2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 1, 2016 11:50 AM by taylorsharpe

    FileMaker Pro 7 run on Windows 10?

    oldtrailrider

      Will FileMaker Pro 7 run on a Windows 10 OS?

      If it will, are there any problems or peculiarities involved?

      Thanks in advance for any info you have.

        • 1. Re: FileMaker Pro 7 run on Windows 10?
          steveromig

          Will FileMaker Pro 7 run on a Windows 10 OS?

          If it will, are there any problems or peculiarities involved?

          Thanks in advance for any info you have.

           

          FileMaker Pro 7 is not certified to run with Windows 10

           

          Here are the system requirements for FileMaker Pro 7

           

          http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/637/

           

          I doubt many users have tested this combination before to be able to chime in as to whether there are any showstoppers out there when using FIleMaker Pro 7 with Windows 10.  There are likely unknown issues using this combination of software.

           

          Steve Romig

          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: FileMaker Pro 7 run on Windows 10?
            taylorsharpe

            It probably will open in emulation mode... the question is whether the features, calculations and scripts are giving you true results and behaviors.  That aside, there was a discussion with someone who had FM 11 working in Windows 10, but was having typography problems with FileMaker 11 and Windows 10 at:

             

            Problems with Filemaker 11 and WINDOWS 10

             

            Note that FileMaker 7-11 all had the same format of *.fp7.  If you have to run a *.fp7, I would at least try to run FileMaker 11 since it is the latest version to open *.fp7 files.

             

            Note that FileMaker Inc. only supports FileMaker 12 and newer.  Gone is any support for FileMaker 11 and before.

             

            Do you mind if I ask why you would want to run a decade old program on a current operating system?  Is it some type of experiment?  Or are you trying to recover an old database to covert to something new?  If you're trying to use it for any real business purposes, you should be upgrading it and buying a current version of FileMaker 15.  Anything as old as FileMaker 7 has tons of security holes, etc.

             

            FYI, FileMaker 15 can convert *.fp7 files to *.fmp12 current format.