3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 29, 2013 1:10 AM by IanSweet

    FMP6

    IanSweet

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      FMP6

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           I have been happily using FMP6v4 on my Mac for years (OS = 10.6.8)

           All of a sudden it won't work. I can open files but then  I get the colorful spinning wheel and cannot enter anything.

           Do I finally need to upgrade? Or is there something I can do to keep using this version.

           Thanks, Ian

        • 1. Re: FMP6
          JimMac

               I still have a few fmp6 working DB's.  I don't think it is the MacOS, but not sure.  When did you last Software Update 10.6.8?  Try a back up or do a Recover Files from FMP6.

               Jim...

          • 2. Re: FMP6
            davidanders

                 Is it the harddrive? the OSX install? the FMP install? the User plists? the database itself?

                 Start 10.6.8 with Shift Key down (wired keyboard) - this will start in Safe Mode and the HD will be repaired.  http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1455
                 Try opening database.

                 OR Download, Install and Run AppleJack - use the command line "applejack auto restart"   http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/15667/applejack

                 Make a New User with admin privileges in Users in System Preferences - logout, login as New User and test database.
                 If it works the problem is in the User Folder, not the System Library or the FMP install.

                 A recover of the database may help diagnose a database problem  http://www.fileshoppe.com/recover.htm
                 Does a newly created database open and run? If so, it is likely the database and not FMP installation.

            • 3. Re: FMP6
              IanSweet

                   THanks Jim and David.

                   A bit embarrassing.  I had thought that My Mac was checking for software updates automatically.  Apparently not, so after I updated the software and restarted the computer, the FMP6 started working again.  Woo hoo.  All my recipes, wine lists, music cheat sheets, and addresses are accessible once again!

                    

                   THanks  again.

                   Ian