5 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2012 11:28 AM by BillBitautas

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



      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.