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Restore native Filemaker files from runtime versions

Question asked by rgs on Jul 18, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 20, 2011 by aammondd

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Restore native Filemaker files from runtime versions

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I have an external HD that failed while reloading data to a freshly formatted main HD. On the failed drive were two FileMaker databases that are badly needed. I have the raw data in tact and I have runtime versions of both databases but am not looking forward to rebuilding the original FileMaker databases from scratch.

I have been told that the the runtime versions can be turned back into native Filemaker files but that they can not be used to build new runtime versions after the conversions. The problem is I need to use the runtime versions to collect updates from several other people and then import into an original FileMaker file.

Is there any way to copy or import the database design from the runtime versions to a new Filemaker file? Are there services anyone can refer me to that might be able to use the runtime versions to build new Filemaker files that can later be used to build new runtime versions.

Thanks for your help.

Richard Smith 

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