1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 17, 2012 11:15 AM by philmodjunk

    Sharing a file



      Sharing a file


       I've attempted unsuccessfully to share a file with a co-worker. How do I undo everything I've done (account privileges, accounts, authorization, ect.) and start fresh without losing any data. I then want to share my database with someone giving them full access to the file. I would like for us both to be able to access the file and use/update it at the same time.

        • 1. Re: Sharing a file

          What problems are your current settings in Manage | Security causing for you? Can you open it with a full access password?

          Sharing is set up by selecting options from the File | Sharing. Once these options are selected, you can open the file on the computer where the file is stored and up to 9 other users can use Open Remote to find and open the shared file. Do not attempt to put the file on a shared directory and have each user access the file by opening it directly as this can damage your database file.

          Sharing settings:

          Open the databse file and then open Sharing | FileMaker Network...

          Click "On" to turn network sharing on for your copy of the FileMaker application.

          Select your file in the list of open files shown in this dialog and select the "all users" option.

          Now, other users on the same local area network launch their copies of FileMaker pro and use Open Remote to access the same file. Each user can use the same account name and password or you can use Manage | Security to issue them individual accounts and passwords.