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FP 9.4 losing some photos? not others?

Question asked by carljohansson on Sep 18, 2009
Latest reply on Sep 18, 2009 by philmodjunk


FP 9.4 losing some photos? not others?


We are using FP9.4 to build a data base of tardigrades (microscopic animals).  As part of the data - we enter 2 or 3 photos.  we went with filemaker specifically because it saves the photos as part of the database -  correct?  The photos do not reside in another area - correct?


anyway this is a fairly large data base (for us at least) of 12 gigs.  we put in the photos -  but every time we transfer the info onto another hard drive or another computer -  some of the photos disappear -  others are still there.  My original thought was that some researchers were saving as a file -  others as a picture.  so we reenter over 500 photos, saving all as pictures - all show up -  then we put it onto a hard drive - reopen it -  and like magic they have dissapeared again.  The photos are there when we open the data base on the computer -  but back it up to an external  hard drive -  and there are photos missing in the hard drive data.


anyone have any ideas -  I can't keep going back and rentering hundereds of photos -  only to have the disappear again.


I am not a data base expert -  or even a computer guru -  I'm a biologist for heck sakes -  so I'm handicapped already!


any help/ ideas?


thanks in advance

Carl Johansson