1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 14, 2010 3:52 PM by philmodjunk

    Open Filemakre 2 documents from Filemaker 11

    fredscofield

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      Open Filemakre 2 documents from Filemaker 11

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      How can I open my old Filemaker 2 documents from Filemaker 11 in "Snow Leopard"?

        • 1. Re: Open Filemakre 2 documents from Filemaker 11
          philmodjunk

          You can't directly. The file format has changed too much. You'll need to open it first with an intermediary version such as filemaker 3 to convert it to that format and then use filemaker 11 to open and convert that. The result may or may not require additional changes/updates before you can use the file as you are taking your file through a lot of changes.

           

          An alternative to this is to open the file with filemaker 2, export the data as a tab delimitted file and then import this file into filemaker 11. That approach pulls in only the data and doesnot reproduce any layouts you may have in filemaker 2.

           

          Here's a knowledgebase article on the process:

           

          http://filemaker.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a _id/750