The 30 day demos on this page will convert the files (.fp5) to (.fp7)
I seem to have lost the link to all the fmp trials
If you did not do the conversion during your FMP11 trial, you can install it on another computer and convert.
Converting files to FileMaker Pro 12 (.fmp12)
Upgrading FileMaker Pro, Part 1 - FileMaker Conversion
Hi and thanks for the info! I have seen that page, and unfortunately these solutions won't work for me.
FM12 won't open the files, I get a message saying the file "was created by version 1.0 of FileMaker and cannot be opened by this version (v12.0). Please use version 1.0 to view this file."
even though the files are from v fm 5. If I change the extension to ".fp5" I get a message saying the file "was created by version 5.0 of FileMaker and cannot be opened by this version (v12.0). Please use version 5.0 to view this file."
and a demo of fm 11 won't work for me, I had the demo installed at some point in the past and its run out of time.
This is why I'm looking for an outside solution to open the files, even something that will import the data from the fm file into a spreadsheet or something.
You have to open it with FM 11 to convert. You can install the demo of fm11 on a different computer to do the conversion. You may can contact FM and see if they will convert it for you.