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Can't export files with the .txt extension

Question asked by DouglasFry on Aug 15, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2012 by disabled_ntaylor


Can't export files with the .txt extension


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion

Description of the issue

When Exporting anything from the new version of FM Pro you cannot use the .txt extension. While this seems like a little thing it is a huge problem for us. We import from FMP into Adobe Creative Suite. CS does not "see" a file with the .tab extension.
Try it. Try to export a file as a .txt file. All previous versions of FM have had that ability. From FileMaker back in the late 80s to the last version had that ability. Now it's gone?
Am I missing something?

Steps to reproduce the problem

Go to File and then to Export. Try to export any type of file and use a .txt extension. It will always append the .csv, .tab, or whatever it wants to the file name.

Expected result

One should be able to export a File.txt but it always results in

Actual result, File.csv, etc.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No error message. Just the inability to save or export a file as a .txt file

Configuration information

Mac OS X


After exporting the file go to the finder and rename the to become File.txt. Nothing but the name has changed but it works properly.