1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 6, 2012 7:53 AM by davidanders

    Upgrading to 6 to 11 to 12 missing translator

    PierreBeauchemin

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      Upgrading to 6 to 11 to 12 missing translator

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      I chose FMPtrial6 from FMP11 and it says it is missing a translator and cannot open.  Anyone know what I am doing wrong?

      And now I cannot open  old database. 

        • 1. Re: Upgrading to 6 to 11 to 12 missing translator
          davidanders

          Always backup and doing a conversion work on a copy of the database.

          You  have a database with what extension? fm3, fm5, fm7

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileMaker

          FileMaker files are compatible between Mac and Windows. File type extensions are

          • .fm since FileMaker Pro 2.0
          • .fp3 since FileMaker Pro 3.0
          • .fp5 since FileMaker Pro 5.0
          • .fp7 since FileMaker Pro 7.0, (including FileMaker Go 1.0)
          • .fmp12 since FileMaker Pro 12

           

          http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10571/~/converting-files-to-filemaker-pro-12

           FileMaker Version

           Step 1

           Step 2

           Step 3

          If your current version of FileMaker Pro is 11, 10, 9, 8 or 7 (.fp7),  files will convert directly to FileMaker Pro 12 and there is no additional conversion necessary. Open File with FileMaker Pro 12    
          If your current version of FileMaker Pro is 6, 5, 4, or 3, files will need to be converted to FileMaker Pro 11 before they can be converted to FileMaker Pro 12.

          Open File with FileMaker Pro 11

          Open File with FileMaker Pro 12  
          If your current version of FileMaker Pro is 2.x, or FileMaker Pro 1, files will need to be converted to FileMaker Pro 6, then to FileMaker Pro 11 before being converted to FileMaker Pro 12. Open File with FileMaker Pro 6 Open File with FileMaker Pro 11 Open File with FileMaker Pro 12

           

          http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5475/related/1
          What previous versions of FileMaker will FileMaker Pro 7 and later convert?

          Answer ID: 5475
          Last Updated: Jun 30, 2009