Thank you for the post.
I am unable to replicate. To attempt to replicate, I performed the following steps:
1. Placed an alias on my desktop that opens to the FMServer_Sample.fmp12 on a remote FileMaker Server.
2. Shut down the remote FileMaker Server (to severe the network connection to the server).
3. Opened FileMaker Pro 13.0v5 (Advanced)
4. Clicked File > Open > Pointed at Desktop
Actual Result: Files on my desktop immediately display without hanging.
Perhaps, I am missing a step to replicate?
Interesting. I don't think your'e missing a step. I am using the trial version of v13 and licensed v12.
I'm not sure what's going on, but would it make a difference if your server is not on a local network (or is it already not on a local network?).
If there's a log that I could send along, I would. Just give me instructions.
Thank you for the replies.
"would it make a difference if your server is not on a local network (or is it already not on a local network?)."
The server was on the local network; however, the computer was off at the time of the test and at that point not on any network. The only time a log is generated with FileMaker Pro is if the application crashes.
Since this occurs for you with two different versions of the software, then I suspect something else on the system may be causing the hang.
Are any third party plugins in use?
Are any other database files already open at the time of the hang?
Try another admin user on the same computer and let me know if the issue reproduces to rule out a problem with the user account.