The file formats are different so you will need to convert the files to .fp7 format--the file format used with FileMaker 9 before you can import the data.
You can launch filemaker 9 and then use open from the file menu to open and convert the files.
I recommend that you read ths Knowledge Base article on converting your files:
Converting to .fp7 format: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/750/kw/converting
FileMaker files are compatible between Mac and Windows. File type extensions are
- .fm since FileMaker Pro 2.0
- .fp3 since FileMaker Pro 3.0
- .fp5 since FileMaker Pro 5.0
- .fp7 since FileMaker Pro 7.0, (including FileMaker Go 1.0)
- .fmp12 since FileMaker Pro 12
There could be an intermediate step of converting from FMP ?? to FMP 6, then converting to FMP 9
Conversion & Migration: Things to think about before converting your file(s) to FileMaker Pro 7 through FileMaker Pro 11
Answer ID: 750Last Updated: Nov 06, 2012
SNIP If the file(s) you desire to convert are in one of these formats, they must first be converted using a copy of FileMaker Pro 3.x though FileMaker Pro 6.x before they can be converted into the latest version. If you do not have a previous version of FileMaker Pro available, you can download a trialversion of FileMaker Pro 6 from one of the following links:
Mac 8.x-9.x: http://fmdl.filemaker.com/TBUB/fm/6/Mac/fm_60v1_mac_trial.sit.bin
Mac OS X: http://fmdl.filemaker.com/TBUB/fm/6/MacOSX/fm_60v1_osx_trial.sit