1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 8, 2008 8:26 AM by TSGal

    XXX.fp7 is locked... Use Open Remote to open

    LeoCA

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      XXX.fp7 is locked... Use Open Remote to open

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      We are using FileMaker Pro 8.5 and fp7 is place on a network shared drive.

      The first person open the file always Open it for sharing. Others just use Open Remote to access the file.

      It works fine since we only have 5 users.

       

      The following happens recently: it keeps saying the file is locked (for the first user ,we check to make sure no one opens the file) and it may be accessed by using Open Remote.  When trying Open Remote, there is nothing available.  I guess we rule out someone open it, but why it is locked?  Is this a system problem or network problem?

       

      Any help is appreciated.

       

      LeoCA

       

       

        • 1. Re: XXX.fp7 is locked... Use Open Remote to open
          TSGal

          LeoCA:

           

          Thank you for your post.

           

          Obviously, something has changed, so let's try moving the file to the local machine and try opening it.  If the file does not open on the local machine, then there may be something wrong with the file.  Remove the local machine from the network and try again.  If it still doesn't open, then there is something wrong with the file.  If the file does open, then you can start looking at what is occurring on the network, or check the server for read/write privileges, etc.

           

          Please keep me posted to what you find.  This may help other users who encounter the same problem.

           

          TSGal

          FileMaker, Inc.