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Unable to open files stored on Dropbox using FileMaker Go

Question asked by ChristianBoyce on Jul 21, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2014 by philmodjunk

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Unable to open files stored on Dropbox using FileMaker Go

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I have FileMaker files stored on Dropbox. I have Dropbox on my iPhone. If I go to Dropbox on my iPhone, I see the files, and if I tap one to open it FileMaker Go does NOT launch. Instead I see a big mess of text, as if FileMaker Go is not being invoked at all (I'm sure that's the case). 

If I try to do it the other way around (starting in FileMaker Go) I can't locate the Dropbox. 

Has anyone managed to open a FileMaker file stored on Dropbox? The demo/infomercial mentions Dropbox at the end, saying "it works" but it sure doesn't work here. The FileMaker file icons don't look right on the files when viewed via Dropbox on the iPhone though the files work fine on my Macs. Every other file type that I tried opens fine: Excel, PDF, Word.

iPhone 4, iOS 4.0.1, FileMaker Go 1.0.2 (started with 1.0.1 this morning, same issue), Dropbox 1.2.3. I tried restarting the iPhone also. No luck.

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