Hi. I was hoping to migrate my fmp7 mac database to Windows 7 fmp12. I downloaded the fmp14 trial to Windows 7 and copied all my fmp7 files to the Windows 7 computer. When I try to open any fmp7, fmp14 asked me if I want to convert the file. I choose yes, the File Format Conversion dialog opens, and then it freezes or says not responding. It sometimes makes it to step 4, other times not. Doesn't matter the database is super simple or even practically empty. Thanks for any help.
Does this happen if you create a sample file in your older version of FileMaker Pro, say based on a Starter Solution, and try and convert it?
Have you tried saving a compressed copy of the file(s) prior to converting the file AND / OR tried recovering the file(s) prior to converting them?
Thanks. I have tried all those things. Even a newly created file with one field does not convert. The program always freezes.
Just have a look on those links:
Does your old database created with an older FMP release?
Maybe you can use an intermediate FMP, 8.5 or 9 for example.
Thank you Roberto. It doesn't solve the crashing in fmp-14, but the files open ok in fmp-11. Not sure if I can buy fmp-11 anymore or not though. If possible I think it would be better to get fmp-14 to work but I guess that will require some bug fixes as it clearly does not work as advertised.
As stated in the original post, the files were created in fmp-7. The problem I am having is fmp-14 is unable to convert them.
I suggest you either reinstall FileMaker, try converting it on a different computer or try converting on a Macintosh if you have access to one. The conversion process to 14 works fine. I have converted huge databases with no problems there is something about your environment that is preventing it from completing successfully.
Thank you for your posts.
I would like to see your database file to determine why the conversion to FileMaker Pro 14 is failing. I have sent you a private message with instructions where to send the file.