4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 1, 2010 10:05 AM by philmodjunk

    Sharing the Databse



      Sharing the Databse


      I have a copy of FileMaker Pro 10 and I would like to install it on my colleague's computer (MAC). She already has FileMaker 8 installed.

      After inserting the disk and clicking open, i received an alert that the "disk images failed to load", the reason being "invalid checksum" for fmp_10.1.93.dmg

      What can i do to get this sorted out, or is there an easier way of sharing the database.


        • 1. Re: Sharing the Databse

          Well, unless you own 2 licenses I think that's against the license agreement, isn't it?


          You could turn on the Instant Web Publishing (File / Sharing...)  Then your coworker can see the DB in a browser window.  I've used it and it's really quite easy to set up.



          • 2. Re: Sharing the Databse

            I have the same problem with "invalid checksum" - but I DO have two licences......

            • 3. Re: Sharing the Databse

              You have Filemaker 10, your colleage has Filemaker 8. If sharing is your only goal....

              If you open a database in 10, have sharing turned on, she will be able to open the database.

              There are some FMP 10 specific features they will not be able to access, but the database will essentially work

              • 4. Re: Sharing the Databse

                Are you instaling from a disk?


                That error message could be caused by something as simple as a finger print or scratch on the disk. If that's possible, try carefully cleaning your disk and trying again. (The licensing issues shouldn't keep filemaker from installing. They'll just keep the two installations from sharing a file unless you use separate install codes or a code with more than one "seat" to it.)