Can you change the extension, recover the file, change the extension back?
yes I could. Actually that's what I do.
But I wish it would be possible to select it as it is.
I see your point. That makes this more of a feature request than a bug report. :smileywink:
At some point TSgal may chime in with her standard post inviting you to go to the suggest a feature form and suggest it.
Thank you for your posts.
With FileMaker Pro 10 Advanced, when I select "Recover" from the File menu, I am able to select a runtime database file (Test.USR) to recover, and I'm able to give it a .USR extension. Even if I change the extension to something else, Recover still recognizes the database file, and I'm able to select it.
What exactly happens when you try to do this? Is the file grayed out?
Any other information you can provide may help me duplicate the problem.
The solution files are grayed out in the "select file dialogue".
Have you tried a bound solution with a custom extension other than "default" custom extensions .USR.
Ours is .MOA and RK4. Both registered with Apple.
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I created a runtime application with the database file named Test.RK4, and I'm able to select it when I choose Recover. Here are the exact steps I took:
1. From within FileMaker Pro 10 Advanced 10.0v2, I pulled down the Tools menu and selected "Developer Utilities..."
2. I clicked "Add" and selected Test.fp7.
3. Rename File: Test111
4. Project Folder: Desktop
5. Under Solution Options...
a. checked "Create Runtime solution application(s)"
b. Runtime name: Test222
c. Extension: RK4
6. Click OK, and click Create.
7. When completed, I pull down the File menu and select "Recover...". I go to the Desktop, open the folder Test222, select Test.RK4, save as Test Recovered.RK4.
Let me know what I am doing differently than you.