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FMP13- opening multiple files, each with diff priv and pw

Question asked by jdevans on Feb 23, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2015 by jdevans


FMP13- opening multiple files, each with diff priv and pw


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)

Description of the issue

I have a user who needs to be able to log-in (using SHIFT+open) to about 3 or 4 different filemaker files at the same time. Two of these files have the same username/pw. Third one has its own username/pw. 4th doesn't require username/pw (logs in as Guest). These files were recently converted from old fp5 files. We have tried to do as little changes to them as possible so that the users will get a similar look/feel/performance as they did previously in FileMaker Pro 5.

When this user might inadvertently close one of the files he opened using SHIFT+open to get to the login dialog (keeping the others open)...then subsequently tries to re-open it doing the same, as long as the FileMaker Pro 13 application hasn't been closed altogether, he doesn't get the login screen, and often, doesn't get the privileges he had before. He then has to close all files, close FileMaker Pro 13, and then start all over again opening each file using SHIFT+open.

Any idea what is going on here?