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Finding Path Name in FMPro 11

Question asked by GaryMak on Jul 27, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 3, 2011 by GaryMak


Finding Path Name in FMPro 11


This is a really simple question about how to find the path name of a file in FMPro11.

How do you find it?

In virtually all Mac OS programs, if you need to know the location of a file that is open, you simply click on the title of the open file, and it immediately shows you the hierarchy of folders containing the file.... except this has been disabled in FMPro.

(In the multiple iterations and problems of upgrading FM files from 6 to 8 to 11, I have several versions of the files, plus of course backups on external hard drives.  I'm not sure where one file is coming from because in the folder that contains all the files associated with the database, I changed the name of one file to better reflect it's content.  However, when a script is executed to retrieve this linked file, it pulls up the old file with the old name - and I have no idea where it is getting that file from since I changed the name of the file.  Clearly, there is another file with the same name.

All this would be simple if FM had the standard Mac function of seeing the hierarchy of folderrs - I'd know where that file was located.

So, again, how the heck do you find the location of a file on your computer in FM11? (Yes, I'm aware of Spotlight...file all. But there has to be a different way..)