2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2012 3:34 PM by davidanders

    Not modifiable



      Not modifiable


      I have FileMaker 10 and have developed a program on it.  I recently had to have my computer formated and them put FMP back on the computer, however, everytime I go into layout and try to do something I get the message saying that this file is not modifiable.  When I go into Accounts And Privileges it says that I'm still the admin. so I'm lost as to what I need to do now.

      Can you help?


      Thank you so much.



        • 1. Re: Not modifiable

          Try moving your file to a different location such as your desktop. The message, as you have correctly understood, is telling you that the OS is not permitting changes to the file. You'll need to examine the permissions on all folders enclosing your file and you may find that the file itself has the "read only" property set.

          • 2. Re: Not modifiable

            Individual files can be set to "Read Only"

            Get Properties (or Get Info) of the database - you don't say Win or Mac, I assume Win.

            Also the location of the file can prevent changes - move a copy to your desktop.