1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 27, 2011 9:33 AM by philmodjunk

    File suddenly become NOT modifiable



      File suddenly become NOT modifiable


      FileMaker Pro



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      Description of the issue

      I have been developing my database with FileMaker 11. I seperate the data with my layout/reports in different database so that I can minimize the inconvenience caused to my users when I change and modify the layouts.
      When I want to make some changes to an existing layout yesterday, I was suddenly being prompt to an error message: "The action cannot be performed because this file is not modifiable." However, I have NOT put any security setting in place. May I know what is the problem and how I can resolve it?

        • 1. Re: File suddenly become NOT modifiable

          The problem is likely with your operating system instead of your file. Try dragging this file out on your desktop before opening it. If it opens without this error message there, that would confirm that the directory where you currently place this file no longer grants you write privileges. You can also right click the file and check it's properties to make sure that it did not somehow get changed to "read only".