1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 21, 2011 12:10 PM by philmodjunk

    Need Admin Access to an old .fp5 database.

    stevenkw

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      Need Admin Access to an old .fp5 database.

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      Hello,

      I have an old .fp5 database that I need admin access to. I have edit access but I relly need to get into the file so i can completely control it. The file is still in use but the person with the admin apssword is long since gone.

      Is this a service that FileMaker inc provides? I'd rather not download some sketchy software to unlock the file.

      Any recomendations?

      Thank you,

      --StevenKW

        • 1. Re: Need Admin Access to an old .fp5 database.
          philmodjunk

          That "sketchy software" is probably your only option. If you have or can find a password cracker for filemaker 5, use it on a copy of your file to see if you can open the copy, then see if you can open access privileges and read the original admin level password. (The older versions didn't hide passwords under bullet characters so you can open this part of the system up and read the defined passwords.)

          Once you know the password, you can try on your original copy and discard the "cracked" copy that may have been modified by the software you used to open it.