Turn off the G5 (assuming it's not turned off). FM could be recognizing two computers on the same network using the same license. Also, restart the new computer if you haven't already. HTH.
The bastards have shut down support for FMP9. Call them. To me, this is outrageous. It seems to me that each time one uses FMP, you are connected to some master site and if two computers with one license connected, it was detected and the message that you got was sent. With my several phone calls, I learned that they shut down that central site and FMP9 is DEAD.
I was advised that I should download a trial version of FMP14 and had 30 (or 60?) days to transfer my files to FMP14 and then transfer the files to Excel if I did not want to buy FMP 14. My use of FMP has become minimal so I had no need to pay several hundred dollars to open old files. I downloaded FMP14 but was unable to transfer files to it. CAN WE SUE THEM??
Eventually, I found my Xmas card list in my DropBox folder and was able to convert it to Excel. From Excel, I was able to print labels but with difficulty and much time wasted.
More important: I am a retired M.D. and have files on over 4000 of my patients with a particular condition that I cannot access. Thus far, I have not needed to access those files but if I should, I and the patients are out of luck.
I find it simply outrageous that a company can obliterate my files. I repeat: CAN WE SUE THEM??
Jack, if you have FileMaker files which worked in FileMaker 9, converting them to FileMaker 14 is remarkably easy. In most cases, you can simply go into FM 14, use the Open command and select any database with the suffix of ".fp7", click a button or two, and your working FM 14 database will be ready for you. It only takes minutes. Send me your Xmas card list database, for instance, and I'll send you back a working copy in a few minutes.
FileMaker 9 has been obsolete for many years, but it uses the same file format as FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. There are all sorts of people here who are happy to help.
As for the files of your old patients, I'd definitely suggest that you download the FMP 14 trial and convert that old database. Even if you never use it, the file itself will be ready for you if you ever need it. Even after the trial period ends, that file will continue to be usable for many, many years.
Do you have multiple copies of FileMaker running on the new machine at the same time - like FM9 and FM14?
If you do, they are in conflict with each other when it comes to sharing. That's why you're getting the sharing error message.
Official support for FM 9 ended years ago. FileMaker supports the current version and two versions back.
You should be able to drop your FM 9 files onto the icon for FM 14 (or open them via the File menu) and FM14 will convert the files to the new format automatically. You'll see the file extension changes from .fp7 to .fmp12. You will also have both versions on your computer. The old versions are not deleted.
Be aware that FileMaker 9 and 14 use different file formats. They are not sharable with each other. All users have to be on the same version of FileMaker. FM 9 cannot open a 14 file and FM14 will want to convert it to the .fmp12 file format.
You can sue anyone for any reason. Not saying you going to win but it your prerogative and money.
Most automobiles only have a 3 year / 5 year warranty, people don't expect them to run forever so why should FMI keep an old product running forever. Your old software will run on old hardware, you decided to upgrade your computer, FMI did not make you upgrade your computer. Sorry I don't agree that this is FMI fault.
there are issues with FMP9 - caused by it's licence 'enabeling'. FM9 is the only version with that
call FMSupport - they helped in the past. There is IMHO also a way by setting the date back - but I can't remember
and yes... FM9 was introduced somewhere in 2007/2008. I'm not a fan of this short live of SW/HW - but FM9 is old..
I'd be happy to help you convert your patient files to something else.
for a long-time FileMaker user, it's more a 'what else' * than a 'something else'
times are changing, we can't do a roll-back. There are not many apps out there that are 8 years old and are still working under the latest OS (and have no security issues)
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Did you ever have a version of FileMaker Server installed on your G5? Launch Activity Monitor and check for processes running for FileMaker Server which should all start with fm...
To uninstall FileMaker Server:
- Insert the CD into the drive or follow your electronic download instructions.
- Double-click the FileMaker Server 9 installation icon.
- Enter your Mac OS user name and password and follow the on-screen instructions.
- For Installation Type, choose Uninstall and click Next. Confirm that you want to uninstall FileMaker Server 9. Some files and folders cannot be removed.
- Click OK.
- Restart the machine after uninstalling FileMaker Server 9.
I have been at the computer for over an hour trying to get FMP14 to work. The 30 day trial has expired. I have trashed all the files from that trial, emptied the trash, restarted, repeated twice only to get the same message: The 30 day trial has expired.
I have installation CD's from FMP 4,6 and 9 which may have an Uninstall option but I don't dare do that lest I lose all my data files.
I do not have "Server" software. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
First piece of advice: you won't need to remove any previous versions of FileMaker (so don't).
Secondly, try the directions at the following link.
Do you have an answer for "What else"?
That's funny and true! (I hope that you are trying to be funny)?