1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 29, 2009 10:51 AM by philmodjunk

    Filemaker Pro 1.x to filemaker pro 10.0



      Filemaker Pro 1.x to filemaker pro 10.0


      Ok! The organization that I belong to has been using filemaker pro 1.x for years and it has been usefull and done what needed to be done! Recently the computer that was running the filemaker was upgraded along with the OS. We started with windows 2002 upgraded to windows xp Pro and now we have replaced the computer with 64bit machine running Vista64 pro. Of course the Filemaker 1.x does not run on the 64 bit machine.


      So now I find out that the files from filemaker 1.x may not work with filemaker 10.0. Is there some procedure to get the database file to work with Filemaker 10.0 - running under a 64 bit machine with Microsoft Vista 64.


      The database has collected data for better than 12 years and is not replacable!


      Please Help!


      Mike -

        • 1. Re: Filemaker Pro 1.x to filemaker pro 10.0

          If you could find the needed intermidiate versions of Filemaker, you might be able to convert the files to FMP 2.5, then to 5.5 then to 10 or some such conversion.


          It'll most likely be less work if you open a new FMP 10 file and design a new database. Then export the data from your current file as a tab or comma separated text file. This data can then be imported into your new FMP 10 file. You'll need to design your FMP 10 file so you have a table where there is a matching field for each field in the FMP 1 file.