try: Account Name: Admin ; Password: your password
When an old file like this gets converted, the username and password are the old password. But you can leave the username empty and just type the password.
Try just typing in the password again (leaving the user name empty). But bear in mind that passwords are now case sensitive - so you should check the EXACT password in the old file.
I tried the admin but that didn't work. I left the username blank and did my password with a capital letter. The password was mail on this database and then so i tried Mail and and it worked! Thanks. I changed it to lower now. Thanks again so much! I feel dumb that I didn't try that!
Perhaps the original password was "Mail", but the older version of filemaker was case insensitive so thats why "mail" worked as well. Good thing for you the original password wasn't "maiL" or some other odd combination.
Yes I know! Otherwise I would still be sitting here trying to figure it out! We wouldn't have it that hard either though. We like it easy!
The 'no user name' worked for me too! Thank you so much!!
- for me, too; updating a database from Filemaker pro 6 after a version 10 purchase.
It seems as if the former version did not associate a username with the password-protected database.
Is it not possible to warn/inform the updating user about that problem? Or maybe it exists and I missed it.
But it sure is unpleasant to type in the correct pasword and get a failed-message....
So thanks for the tip about the workaround, David!