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Filemaker v9 consistency check

Question asked by RobW on Oct 15, 2008
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2008 by RobW


Filemaker v9 consistency check


Since upgrading to Filemaker v9 we are seeing many "File Damaged" errors that we did not have before with versions 7 and 8.5.  I have heard that the consistency check on opening was removed from versions 6, 7, and 8 / 8.5 but was reinstated in version 9.  Is this true?  I have seen nothing "official" from Filemaker on this subject & would like to confirm what I am hearing elsewhere.  The solution (open in previous version & save compacted copy) is proving difficult in our case.  These databases are running on offshore supply vessels that are frequently away from port for long periods and the users are locked out of the File menu commands that would allow them to perform a Save As...  These files will open without this error in the older versions of Filemaker.  If this is going to be a continuing problem, we will have to find some way to deal with it!

Thanks, Rob