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lost external container field data

Question asked by SuzieMuchnick_2 on May 8, 2014
Latest reply on May 8, 2014 by SuzieMuchnick_2


lost external container field data


     Yep, you read it right.

     I moved container  external data locations-in Finder.* Then, I re-assigned the paths both at field level and manage level. The external photos (only 2300!) are all in the right place. I confirmed by adding a photo to a record and watched where FileMaker Pro put the new picture.

     But FileMaker Pro doesn't see them. As there is no identifying data on the picture file (and even the meta data is uneven), I can't simply re-import. So the question is this: is there any way at all to make FileMaker Pro reach out and see those external container photos?

     FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.0v1 on Mac 10.9.2.

     *Yes, I know this was a bad move. Yes, I've learned the lesson: do not screw around with external container data files in Finder. Ever.