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Can't find prefs for FM 14 Advanced in Windows registry

Question asked by jreinsch on Aug 11, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2015 by jreinsch


Can't find prefs for FM 14 Advanced in Windows registry


FileMaker Pro


14 Advanced

Operating system version

Windows 7

Description of the issue

Where does FileMaker 14 Advanced keep its preferences? In earlier versions, the Windows registry would have a key like HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\12.0A\Preferences but now there is not even a “14.0A”. In particular, where is the preference for "Expand window contents to improve readability” kept?

My actual need involves a FileMaker runtime solution. In the past, my installer created a value “Expand” with a value of “1” at HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\FileMaker\CAMEOfm\12.0A\Preferences
This ensured that the solution opened with "Expand window contents to improve readability” on. But for a solution created in 14 Advanced, this method no longer works.

If you can answer the question in terms of FileMaker itself, I can probably figure out the appropriate thing to do for runtimes.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Install FileMaker 14 Advanced.
2. Open it, and check "Expand window contents to improve readability" in the preferences.
3. Quit FileMaker.
4. Run regedit.

Expected result

Expect to see HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\14.0A\Preferences

Actual result

There is not even a "14.0A" subkey under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\