1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 20, 2012 6:39 AM by philmodjunk

    Converting old FMPro 6 databases



      Converting old FMPro 6 databases

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      I have an old FM5.5 server running a number of legacy databases. These were created by a former head of service who is no longer contactable. The databases have admin passwords set which we do not know. Is there a way of importing/converting the data from these into a newer veriosn of FMPro or even into another package and then FMPRo?

      I realise this is probably a long shot, but any suggestions gratefully received...

        • 1. Re: Converting old FMPro 6 databases

          Not without the admin passwords. Don't know if they are still around, but third parties used to offer a "pasword cracker" utility. If you can find such a widget, use a copy of your files and this utility to open the files. You can then open FileMaker 5's version of manage security and read the actual passwords used. Then you can use fileMaker 11 to open your original copies and use the admin password to open them. FileMaker will generate converted copies of your database for use with FileMaker 11. These converted copies may run perfectly, but chances are that some small changes will need to be made before they run perfectly in version 11.

          See this knowledgebase article for more on file conversion: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/750/kw/converting