Our company runs filemaker off a server which everyone has access too instead of purely running a copy on the desktop.
Does this mean that the file has been placed in a shared directory and you open it by going to that shared directory to open the database file instead of using Open Remote to access the database while it is hosted with FileMaker Pro or Filemaker Server?
If so, there is a good chance that your database is damaged. Filemaker strongly recommends against file sharing as a way to share a FileMaker database due that risk of file corruption.
No it is not shared we all have our own login to the server each with its own desktop installed version I was more making reference to the storage of the files not the filemaker program itself
Yet that shouldn't produce crashes if you have been successful in using FileMaker 6 on this platform in the past and just recently started getting crashes.
I still suspect that your file may be damaged. Recover a copy of the file and see if the recovered copy has the same problems.
Things to keep in mind about Recover:
While Recover almost always detects and fully corrects any problems with your file...
- The recovered copy may behave differently even if recover reports "no problems found".
- Recover does not detect all problems
- Recover doesn't always fix all problems correctly
- Best Practice is to never put a recovered copy back into regular use or development. Instead, replace the damaged file with an undamaged back up copy if this is at all possible. You may have to save a clone of the back up copy and import all data from your recovered copy to get a working copy with the most up to date information possible.
And here's a knowledgebase article that you may find useful: What to do when your file is corrupt (KB5421).
I do not think it is a problem with a file since I can not even select a file. The crash occurs when filemaker tries to call the dialog to select the file.
The file that I am referring to is your filemaker database file into which you are attempting to import data.
If you are using FileMaker server, you'll have to take the file down off the server before you can produce a recovered copy of the file.