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Dragging a PDF from a Samba network share into a container field

Question asked by FabianCzicholl on Oct 9, 2012


Dragging a PDF from a Samba network share into a container field


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Win7 64 Bit

Description of the issue

Dragging a PDF file into a container field causes FileMaker to hang for around 1 minute when the PDF file is dragged from a samba network drive.
Image and text files work without a problem, also any kind of files when dragged from the local harddrive.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Windows 7, 64 bit. FileMaker 12.0v2
Create a layout with a container field.
Map a network drive (i.e. G: to \\\mypath) and drag a PDF file from this path into the container field

Expected result

show PDF instantly in container field

Actual result

FileMaker hangs for over a minute, rendering the Windows Explorer source of the PDF file and FileMaker inresponsive

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information

container field values stored without encryption externally, not in FileMaker file.
Container field display properties do not matter (optimized for images or PDF/ play files directly have no effect on the result)


drag the file from the network share i.e. onto your Desktop and immediately drag this file into the container field.