There's a Knowledge Base article on this subject you might want to read:
Which basically says 'upgrade to a later version'. Which is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard. There must be a simpler, even temporary, solution out there. Upgrading to the latest version of Filemaker, on a bespoke database with 32 sub-databases, doesn't fill me with glee. I know we've got to do it eventually but, at the busiest time of the year, now is not the time.
Alternatively can I load this new iMac with Leopard and run Filemaker 6 on that? Anyone?
Greetings of the Season.
FileMaker Pro 6 was neither tested with Leopard nor Snow Leopard. The official policy is that FileMaker Pro 6 is no longer supported. However, I have FileMaker Pro 6 installed on my Leopard machine (10.5.8), and although I don't use it extensively, it does run. I also have FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5, 9 and 10 installed. I have not moved my machine to Snow Leopard because of the reported problems of earlier products listed in Knowledge Base Article #7355:
However, I do have access to a Snow Leopard machine that I use to test customer issues.
I know this doesn't answer your question about reverting your new Mac to Leopard, as that would be a question for an Apple technician, but I thought the information would be helpful.
Just upgraded to snow leopard and now filemaker pro 6 are 'corrupt'. Recovery is run and all is salvaged however still cannot open. Will filemaker pro 6 files convert over to filemaker pro 10 files?
Filemaker 10 will convert Filemaker 6 files. You will need to examine and test the converted files to check for issues. Depending on the complexity of your files and scripts, you may find you have just a few adjustments to make to your converted files or you may have quite a few.