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FM10 on OSX 10.8.5 - FileMaker cannot share files because another user...

Question asked by FrankPottner on Dec 16, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2015 by FM10student

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FM10 on OSX 10.8.5 - FileMaker cannot share files because another user...

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After upgrading to OSX 10.8.5 FileMaker 10 wouldn't allow Network Sharing to be turned On; always got the "FileMaker cannot share files because another user is already sharing files using FileMaker Pro on this computer." error.

FM10 also wouldn't Open Remote to a file hosted by FM11 on the same computer.

To fix this problem, do the following;

- quite FM10 & FM11

- right click on FM10 app and select "Show Package Contents", do same for FM11

- copy both the "root.pem" and "server.pem" files from Contents:MacOS into the same folder in the FM10 app ("server.pem" doesn't exist in FM10 but seems to be required)

- should now be able to turn on Network Sharing in both FM10 & FM11 (not at the same time of course) and also Open Remote Files

- only issue seems to be that you can not host the file with one FM and connect to it with the other FM on the same machine

Found the fix here; http://www.sixthwave.net/2014/01/16/fix-for-filemaker-pro-10-on-osx-10-8-5s-inability-to-remote-open-databases/

Hope it saves someone else hours of wasted time.

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