  • If for some reason the .BMX file is damaged, PedPub will not be able to open it, however you may still be able to open it if you use the “TOOLS-Open damaged .BMX file”.
  • If you have customized any forms then refer to the user manual section "Upgrading from Pedigree Explorer" for details on how to convert those forms.
  • If you have a very old .BMX file it may not have the more recent lookup tables like _Sex, _PreTitle, _Color etc. In this case refer to the user manual as above.