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Delay in opening a file

Question asked by PeterMitchell on Jul 27, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 28, 2011 by PeterMitchell


Delay in opening a file


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version


Description of the issue

I have updated my operation system to Lion and my old Filemaker v6 wouldn't work anymore. So I have downloaded the current version on trial. I have two files linked to each other. A database of clients and a database of job sheets with details of every project since 1994. The job sheets make 5.4mb.

The problem I have is that the job sheets file now takes over a minute to open, it used to take a second or two. (The clients file takes seconds).

What do I need to do to speed this up? I'm hesitating to buy the upgrade.

Steps to reproduce the problem

'Open' or click file from within or from outside Filemaker

Expected result

File would open in seconds

Actual result

Takes a few second over a minute to open

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No error message

Configuration information

I've tried re-booting etc.


Sit and wait