Since you've installed FileMaker on a different computer (If I follow all the details correctly), have you enabled sharing for FileMaker on this new computer? This is an option in the File menu.
Thanx for the reply. Sadly yes i've checked and re checked that, turned it off, turned it back on, rebbooted and re installed but still no joy. I just spoke to Filemaker tech support and they are saying that it's something with Lion and they can't help. Although they don'y know what it is!?
Any other suggestions from anyone, very greatfully received.
What I am tryign to achieve is a secure way to let a user access a file on the same machine without any way of them being able to get to or copy the file. If anyone has a better way of doing that, I'd also be glad to hear it. The Users have different accounts and priviledges already and ideally I need two people to be able to access the file at once.
Thanx in advance!
Just in case anyone else ever comes across this problem, a very helpful man called Joakim at Filemaket Tech Support in the UK has helped me solve it.
It appears that there may be a conflict with FMP 10 Advanced and Lion, although they couldn't re create the problem the fix was: Instead of looking for Local hosts when opening the remote file, go to favourite hosts and enter 127.0.0.1 as teh ip address. This essentially gives you an an internal connection regardless of the network and, for me, worked perfectly.
I hope this helps someone else, although I appreciate most people don't run a small system like this, although maybe that's because they don't know they can!
Thanx to Joakim.