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15 ? yrs ago dad set a password for database.  Now we are locked out-cant remember it!

Question asked by CristiBrick on Jun 2, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 2, 2011 by philmodjunk

Summary

15 ? yrs ago dad set a password for database.  Now we are locked out-cant remember it!

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

4.0

Operating system version

MAC OS 9

Description of the issue

We finally have the money to upgrade hardware and software! However, we find we can't because all those yrs ago, maybe 20 or more, when dad went from a Commodore 64 to his first MAC, he set a password.  I have tried everything.  We can't take our invoice files and load them on another computer with any function but as a 'guest' for 'viewing only'.  Please help.  He is too old to re-write the codes.  There is no way I can write them.  I have to transfer our company files on to a newer PC so that I can open them and edit them as admin.

Steps to reproduce the problem

I load Filemaker Pro 8 on to my PC
I ask to open an existing file.
It offers me the admin login + password, or GUEST

If I select Guest, I can view them, but can't edit them or add to them.

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