What do you mean by "restore"?
Was the original folder moved or deleted?
Did you experience a crash?
restore - as in from an online backup, however it was just a straight copy of the progam file folder (aka uselss unless installed - fmsmema.dll is corrupt or not in the correct location asking to re-install)
It was a total server crash, had to restore the OS.
here is a screen shot of the recoverd files
Thanks, unfortunately its looking like i may have to upgrade
If I understand what you did, I believe you'd need to run the install again. I gather you don't have the installer for server 5.5? If you have the installer, you should be able to simply re-install.
I upgraded from 5.5 to 10 last year for both server and pro. It was worth it, but it's a major job. One of the reasons we upgrades was so we could pick the time and pace of the upgrade process without having to do it all on an emergency basis.
If you choose to upgrade, first check your server specs against that published by Filemaker INc for server 11. The system reqs go up with each release and you may have to upgrade your hardware as well as the filemaker applications.
Here's very useful article on file conversion that you'll need to check out as well: http://filemaker.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a _id/750
converted the files by installing FM11 client and dragging the fp5 files onto the FM11 icon and providing the menu password, resulting in fp7 files which can be managed using FM11