New PC new version of FM pro
Going from a windows xp machine with FM pro 5.5 to Win 7 pro with FM 12, what is involved with doing this?
There are a lot of versions between 5.5 and 12. As I understand it, you'll need to use a trial install of FileMaker 11 to convert the files from 5.5 format to 11's .fp7 file format, then you can use Filemaker 12 to open and convert them yet again.
You'll need to test the converted files extensively to find and correct any issues that did not perfectly convert.
This knowledgeBase article should provide more useful info: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10571/kw/converting
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