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  • #61
    downloaded new data files.
    extracted the files.
    opened extracted file in notepad++
    corrected line 3.
    replaced original file with corrected file.
    compressed file back into a zipped folder.
    uploaded to familytreedna.com/autosomal-transfer.

    Now, instead of "corrupt/malformed" it just says it could not be uploaded.

    What am I doing wrong?????

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    • #62
      Why do you need to correct what is written in file?

      Ancestry files should upload to FTDNA without modification now that they have started accepting their latest chip version

      Download Ancestry zipped file and save, then upload to FTDNA with out unzipping.

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      • #63
        CFegley I read some of the older posts in this thread and see some people are having issues with Ancestry file (unaltered one) failing to upload.

        So if that is your issue, I understand your need to try and modify...

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        • #64
          Originally posted by prairielad View Post
          Why do you need to correct what is written in file?

          Ancestry files should upload to FTDNA without modification now that they have started accepting their latest chip version

          Download Ancestry zipped file and save, then upload to FTDNA with out unzipping.
          http://forums.familytreedna.com/show...6&postcount=27

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          • #65
            Been there, done that. Didn't work!

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            • #66
              Change 1 to 2

              I was having the same problems and error message as described. I found this thread. I opened the data file, change the "1" to "2", saved it, uploaded it and it worked. You don't even have to recompress. It will accept either .zip or .txt files.

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              • #67
                I've tried all the different answers to the problem, even downloaded notepad++ to see if that worked but nope, nothing works. Changed line 3 and added in diagnostic. Any other suggestions?
                #AncestryDNA raw data download
                #This file was generated by AncestryDNA at: 08/16/2017 17:35:11 UTC
                #Data was collected using AncestryDNA array version: V2.0
                #Data is formatted using AncestryDNA converter version: V1.0
                #Below is a text version of your DNA file from Ancestry.com DNA, LLC. THIS
                #INFORMATION IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE AND IS INTENDED FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
                #ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR MEDICAL, DIAGNOSTIC, OR HEALTH PURPOSES. THE EXPORTED DATA IS
                #SUBJECT TO THE AncestryDNA TERMS AND CONDITIONS, BUT PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE
                #DOWNLOADED DATA WILL NO LONGER BE PROTECTED BY OUR SECURITY MEASURES.
                #WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD YOUR RAW DNA DATA, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK OF STORING,
                #SECURING AND PROTECTING YOUR DATA. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE ANCESTRYDNA FAQS.
                #
                #Genetic data is provided below as five TAB delimited columns. Each line
                #corresponds to a SNP. Column one provides the SNP identifier (rsID where
                #possible). Columns two and three contain the chromosome and basepair position
                #of the SNP using human reference build 37.1 coordinates. Columns four and five
                #contain the two alleles observed at this SNP (genotype). The genotype is reported
                #on the forward (+) strand with respect to the human reference.
                rsid chromosome position allele1 allele2

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by mpaloutz View Post
                  I was having the same problems and error message as described. I found this thread. I opened the data file, change the "1" to "2", saved it, uploaded it and it worked. You don't even have to recompress. It will accept either .zip or .txt files.
                  I don't get it! I've tried everything and it doesn't work!

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                  • #69
                    This worked for me

                    Big thanks to Ann for posting the solution, for those of you where it is still not working, I did the following,

                    1) Download your raw data from ancestry
                    2) Extract the .txt file from the zip file
                    3) Open the .txt file (it will take a while to load because there are so many lines)
                    4) Select ALL of the lines that start with #
                    5) Delete all of the lines that you just selected
                    6) Paste the following lines into the .txt document at the top so that they 'replace' all of the lines you just deleted:

                    #AncestryDNA raw data download
                    #This file was generated by AncestryDNA at: 05/28/2017 23:32:38 UTC
                    #Data was collected using AncestryDNA array version: V2.0
                    #Data is formatted using AncestryDNA converter version: V1.0
                    #Below is a text version of your DNA file from Ancestry.com DNA, LLC. THIS
                    #INFORMATION IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE AND IS INTENDED FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
                    #ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR MEDICAL, DIAGNOSTIC, OR HEALTH PURPOSES. THE EXPORTED DATA IS

                    7) Save the file (it will take a little while to save because the file is quite big)
                    8) Re-upload the file to FTDNA like you did before

                    The above worked for me, my end file size was 17,685kb so file size doesn't make a difference. I agree it sucks that you have to do this, but who cares if it works and it's free

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                    • #70
                      How to up load

                      Can someone please advise at to where I can find instructions on how to upload an Ancestry mtdna file. Where can it be found in FTDNA site.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Runwithit View Post
                        Big thanks to Ann for posting the solution, for those of you where it is still not working, I did the following,

                        1) Download your raw data from ancestry
                        2) Extract the .txt file from the zip file
                        3) Open the .txt file (it will take a while to load because there are so many lines)
                        4) Select ALL of the lines that start with #
                        5) Delete all of the lines that you just selected
                        6) Paste the following lines into the .txt document at the top so that they 'replace' all of the lines you just deleted:

                        #AncestryDNA raw data download
                        #This file was generated by AncestryDNA at: 05/28/2017 23:32:38 UTC
                        #Data was collected using AncestryDNA array version: V2.0
                        #Data is formatted using AncestryDNA converter version: V1.0
                        #Below is a text version of your DNA file from Ancestry.com DNA, LLC. THIS
                        #INFORMATION IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE AND IS INTENDED FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
                        #ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR MEDICAL, DIAGNOSTIC, OR HEALTH PURPOSES. THE EXPORTED DATA IS

                        7) Save the file (it will take a little while to save because the file is quite big)
                        8) Re-upload the file to FTDNA like you did before

                        The above worked for me, my end file size was 17,685kb so file size doesn't make a difference. I agree it sucks that you have to do this, but who cares if it works and it's free

                        I tired this but didn't delete ALL of the lines, only to *THE EXPORTED DATA IS* I left the other lines beginning with # and it appears to have worked this time! Thanks for this, been trying for weeks to get this file uploaded, now we wait to see if any matches actually show up, I now am in the come back in 24 hours phase.

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                        • #72
                          yvw

                          yvw, like you said, the trick is to delete ALL of the lines starting with # at the top of the file, not just half of them and replace them with the lines Ann gave

                          #teamwork

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by sunkeeper View Post
                            I tired this but didn't delete ALL of the lines, only to *THE EXPORTED DATA IS* I left the other lines beginning with # and it appears to have worked this time! Thanks for this, been trying for weeks to get this file uploaded, now we wait to see if any matches actually show up, I now am in the come back in 24 hours phase.
                            I did the same and it seems to have finally worked!

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                            • #74
                              Yeesh! I have been racking my brain trying to make this work.. flipped those couple of bits and uploaded first try..

                              Thanks Wilters!


                              Originally posted by wilters View Post
                              For those of you unable to upload Ancestry raw dna data to FTDNA.

                              The latest I got from FTDNA Customer Support asserted that "reads for specific SNPs are in the wrong locations in the files". This turns out to be rubbish.

                              I imported into Excel a file that would upload and a file that would not. I then got Excel to identify differences between the files. The differences are NOT associated with SNP locations. The differences are purely related to the pre-amble text in the Ancestry raw dna data files. By changing the preamble text, the files will upload.

                              The following preamble is from a file that will not upload:

                              #AncestryDNA raw data download
                              #This file was generated by AncestryDNA at: 05/15/2017 03:51:26 UTC
                              #Data was collected using AncestryDNA array version: V1.0
                              #Data is formatted using AncestryDNA converter version: V1.0
                              #Below is a text version of your DNA file from Ancestry.com DNA, LLC. THIS
                              #INFORMATION IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE AND IS INTENDED FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
                              #ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR MEDICAL OR HEALTH PURPOSES. THE EXPORTED DATA IS


                              However, this text will upload:

                              #AncestryDNA raw data download
                              #This file was generated by AncestryDNA at: 05/28/2017 23:32:38 UTC
                              #Data was collected using AncestryDNA array version: V2.0
                              #Data is formatted using AncestryDNA converter version: V1.0
                              #Below is a text version of your DNA file from Ancestry.com DNA, LLC. THIS
                              #INFORMATION IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE AND IS INTENDED FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
                              #ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR MEDICAL, DIAGNOSTIC, OR HEALTH PURPOSES. THE EXPORTED DATA IS

                              Ignoring the different times in line 2, the key changes are:

                              Line 3: "V2.0" instead of "V1.0"

                              Line beginning "#ONLY": add ", DIAGNOSTIC,"

                              When I changed the text as above, two Ancestry files that previously failed (many times) to upload, then uploaded at the first attempt.

                              Heaven knows why the FTDNA upload converter concerns itself with the preamble. Clearly GEDMATCH does not because as I and others discovered our unaltered files would readily upload to GEDMATCH.

                              And shame on you FTDNA to assert the problem was related to SNPs being in the wrong location. FTDNA: get your house in order!

                              There is, of course, another issue related to why Ancestry changed the collection version and other text. Ancestry DNA extractions in Feb and 28 May had "V2.0" text, while extractions on 15 May had "V1.0". I am tackling Ancestry on that point.

                              G

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                              • #75
                                Error message

                                I am receiving the same error message for several days now. I have tried upward of 30 times to upload this. I have tried all the solutions.

                                Will FTDNA support be able to help via phone better?

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