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FMP 12 file from Mac OS 10.7 is a problem on Mac OS 10.6 computer with FMP 12

Question asked by BillBitautas on May 23, 2012
Latest reply on May 23, 2012 by BillBitautas


FMP 12 file from Mac OS 10.7 is a problem on Mac OS 10.6 computer with FMP 12


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

10.7 / 10.6

Description of the issue

If I copy a FMP 12 file from my Mac OS 10.7 computer to a Mac OS 10.6 computer with FMP 12, the file appears on the desktop as a Unix file; gray box with green lettering "EXEC". If I double click the file, I receive the attached error message. The receiving computer has both FMP 11 & FMP 12 installed. If I drag the file to the FMP 12 icon in the dock, it will open. The file does have the .fmp12 extension.

Steps to reproduce the problem

I get the exact same result no matter how many times I move the file from computer A to computer B. If I create a file on computer B and copy it to computer A, it appears normal and opens with no problem.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

This is version 11.0. "Britt's new Working Database 4-1 Copy (4/21/12 copy.fmp12" was created by version 12.0 of Filemaker and cannot be opened by this version. Please use version 12.0 to view this file.

Configuration information

Computer A is running Mac OS 10.7 and Filemaker Pro 12.
Computer B is running Mac OS 10.6 and has both Filemaker Pro 11 & 12 installed.


Just dragging the file to the Filemaker Pro 12 icon will open the file, although it still looks like a Unix file when I do that.