How did you do the conversion?
I can't see the layout names in the two images. Are you sure that both of these layouts are actually the same layout?
If this really is the same layout or the layout in the first picture truly is no where to be found in the second picture, you might try recovering the file in FMP 5, and then convert the recovered copy to see if you get the same result.
Hidden damage to the file or the layout might not be noticeable as an issue in FMP 5, but still might cause a problem during conversion of the file.
@Mark Gores; I simply imported the .fp5 file in .fp11. (Possible that it was needed to convert to .fp7 first, don't exactly remember.) It was asked to convert it to a newer format (and a message saying date formats were changed on the OS), and done.
@PhilModJunk; These should be the same layouts normally. I opened the Layout dialog on the .fp11 for you in the image below.
I'm new to Filemaker, so it could be possible i'm missing something.
I simply imported the .fp5 file in .fp11. (Possible that it was needed to convert to .fp7 first, don't exactly remember.)
There is no such file extension as .fp11. All versions from Filemaker 7 through 11 use the same file format and extension: .fp7.
It appears that the layout itself is not missing, but that the objects placed on the layout did not survive the conversion process. Either that or you used Import Records to import the data instead of actually converting the file. If you just import records, you get the data and not the layouts, scripts, etc.
To convert a .fp5 file for use with FileMaker 11, Launch FileMaker 11 and use Open from FileMaker's file menu to open the file and produce a copy converted to the .fp7 file format
Woops, I mean .fp7. I was assuming the file extensions followed the version numbers. I did convert it simply by opening the file in FileMaker 11. Any ideas how I could propagate the layout objects? Thanks&Greetings
Did you try using your original version to recover the original file and then convert the recovered copy to the .fp7 file format?
I received the file from one of the users of the system. It is an export of an operational system running FileMaker Pro 5.
Could it be that the export was done wrong?
Are you still able to open the old version of the file in FMP 5? If so, run the recovery within FMP5 as Phil suggested, then try to open the recovered file in FMP11.
If that doesn't work you can open the old version and the new version at the same time and copy/paste the layout from old into new. You will have to clean it up a little and probably have to remap the field placeholders to the proper fields and redo any script triggers, etc.
What kind of "export"? Why not just a copy of the original file? If they exported to a text file, or a new FileMaker file, all you have been given is the data, not the layouts and scripts of the original file.
If you don't have a copy of FileMaker 6 or older to run that recovery, you can still download a trial copy of that software if you have a machine with an OS that will run it. (Software that old may not run on the newest OS versions.) Then you can do the recover yourself before attempting a new conversion of the file.
I think this knowledge base article includes a download link for FileMaker 6: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/750/kw/converting
Little update: it worked!!
As Phil said, the export only gave me the data. So I could simply stop the old Filemaker, copy the file and import/convert it in FM11.
(And to think that I struggled with this for such a long time, and the solution is so trivial..)
Thank you for your support guys!