Starting with a new copy of your file each year may not be the best way to manage your data.
To answer the specific question, Open Manage | External Data Sources and look for any references to the older file name. Update them to refer to the new file name and your error dialog should no longer appear when you open the file.
Thanks. I don't know where the Open Manage External Data Sources is located. I have 6.0v4
It doesn't exist in that file. FileMaker 6 doesn't give you direct control of external data source references like the current version does.
You'll have to do this another way.
Make sure that you have the file open with a full access password. (Or no password if there is no password set up for you file.)
When the dialog appears asking you to select the file that no longer exists, select the new file even though the file name is different. That should update the file reference and make this error dialog disappear.
Thank you SO much! Of all the things I have tried in the last several months, I guess I never put the right combination together. Whew! I am considering the upgrade to the current FileMaker version. Do you know if my current files and databases will work in the new version?
They will convert to the new file format, but you'll need to test scripts and make small adjustments to get everything up and working smoothly. (I converted several large systems from 5.5 to 10 a bit over a year ago and most parts of the conversion went smoothly.
Here's knowledgebase article you can read on the subject: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/750/kw/converting