1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 17, 2011 10:52 AM by philmodjunk

    Filemaker2 to Filemaker 11



      Filemaker2 to Filemaker 11


      FileMaker Pro

      Operating system version


      Description of the issue

      Converting Filemaker Pro 2 to Filemaker Pro 11.  Have taken all steps to ensure proper conversion.  Trying to open files and username/password box will not recognize our combination.  Let me know if there is a way to bypass or reconfigure so I can open our files.

        • 1. Re: Filemaker2 to Filemaker 11

          Old FileMaker Files did not have an account name. Your converted files do.

          Have you tried entering the password twice, as both the account name and the password?

          Old passwords were not case sensitive. The Passwords in your new files are case sensitive. Make sure that you capitalize correctly when entering the password, you may have to open the original files and look to see how they were capitalized.

          These are the two most likely causes of trouble.

          If all else fails, you may want to export the data out of your 2 files into tab separated files and then import the data into a new Filemaker 11 file with the new table option. This will recreate the original table in your new file, but other parts of your original file such as your layout design is not imported. This, however, may not be a major issue as the many changes made to FileMaker from 2 to 11--you may find that you want to redesign the layouts anyway.