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