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Convert FP1 Database to FP12

Question asked by JoeyHogan on Dec 13, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 15, 2012 by philmodjunk


Convert FP1 Database to FP12

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     Hello all!

     We've been running our payroll datbases on an ancient Macintosh server running Mac OS 9 and FileMaker Server 3.0. However, after a few recent failures, I convinced the powers-that-be that it may be time to upgrade, so they purchsaed a copy of FileMaker Server 12, which I set up on a VM running Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter.

     However, the datbases are so old that I can't get them to open on the new server. I tried opening them in FileMaker Pro 12, but that said that they were created in FileMaker 1.0 and couldn't be opened. I'm not sure what version was used to created these datbases (or, for that matter, if they were created before or after I was born), but they were ran on a copy of FM Server 3.0, and we have copies of FileMaker Pro 4.0 for Windows and Mac OS, and 5.0 for Mac OS. Is there any way I can convert the databases using what I have to work with FPS 12?