Where is this file located? On the same machine that you have FileMaker installed or in a shared directory on a File Server?
It is in a shared directory on a server. I talked to everyone else that has access and no one is using it
Thank you for the post.
Copy the file down on to the computer's local drive and attempt to open the file. Does the file open locally? This will help us to determine if the issue relates to the file or the way it's currently being accessed.TSFalconFileMaker, Inc.
Copying and pasting it worked. This would mean there is an issue with the way we are accessing it - correct?
Thank you for the reply.
FileMaker will not stop you from accessing a file on a shared drive or even hosting the file from a shared drive, but it will throw a staunch warning that we do not recommend hosting that way. Best practices would be to use FileMaker Server as the host or FileMaker Pro as the host with the file residing on a drive local to the host computer.
Please don't hesitate to respond with any additional questions.
I recommend runing a recover on this file to see if it might be damaged as that might be what was triggering the error message.
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).